WEST END KIDS SAY…
"When I joined WEK, I had no experience or confidence in performing. After a lot of hard work and training with Martin and Emma, I made my way up to Troupe and have now gained a place at Urdang Academy.
During my time at WEK I've made some great friendships and had some amazing live performance experiences.
Thanks to WEK, I am now ready to pursue my career in the Performing Arts."
One of the luckiest moments of my life was when I attended the WEK auditions. I felt unmotivated at my local theatre school. I wanted a professional environment, proper training & some one to push me, all of which I found at WEK!
West End Kids (2006 - 2009)
West End Kids has given me opportunities I had only dreamt about. To think that in just a year I've performed at Royal Albert Hall, West End LIVE, Camp Bestival, Common People, Great Ormond Street, OnBlackheath, Move IT, Chelsea Flower Show and the Queen's 90th Birthday amongst loads of festivals and charity performances is unbelievable.
I think WEK has transformed me into a much stronger, matured and determined performer and I will always be thankful to Martin and Emma for everything they do for me. I don't think I'll ever be able to explain how muchWEK means to me and how beneficial the whole experience has been!
West End Kids is a very professional company but is so welcoming - we're just one big family! 🙂
West End Kids (2015+)
I first found out about WEK because I saw a girl in a local amateur production who was clearly a cut above the rest! I found out she was a part of WEK. Their professionalism is simply outstanding. They cut no corners in any aspect of our training... they push you to the max on everything.
One thing about WEK is that you can only enjoy it to its full potential if you learn your dances and harmonies. The harder you work, the faster you climb the ranks. Local places don't care who is the best, to be honest. WEK gives those who work hardest the promotions and opportunities. One quote Martin told me a few years ago that I will never forget is 'Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard enough.'
It doesn't matter how far away you live, WEK is worth any sacrifice. If you want to be pushed above and beyond anything you can imagine, WEK is the place.
WEK: Training (2013 - 2016)
I wouldn't have been offered a full-time place at Urdang Academy without WEK. WEK taught me how to prepare for an audition (which is absolutely key) and had given me a clear insight in to what a typical day on a full-time vocational course would be like. Auditions were a regular thing at WEK, especially leading up to our termly revues. This helped me to battle my nerves when singing at my drama school auditions, as I was much more used to the process and the pressure of the audition days.
WEK has definitely been a great step on the ladder to a career in the arts. It has helped me to keep driven, taught me to invest in myself, to prepare for auditions and to stay focused. Whilst training with WEK I gained confidence in all three disciplines, and noticed a dramatic improvement in my vocal range and technique. WEK revealed a performer in me that I hadn't seen before and I wouldn't have been offered a full-time place at Urdang Academy without their help”
West End Kids (2012-2013)
Auditioning for WEK was the best decision I ever made and I can’t even begin to explain how much I’m going to miss it. It sure has been an amazing 4 and a half years!
West End Kids (2010 - 2014)
I had the most incredible time at West End Kids. WEK introduced me to the intensity of training I needed to prepare for my current course studying a triple award in Musical Theatre, and for auditions for professional stage schools in London, where I have just had offers from Urdang, Performers and Bird. WEK was an incredible stepping stone and learning experience.
West End Kids (2012-2013)
I love how different WEK is from your average weekend musical theatre school. We're constantly being pushed in new ways with new exciting challenges and no matter how old you are, you're treated like a professional. Plus everyone is so lovely, I've made some of the best friends I could ever ask for.
WEK: Training (2013 - Present)
Working with WEK teaches you so much about the industry and the amount of drive, dedication and hard work that you need to succeed within it!
West End Kids & WEK: Training (2010 - 2013)
WEK is the only company I know that does very challenging dances & sings at the same time, which is true musical theatre. No matter how old you are in WEK you work like a professional. WEK has helped me to have the stamina to get through the long days, and how to perform to a professional standard & also to have a positive professional attitude
West End Kids (2010-2013)
Joining WEK is probably the best thing I've ever done. I could tell from my first session that I was going to have a lot of fun, and learn a lot. And I was right!
West End Kids & WEK: Training (2009 -2011)
WEK has improved me in almost every aspect of my performance, especially singing, and it has taught me how important it is to tell a story when you are performing. It has also given me an insight in to what it's going to be like in the performing arts industry which is where I think WEK is really unique - you get treated like true professionals. This makes us all so close as a group, we all work so hard and the hard work really pays off.
West End Kids (2009 - 2013)