A MOLD based School of Performing Arts is celebrating it's tenth birthday by performing at Theatr Clwyd.

Theatretrain's Saturday morning school opened at Ysgol Maes Garmon in January 2009 and last weekend began a year of celebrations.

As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations the school will be performing at Theatr Clwyd for the very first time.

Each week the pupils aged between six and 18 enjoy an hour of each subject of dancing, acting and singing whilst working towards regular productions. In the last ten years the group have staged many productions both locally in Chester and Wrexham as well as two appearances at The Royal Albert Hall and one at The O2 in London.

Their regional choir, which draws it's members from Flintshire, Cheshire and Wrexham has also performed at many events, including The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Their next appearance will be to support Collabro at The Lyceum Theatre in Crewe as part of their national tour.

"Theatretrain's Greatest Hits will feature songs and dances from our most popular previous productions," explained artistic director, Steve Davies.

"We will be bringing together the pupils from our schools in Chester, Wrexham and Mold as well as the after school clubs from Ysgol Bryn Coch in Mold, Ysgol Penarlag in Ewloe, St Werburgh's and St Columba's in Chester and Acton Junior School in Wrexham."