Razzamataz Theatre Schools is set to bring its performing arts classes to children staying at Haven this summer with the launch of a location at the holiday centre’s site in Craig Tara in Ayr, Scotland.


This is the first year that Haven has held Razzamataz Theatre Schools classes, which will provide children holidaying at the centre the opportunity to take part in six hours spread over two days of performing arts workshops ending with a short presentation on the main stage to an audience of friends and family.


The programme will been available to children aged five to 16 and will enable them to learn a broad range of skills from pop singing and street dance to musical theatre and drama. Classes are taught by experienced teachers, many of who come from a professional performing arts background.

According to Razzamataz Theatre Schools, if this location is successful there are plans to role the scheme out to other sites giving children all over the UK a chance to experience its classes.

Denise Hutton-Gosney, founder and Director of Razzamataz Theatre Schools, said: “Working with Haven is a wonderful opportunity for us to spread the word about the work we do at Razzamataz and it is incredibly satisfying to see how much the children benefit from the workshops they participate in while on holiday. In just a few days they can take away many new skills and experiences that otherwise they may not have had the opportunity to enjoy.”

Razzamataz Theatre Schools first came to prominence when Hutton-Gosney appeared on BBC’s Dragons’ Den in 2007. After a well-delivered pitch, multi-millionaire Duncan Bannatyne offered the full investment to make Razzamataz one of the fastest growing part-time theatre schools in the UK. To date, there are now more than 40 Razzamataz franchise schools up and down the country.

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