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.
‘ Empowering Creativity’
With over 25 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 3Theatre and the first ‘Smile!’ project in 2016.
Claire works with beginner to professionals from UK and overseas ( in person and online) to strengthen technique, offering support and preparation for auditions/ performance for film and live theatre or simply for those who love to sing!
Inspired to help all levels of experience of any age. Claire teaches weekly lessons that educate, engage and inspire.
For Young People
Through 3Theatre, Claire engages young people in schools and our own weekly classes, private tutorials and holiday workshops.
Our ‘Smile!’ Workshops have been nominated for two awards, they run in Edinburgh City in school holidays.
Creative Connections and Project Work
Over the years Claire and 3Theatre have designed, created and delivered work for organisations such as Creative Scotland, The Arts Council, Olympic and Commonwealth Games legacy projects as well as live public performances and television. The Lyceum Theatre Creative Learning, projects for schools, charities and the occasional pop band!
In 2024 Claire will be designing and facilitating creative workshops with EOS Youth Panel for ScotPen Wellcome Surface Echoes Project through The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art ( more on that on our socials soon)
Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages if you’d like to see more!
3Theatre is an inclusive social enterprise, designed to harness the power of imagination and spread the joy of creativity … to all!
If you’d like to book some lessons, say hello by using our registration page or emailing: [email protected].
Workshops, Volunteering, Projects and Scholarships
3Theatre’s award-nominated workshop is called ‘Smile!’. A creative experience, rated 5 Stars by participants, parents, and industry professionals.
The aim is simple; 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. Our workshops run through out the year in school holidays. Click on the Workshop tab for more information or you can sign up/ enquire on the registrations page.
Saltire ‘ Young Leaders’ Volunteer Award Project (13 years +)
3Theatre’s Saltire Young Leader Award Course has been running since 2017 and is a volunteer program for young adults.
Young people can apply to be part of our ‘Saltire Team’ to help out at any ‘Smile!’ holiday workshops or 3Theatre weekly classes. We give each person an area of responsibility and guide you on how to claim awards for volunteering. You’ll lead by example, helping younger students engage and communicate. It’s a perfect place to put into action time management skills and get the feel for working as part of a great team while having something of value to add to your CV or college, university, or job applications. To find out more you can apply via our registration page under ‘Saltire Young Leader Awards’ and we’ll start a conversation. Full information can be found on the ‘Saltire Team/ Volunteering’ tab.
Working for the community / J.F Stout Scholarship
3Theatre believes that the benefits of the arts should be available to everyone, regardless of circumstance.
We fund selected placements for 1 to 1 tutorial and holiday workshops and, in the past, have gifted community classes for nurseries or schools. We can receive applications from individuals through our registration page by leaving us a message. We also award special placements to students who have previously attended our workshops and have demonstrated great talent, determination, and bravery.
We create and deliver bespoke workshops, team building classes, and performance experiences
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 registration page and leave a comment or use the contact form on this site. We love brainstorming unique and inspirational ideas. Anything from the script and story creation, rehearsal to performance, workshops that inspire, research projects and after-school clubs to engage young people.
To find out more about our previous projects you can check out our Instagam and Facebook for updates.
Join us on social media @3Theatre
Follow or like our pages and posts and you’ll get to see information on courses and classes, creative adventures, student stories, and shout-outs in recognition of students’ personal success. We put all testimonials from recent projects on there too…so you can see what people are saying about us!
…or have a scroll down to read more sample testimonials
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.