3Theatreis a new approach to theatre education and aims to build confidence through the arts, 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 a varied career receiving 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 lead to the creation of 3T – an inclusive social enterprise designed to harness the power of the imagination and to spread the joy of creativity and performance… to all!
The 3Theatre team are hand picked, experienced professionals in theatre,music, performance and teaching who guide all students on their journey. All participants have the opportunity to record their journey from the workshop to be submitted for an accredited award. Using the arts and the skills developed to reach our goals, the aim is to highlight how these skills can transfer into real life situations and support students to develop the confidence required to use them.
We are now approved to deliver Youth Awards throughout our work. These awards are recognised by SQA and SCQF ( the national credit transfer system for all levels of qualifications in Scotland).
3T works alongside schools and nurseries to provide bespoke workshops/classes that engage and inspire young minds.We continue to provide our ‘Smile!’ project in school holidays, ballet classes for Bruntsfield After School Clubs and to teach students privately. We also run funded and part funded creative experiences. More information can be found by reading on or selecting the appropriate section from the drop down menu.
About the ‘Smile!’ workshop
‘I did it! I can do it again.I want to do more…’
‘ They loved it…couldn’t wait to get out the car to start each day ‘
‘ (Smile!) is talked about for a long time after it’s finished ‘
‘ ..now we have to plan our holiday around ‘ Smile!’….they don’t want to miss it ‘
‘ The best…EVER! ‘
These are a sample of comments and written testimonial – 2017 / 18
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.
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Smile for Schools/ Project Be
3Theatre believe that the benefits of the arts should be available to everyone, regardless of circumstance. We design funded projects and collaborate cross sector to create opportunities that raise attainment ( in schools) and improve mental and physical health and well-being for all.
This year as part of ‘The Year of Young People’ we have worked across Scotland with students aged 2-18 years on a variety of projects with incredible outcomes and feedback. If you have an idea or would like to work with us to create something special, please get in touch. We love brainstorming unique and inspirational ideas. To find out more about our work you can check out our Insta, Facebook, Twitter and facebook for updates and sneek peeks!
Have a scroll down to read testimonials or contact us directly through this site.Full information can also be found in the relevant sections of our drop down menu.
Building Confidence, Creativity and Communication
Music and Movement / Dance
Acting and Voice
Team Work and Solo Work
Reading and Writing
Creative Problem Solving
Understanding and controlling nerves
Incredible.Unforgettable.Awesome,amazing…I love it!
We are learning every day from experienced people.
I developed confidence, social and communication skills.
Saltire Award Student Feedback ( collective)
Commenting on their ′Smile!′ experience 2018
Thank you 3Theatre! Working with you was a creative, magical joy.
100 Voices of Inspirational Women 2018/ 3T Funded Project S1-S6 students
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
So impressive and the best thing my daughter has ever done.
′Smile!′ Easter 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
Smile was an enjoyable and well run theatre project, ending in a well staged and enthusiastic performance that was fun to watch. All the children seemed very happy to be on stage and they had clearly gained a lot of confidence to to work as a group. Thank you!
Summer ′Smile!′ 2018
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.
Depute 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.