Tim Claydon, CHOREOGRAPHER and MOVEMENT DIRECTOR is taking a West End Workshop with our wonderful Junior Hatters, Feb 2018!


Tim is trained in classical dance and was an aerialist/trapeze artist.  Tim has based his career as a Choreographer who’s career spans decades.  He is very well known for choreography within the Opera world and his credits include productions such as 5 of the ‘6 little greats’ (Opera North), Romeo and Juliet (The Globe) Pyramus and Thisbe (Canadian Opera Co); La traviata, Don Carlos (Houston Grand Opera); Parsifal (Chicago Lyric); Andrea Chenier (Opera North); Carmen (Vlaamse Opera); La rondine, Albert Herring (Opera North); The Elixir of Love (WNO, Opera North, HGO and Oviedo); Falstaff and I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Opera North, Melbourne and Sydney); and La Bohème, The Bartered Bride (Opera North, Valencia and New Zealand); Rusalka and The Fortunes of King Croesus (Opera North and Minnesota). As Assistant Director for Opera North, The Bartered Bride, Orfeo ed Euridice, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, The Merry Widow, Das Rheingold, La clemenza di Tito, his revival of Peter Grimes, and Gianni Schicchi, Additional choreography includes: Il turco in Italia and Veronique (Buxton Opera House); The Tales of Hoffmann (Malmö Opera); Grimes on the Beach (Aldeburgh Music); The Magic Flute, Cosi fan Tutti, Idomeneo at Garsington; and Madam Butterfly.



Mad Hatters Theatre School is very privileged to have Tim join us for a West End Workshop and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for our Junior Hatters!!!  Wait eagerly for some pictures and Footage for the workshop!!

At certain points during the year, the Main School Hatters may have the opportunity to attend workshops by Professional Performers ranging from West End to TV and Film.


In past years we have had Professionals from various West End and Touring Musicals plus straight Acting Workshops and more. Please note details are sometimes confirmed at short notices for these workshops due to the unpredictable nature of the Actor/Directors work situation.

Workshops So Far:

2017 – Matilda the Musical – William Hawksworth and Thea Lamb

2016 – We Will Rock You – Tim Hodges
2015 – Physical Theatre Workshop – Nathan Stickley
2014 – Alight Fingers Circus Company
2014 – Mamma Mia – Rebecca Lisewski
2013 – Shrek – Bradley Jaden
2013 – Tracey Penn – Legally Blonde
2012 – Mary Poppins – Nicola Filshie
2012 – Cats – Lindsey Britton


Workshops are only available to current students of the Main School Hatters. No free taster sessions will take place on Workshop dates. So hurry up and join us and take part in these magnificent Workshops!

2 months ago
Absolutely WONDERFUL work from every single Mad Hatter tonight. All the staff came away beaming and singing their praises. WELL DONE! Have an amazing half term. You deserve it! ❤️🤩🤗 #proud #theatre #kids #halfterm #seeya #relax
2 months ago
Excited to see all our students this week! Hope you are all enjoying term and focussed on SHOW TERM! Boom!! X
3 months ago
Hope you’ve all had a great Easter! Looking forward to getting stuck into rehearsals this Friday! See you there! 🤗🎼🎭 #acting #singing #dancing #theatre #revue #summer #musical
8 months ago
Break a leg to all the Main School Mad Hatters who are auditioning this afternoon for next year’s show! We are very excited! Just bring all you can to it, and most importantly, have FUN! #sing #dance #act #dream