3Theatre was created by Claire Doyle. With over 20 years of performance and teaching experience, alongside extensive training at the Royal Academy of Music (London) and the Theatre School of Dance and Drama (Edinburgh) Claire has enjoyed an extensively varied career and received an array of accolades, including the HL Hammond Prize (RAM). In addition to her wide-ranging performance experience, Claire has enjoyed playing a key creative role in a multitude of innovative theatre,film and dance projects worldwide.
Now living in Edinburgh with her young family and regularly leading workshops for youths, Claire has come to appreciate the brilliance and creativity of young minds and the importance of confidence, resilience and positivity in their development.
Claire’s wealth of experience and training coupled with her desire to support and encourage young people to realise their potential lead to the creation of 3Theatre – an inclusive theatre company and social enterprise designed to harness the power of the imagination and to spread the joy of creativity and performance… to all!
3Theatre currently provides workshops and creates performance pieces for young people in Scotland.
We are now approved to deliver Youth Awards throughout our work. These awards are recognised by Youth Scotland, SQA and SCQF( the national credit transfer system for all levels of qualifications in Scotland).
3Theatre will be collaborating with schools and nurseries to provide bespoke workshops/classes that engage and inspire young minds.
Throughout 2017 3Theatre have enjoyed supporting local charity ‘ Hearts and Minds UK’ with our ‘ Smile!’ project and in 2018 we are backing ‘The Year of Young People’ initiative. In 2018 the Scottish Government will focus on promoting the ideas of our young people, giving them a platform to shine.
Keep an eye out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on the 3Theatre’s adventures, projects and discoveries.
We also post news on any competitions,opportunities for young volunteers along with news on scholarship places.
About the ‘Smile!’ workshop
3Theatre’s private holiday workshops are called ‘Smile!’ These workshop experiences have been rated 5 Stars by participants, parents and industry professionals.
Smile recognises a brand new approach to theatre. The aim is simple; create a supportive and creative environment in which everyone can realise their potential. Students are given the practical tools and opportunity to explore ideas, gain confidence in their ability and instincts and be inspired to work effectively towards their goals.
3Theatre prides itself on inclusivity and students of all ages, stages and confidence levels are welcomed with a smile.
We start with a bare open space and a suitcase of possibilities ( props). By the end of the week we will have worked hard transforming each space into a whole new world. Every week we perform what we have created to a full and supportive audience.
The ‘ Smile!’ company are encouraged to use effective communication and team work to tell ‘ The best story that’s ever been told! ‘. Throughout the week the team work on learning and improving skills including acting ,singing, dance/ movement and music as a base for our storytelling.
The 3Theatre tutors and staff are hand picked, experienced professionals in theatre,music and teaching who guide all students through their ‘Smile!’ journey.
The outcome is always unique and ‘outstanding’ ( just read our reviews to see!)
Building Confidence, Creativity and Communication
Music and Movement / Dance
Acting and Voice
Team Work and Solo Work
Reading and Writing
Creative Problem Solving
Thank you SO much to Claire Doyle and 3Theatre for the fantastic week our three children had at the Smile workshop. Thank you for understanding and letting them be who they really are!
Natalie A Reguis
′Smile!′ Summer 2017
Both my children Choose ‘ Smile!’ because Claire allows them to use their imagination to create a story,tell it in their own words and perform in a way they feel comfortable with.The pride and confidence they gain from this is immeasurable, thank you to 3Theatre for another wonderful experience!
′Smile!′ 2016 and 2017
I did it! I can do it again.I want to do more.
′Smile!′ Student Summer 2017
Claire is one of the best teachers I’ve ever been lucky enough to work with. Incredibly talented as a performer herself and with all of her teaching experience she’s simply the perfect tutor to bring out the best in anyone who wants to succeed creatively, in any of the performance disciplines.
T.V and Film Actress (USA) Friend of 3T and Client
Thank you so much for making this morning’s event such a fantastic success. The event went perfectly and the feedback was excellent. Your involvement in this morning’s event was much appreciated…. Thanks to you , the children, audience and VIPs had a wonderful time.
Principal Arts Officer Brunton Theatre
On behalf of everyone at E Linton can I thank you for the fantastic job you did with the (students). …they loved it and had a real ‘moment to remember’ yesterday. Your enthusiasm was inspirational. Many congratulations. Lots of positive feedback from our parents too.
Head Teacher, East Linton School
Thanks . My youngsters enjoyed it SO much and it meant a lot to them all. For some of them in particular …. it will have boosted their self-esteem hugely. For me, seeing their faces today on the stage was just great, and to watch you working with them as been a privilege. Thank you Claire!
Teacher, North Berwick High School
You were brilliant… hopefully there will be further opportunities for more things like this.
Deputy Head, Teacher Prestonpans Primary
When I first met our workshop leader, I thought she was really nice. She was a good teacher and she taught us well. I thought the rehearsals were going to be difficult, having to learn different parts. I was absent on the day of the first rehearsal so I thought “Oh no! It will be really hard to catch up!”, but I was wrong, it wasn’t hard at all….the event was really good… and I’d love to do it again…
Performer, Olympic Choir
The Olympic Torch Relay was really fun, and I would love to do it again but I obviously can’t! I signed up for it because I wanted to get better at performing. Claire was an amazing coach and the workshops were sooooooo much fun!
Performer, Olympic Choir
The practice sessions were fun as Claire, who taught us everything, was really upbeat, enthusiastic and energetic… I’ll remember it forever.
Performer, Olympic Choir
The ladies and I really enjoyed the whole event, especially working with Claire, she was such an enthusiastic and patient teacher. The show was brilliant…
Ageing Well Group, Midlothian Council
…the performance on Friday… was one of the best events I’ve ever been to.