‘ It’s helping with confidence, I can hear singing all the time..that didn’t happen before. I think you are doing an amazing job’
( Parent, 1-1 tutorials online 2020)
3Theatreis a new approach to theatre education aiming to build confidence and positive mental health practice through the arts. 3T was founded by Claire Doyle in 2016.
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. 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.
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 individuality lead to the creation of 3T – an inclusive social enterprise designed to harness the power of the imagination and spread the joy of creativity … to all!
2020 and 2021
3Theatre had been working online for many years supporting clients who live and work abroad and when the pandemic hit we increased our online activity to engage and inspire young minds. Our Pandemic response gave us another award nomination.
Connection and collaboration were key during the pandemic, and we partnered up with inspirational artist Cassandra Harrison to create unique online events for both Halloween and Christmas for young people. We had participants from all over the world join us. It was an honour and delight to be in partnership with such an amazing talent.
3Theatre was also an honoured recipient of funding from both Edinburgh and Glasgow’s SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL group along with some personal donations from it’s members. This funding was used to work with the incredible Wellbeing Support services and an outstanding young student who had been isolated from music by the pandemic. Our heart-felt thanks go to the generous donors and this wonderful organisation.
‘ My singing lessons just mean the world to me and I would be lost without them. They help me with confidence… (to) be more sociable with friends and family and also change my mood when I’m not feeling 100%’ ( scholarship/ funding recipient 2020/2021)
We also participated in 2 online projects. Our students were inspired to write and perform in a Christmas Single to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. The students were ecstatic to be a part of the US band OKGo’s reinvention of their single ‘ All Together Now’ and part of their worldwide project ‘Art Together Now’ . The single and album was released worldwide and can be downloaded on all music streaming channels.
Now regulations have lifted we are able to run ‘Smile!’ or Skills projects in person. We are also now able to work again with schools and after school clubs programmes. 3Theatre also provides private 1-1 tutorials for anyone, of any standard or confidence level in singing or acting.
There are a limited number of weekly time slots available for 1-1 tutorials as with the opening up of more online connection, 3Theatre now works with clients from many countries. So get in touch we’d love to hear from you. Enquiries can be made using our registration page or emailing : [email protected]
Taken from written testimonial / online feedback 2017 – present day:
‘ ..by the end of each lesson I have so much energy. I don’t know how you do it! ( Singing Client 2020)
‘ So Impressive ‘ ( Parent / Audience member. Written feedback for ‘ Smile!’)
‘ Working with you is a creative, magical, joy!’
( English and Drama Teacher CastleHead High School ,2018/ 2019)
‘ Bags of energy and enthusiasm’ ( Parent/ Audience member 2017)
‘ Cannot wait to go again’ ( Student 2018)
About our workshops
‘ Claire is one of the best teachers I’ve ever been lucky enough to work with’ R.Connell ( Professional actor/singer. US Client Online since 2016)
‘ ** always comes out in such a good mood. It’s really impressive to watch. She feels energised by your time together!’ ( Online singing tutorial feedback 2020)
3Theatre’s award nominated workshop is called ‘Smile!’. A creative experience rated 5 Stars by participants, parents and industry professionals.
The aim is simple both online and in person; build 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.
Working for the community
3Theatre believe that the benefits of the arts should be available to everyone, regardless of circumstance. During the pandemic we aim to put client safety first, to provide engaging and uplifting online courses and classes open to all.
If you are part of a school, community group, private company or charity and have an idea to create something special, please get in touch using the contact form on this site. 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!
JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA @ 3Theatre
More information on 3T can be found by following us on social media. Give us a follow or like and you’ll get to see our creative adventures, student stories and shout outs in recognition of student’s personal success. We put all testimonials from recent projects on there too…so you can see what people are saying about us!
Sample feedback for 2020 online workshops and tutorials:
‘It was lovely to see them beaming from the fun and exercise…I really can’t recommend Claire enough’
( 2020 client/ lock down classes/ Social media review)
‘ ..such lovely sounds of singing, laughing, jumping around from both girls. A bit or normality in the most abnormal of times….I can’t recommend @3Theatre highly enough’ ( Easter ‘ Smile!’ Online 2020, Online recommendation from social media)
‘ @3theatre we love you! Seriously. Watching ** doing ballet with you is such a wonderful thing. Thank you for your amazing work ‘ ( Online Ballet, after school classes 2020)
…or have a scroll down to read more sample testimonials from 2016 onward..
Building Confidence, Creativity and Communication
Music and Movement / Dance
Acting and Voice
Team Work and Solo Work
Reading and Writing
Creative Problem Solving
Growth Mindset and Creative Thinking
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.