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FAQ

Questions or queries not answered here? Chat to us using messenger below, call the WEK Office on 020 8123 2025 or email frontdesk@westendkids.co.uk

WHEN & WHERE ARE WEEKLY REHEARSALS ?
You're always in the middle of the action at WEK rehearsals in central locations with excellent transport links, parking nearby and plenty of ways for parents to pass the time if you choose to wait around. 

West End Kids London
Central London, EC1
Saturday's 

West End Kids Leeds
Central Leeds, LS9
Sunday's 

West End Kids rehearsals do not clash with school.
WHAT IS THE AGE RANGE?
You can audition for West End Kids between the ages of 9 and 18 years of age. We may use our discretion – please register and if there is a problem with your age, we will contact you. Once you are a member of West End Kids you are able to stay until you are aged 21 yrs.
WHERE DO WEST END KIDS COME FROM?
The West End Kids Troupe brings together ambitious and dedicated young singers and dancers from all over the UK who want to hone their performing abilities. Attendees come because they are in search of tough, challenging, elite training that will noticeably improve and enhance a child's performance capabilities. Typically attendees cannot find this through local institutions or organisations.

Members of the WEK: Summer Intensive travel from all over the world.
DOES WEK INTERFERE WITH SCHOOL?
No. West End Kids really does encourage strong academic achievement. The business has changed a lot since the days where it was advisable to put all of your eggs into one basket and focus on performing. Today, that is NOT good advice. The chances of securing regular full-time employment are slim, and you must have a good academic back-up. Occasionally we may request a few hours off school for a big performance, but this is the exception rather than the rule.
WHAT ARE THE REHEARSAL HOURS?
WEK: Training Troupes: AM or PM
West End Kids Troupe: Saturday - All Day (Central London)
ARE THE OTHERS AT THE SAME STANDARD AS ME?
If you're looking to become the next West End or Broadway performer, then West End Kids is for you. 

We have a unique system that allows performers at all levels of skill and ability train in an environment where they will be able improve their strengths while also focusing on improving upon areas that need improvement. 

Within this program, your dedication and seriousness are shared by everyone within the organisation - we are full on! 

West End Kids is also unique in that we are not afraid to group by ability and not by age, meaning age is no obstacle to meeting your performing goals.

Fees & Finance (All Projects)

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS OR BURSARIES AVAILABLE?
West End Kids does offer both scholarships and bursaries. Flexible payment plans and options are also available and in most cases we can work with you to help configure a payment plan. You will be invited to apply for a bursary or scholarship if you are successful in auditioning for a place. For further information contact frontdesk@westendkids.co.uk or call 020 8123 2025
IF SUCCESSFUL AT AUDITION, HOW MUCH ARE FEES?
The fees for West End Kids projects are as follows:

WEK: TRAINING TROUPE:
Fees for the WEK: Training Troupe are just £31.83 per week. This fee covers 11x 3.5 hour weekly rehearsals plus a full day performance at the quarterly Revue in a professional theatre.

WEST END KIDS PERFORMANCE TROUPE:
Fees for the main West End Kids performance troupe are £38.38 per week. This fee covers 13 x 9 hour weekly rehearsals. It’s important to understand that this INCLUDES the costs of any additional rehearsals and ALL performances, so the true cost is actually much lower and closer to £25 per week. 

The troupe maintains a busy (unpaid) performance schedule in addition to the quarterly West End Kids Revue.

WEST END KIDS SUMMER INTENSIVE:
The WEK: Summer Intensive represents outstanding value for money! Fees are £649 for the course and are fully inclusive of production, course, bed and boarding costs, and also include any additional activities. Instalment plans are available from the WEK office upon request and a payment schedule is outlined to you if you are successful. 

There are no hidden extras, the price you see if the price you pay – inclusive of everything. Flexible payment plans are available upon request.

About West End Kids

WHAT IS THE WEST END KIDS SONG & DANCE TROUPE?
West End Kids has raised hundreds of West End & Broadway stars since 2001, with a unique blend of ambition, opportunity, motivation, mastery and mindset.- giving young performers the best possible start in life

We are an elite song & dance troupe which exists to provide “on the job” Musical Theatre training. Our mission is to be the best in-person training that you can find for musical theatre. We are looking forward to developing exceptional singers and dancers from all over Great Britain who aspire towards future professional careers as performers.

With a focus on training through hands-on experience and preparation for performance, West End Kids is undoubtedly the most challenging part time musical theatre program available.

The West End Kids Song & Dance troupe perform for tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of people each and every year at some of the UK's largest and most prestigious events, state occasions and festivals including appearances at West End LIVE, British Summer Time Fetsival, Latitude, HMQ 90th Birthday Celebration, the o2, Camp Bestival, Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Palace and a great many others. 
WHAT IS THE WEK: TRAINING TROUPE
West End Kids also operates the weekly WEK: Training Troupes, a tough, challenging, elite musical theatre training program for  developing ambitious future members of the famous West End Kids Song & Dance Troupe, West End and Broadway shows.

Additionally all members of the WEK: Training Troupes perform at least 3 times a year, alongside the famous West End Kids Song & Dance Troupe whilst perfecting their craft and learning the trade.
DO REHEARSALS RUN ALONGSIDE SCHOOL TERMS
Where possible yes. West End Kids is a national program, so there may be some discrepancies with half-term dates, but all weekly programs have a week off for half-term. 
WHERE DO WEST END KIDS GO ON TO TRAIN?
You can find existing or former West End Kids at every major performing arts college and having performed in virtually every West End show you can think of! 

To see what some of our alumni are up to - see here!
WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES?
Ambition. Persistence. Success

West End Kids gives young performers the best possible start in life, wrapped in a dedicated and driven environment where inspirational young people spark each other to rise above their potential. West End Kids is a unique and carefully crafted blend of ambition, opportunity, motivation, mastery and mindset. Having achieved worldwide acclaim, West End Kids grows and nurtures young performers who will exceed their talent - both in the performing arts or in their chosen professions.
ARE ALL STAFF DBS CHECKED?
Yes, all West End Kids staff are enhanced DBS checked and/or have full chaperone licenses.
WHERE DO WEST END KIDS PERFORM?
West End Kids has the longest CV of any Youth Theatre Company in the world and West End Kids, despite their young age, become incredibly experienced. For a full list of credits, please see https://www.westendkids.co.uk/about-wek

Questions or queries not answered here? Chat to us using messenger below, call the WEK Office on 020 8123 2025 or email frontdesk@westendkids.co.uk

West End Kids

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