WHAM Theatre Schools is a brand new Performing Arts Network, offering affordable triple-threat Musical Theatre classes in Dance, Drama and Singing!
I’m Mark, the founder of WHAM Theatre Schools, and over the years, I’ve worked in a variety of performing arts schools as both a Principal/Franchisee and as a Teacher. No young person is the same, or desire to have the same goal. Each student is unique, and our aim is to encourage happiness, confidence and creativity in every young person that joins the WHAM Family!
I’ve worked alongside industry professionals and the best organisations possible in order to create WHAM. It’s taken some time, but over the years, I’ve seen every type of method used to train young people in the performing arts sector. Some worked fantastically, others failed miserably. Which is why I am using my 12+ years in this industry to instil tried & tested methods for a wide variety of abilities.
Our ethos is to keep our young performers enthusiastic, happy and content within our unique training system. We do not believe in a competitive-aggressive or “fame hungry” attitude towards performing arts, but to be able to cater for those who range from just wanting to gain confidence and for those who are serious about progressing further as a performer.
- Screen Acting
- LUKE HIGGINS - TV ACTOR: I've had the pleasure of working with Mark on various creative projects, and have had the honour of teaching workshops to his students. When I was growing up, performing arts training was either very energetic/ambitious, or too gentle, which was extremely difficult to reach out to those who were in the middle! With the WHAM model, kids can have fun in the classes, and decide whether or not to take the extra opportunities that are offered to them! Some kids, teens, and adults, just want to learn a new skill in the arts for confidence building, which is wonderful! However, there are also some young performers that are hungry for success, and I absolutely love how WHAM has considered this. Go TEAM WHAM!
- LAURA SELWOOD (Former West End Cast Member) Hair, RENT, Never Forget, Mamma Mia & Ghost. After working with Mark in recent years in Performing Arts Training, and performing professionally for most of my life, I 100% recommend the WHAM Theatre Schools framework! WHAM enable the younger generation of performers to gain the skills they need, but allowing them to progress at their own pace. It's important that children, teenagers and even adults are able to take their time when deciding a career in the arts, and Wham Theatre Schools has put every possible option in place to support our new generation of performers! Great Work! Wishing Wham Students the very best on your journey!
- LISA MAHONEY (Former Parent). My Son attended a theatre school where Mark Bowman was the Principal. JM enjoyed his lessons with Mark. He gained confidence and was given the chance to express himself in many different ways. Mark's supportive and enthusiastic approach to teaching helped my Son to discover himself as a performer and build character. Now after working with and being taught by Mark my Son has developed the skills required to go on and partake in theatre work as well as mainstream television up to the present day. Mark has continued to support and inspire my Son and will continue to do so as he enters the world of performing arts, a world which Mark has an expert knowledge of. We couldn't have wished for a better mentor and owe so much to Mark, for the knowledge and overall professional attitude towards the arts, that he has gifted my Son.