Performing Arts

About Us

Theatreworks started out in 2009 in Matlock.  In June 2011 we made a move into our very own premises and in 2014 we moved into the Grand Pavilion to help support this magnificent former theatre.

We have around 60 students and are always growing.  If you are interested in becoming part of it go to the "want to join" page or email for more information.

Kirsty Williams - Principal

Kirsty graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she was awarded a BA (hons) in Drama, specializing in Acting. Whilst there, she taught pupils of the Junior Academy and wrote and directed Hard to Swallow, produced at the Chandler Theatre, Glasgow.

She worked as a director, musical director and acting tutor for Knightswood Youth & Community Theatre for 3 years on many performances including Cinderella, Sinbad, Aladdin, James and the Giant Peach, Grease and many more.

She directed Smike for Lewis-Campbell School of Performing Arts winning an award for Outstanding Young Director. She worked there for 3 years and had children placed in films, tv and in the West End in Martin Charnin’s Annie with Lesley Joseph.

She qualified with distinction as a teacher at the University of Strathclyde and has worked in many primary and secondary schools across Scotland & England.  Kirsty also worked as Youth Theatre Director at Falkirk College devising several plays.

She worked as Children’s Tutor on the UK tour of Whistle Down the Wind and as an Acting Tutor at the famous Italia Conti stage school.

Kirsty has directed for several companies and theatres as a freelance director and has a love of new writing and working with young actors. She has partnerships with the Edinburgh Fringe, The National Theatre, LAMDA, NAYT, Sheffield Theatres.

Touring life came to an end with the arrival of her first child. She now has 4 children.

Performing credits include a wide range of theatrical roles throughout the UK as far north as His Majesty’s in Aberdeen and South as Salisbury Playhouse. For TV Take the High Road, Scottish Men, Tartan Shorts, Daddys gone a hunting, various commercials and presenter on BBC Radio’s Check it out. Most recently she was delighted to appear alongside her eldest son in the 2011 BAFTA nominated feature film "Skeletons".

In her spare time (not much) Kirsty is one of the creative directors of Ignite UK, a Derbyshire based ladies a capella chorus and is a founder member of Dolce, a six part vocal ensemble.


Mark Page (Youth Theatre facilitator and Teaching Assistant)






Doug Harrington (Vocal Coach)




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