ABOUT

The Harpham Company

We deliver both weekly technique classes in Singing, Dancing and Acting or weekly performance classes in Musical Theatre Shows.


Students receive the opportunity to work towards multiple stage productions every year where they perform with full costume, set and props, on a professional stage in front of a live audience.


Students focus on one of the three disciplines (Singing, Dancing or Acting), where they fine tune their craft and earn accredited qualifications.


All students receive the opportunity to make new friends, build their confidence and self-esteem during our fun, innovative classes in a warm and friendly environment.

 

OUR GOAL

Making Theatre Accessible

Read about our goal of Making Theatre Accessible to every child in Doncaster, in the Doncaster Free Press.

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OUR STORY

The Harpham Company was founded in 2019 by our director Olivia and her partner, William. Having started in education, THC has evolved into a successful, fast growing Drama School that makes Theatre Training and Performing Arts accessible to every child no matter what the circumstance is.

In 2020, we acquired our first studio in the centre of Doncaster which enabled us to continue to provide theatre classes for our members during the pandemic. At the start of 2021, we moved into our beautiful, one of a kind and grade two listed studio in the heart of Sprotbrough village.
This is a place for our children to create Theatre and a place to call THC home.

 

DIRECTORS STATEMENT

Olivia Harpham

Champion of Women Arts & Culture 2022

Olivia Harpham

Hello Superstars! My name is Olivia Harpham and I am the founder of The Harpham Company - Youth Theatre School. Since the age of four, I have trained in a variety of Drama Schools across the UK.


After receiving my BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre from Hull School of Performing Arts, I made it my mission to create a unique Youth Theatre School where the children always come first. It is my aim to give your child the drama school experience in a warm, friendly and happy environment. At The Harpham Company - Youth Theatre School, your child shall be treated as an individual and not a number.

Drama gives children the freedom to dream, explore, create, interact and perform! I want to give children an opportunity to build relationships, meet new friends, encourage self expression whilst developing their theatre skills and receive high quality theatre training.

At The Harpham Company - Youth Theatre School, there is a place for every child.


Your child will become part of a team, perform as a cast and learning skills that will last them a lifetime. The most important thing to me is that every child is happy, I want to inspire them and ensure they have fun at The Harpham Company and lastly, is given the opportunity to do what they love the most - perform!

 

THC TEAM

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OLIVIA

Director


Founder & Owner

Our little firecracker, Olivia trained in Drama Schools throughout the U.K. before attaining a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre at the Hull School of Performing Arts. Olivia had a dream of creating a unique Youth Theatre School that delivers the ultimate Drama School experience at affordable prices. Therefore, THC was born!

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WILLIAM

Administration


Founder & Owner

William is our man of many talents. Not only does he help with the logistics of the business, he is also our photographer, website designer and tech wiz! After serving as a Royal Marine Commando, Will still says his hardest challenge to date is learning how to pirouette at THC.

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ADAM

Acting Teacher

Successful podcast and Youtuber, Adam plays an important role at THC, as assistant director for our shows. He received expert training and tuition at the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) on their BA Acting programme. Adam specialised and honed his talents in musicals, pantomimes, Shakespeare, abstract theatre and voice over acting, developing an outstanding and impressive portfolio of theatre, radio, film and TV credits in short films and promotional videos.

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HANNAH

Dance Teacher

Our Dance Technique Teacher, Hannah has over 20 years experience in the industry, teaching, performing and co-ordinating all styles of Dance such as, Freestyle, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Theatre Dance.
Hannah is a A.I.D.T.A (Associate Dance Teacher) for I.D.T.A (International Dance Teachers Association).

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MOLLY

Little Superstars Teacher

Molly is currently studying for a BA in Drama and Theatre Practice at the University of Hull. Molly is there every step of the way, from stage management, prop & costume co-ordination, to singing and dancing at the side of the stage - you name it! Molly is our Little Superstars teacher and their biggest cheerleader, she always ensures they are supported, having the most fun and that they creatively learn brand new theatre skills every week.

 
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TESTIMONIALS

I can’t recommend this youth theatre enough. It is so warm, friendly and welcoming... Olivia is so enthusiastic, professional and supportive. She encourages each and every child to shine and gives them the confidence to do so at their own pace! My little girl has loved it... As I picked her up she was beaming asking excitedly when it was time to go back!

Justine