A WREXHAM theatre-group leader has been recognised for his efforts in supporting students within the arts throughout lockdown.

Steve Davies leads Theatretrain’s Wrexham, Mold, and Chester groups which has seen him take children to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as well as Theatre Clywd, The Forum Studio Theatre, The Stiwt, and the O2.  

Steve’s background in theatre goes back to The Clwyd Youth Theatre and school productions, but more recently he has worked professionally in pantomime and is also artistic director for local theatre company Tip Top Productions.


The Wrexham local received the Outstanding Centre Director medal at the National Theatretain Conference last weekend, at The Woodland Grange Hotel in Leamington Spa, in recognition of his commitment to Theatretrain students throughout the pandemic and for continued motivation and support as the theatre world gets used to the ‘new normal’.

Steve said: “I’m thrilled to be recognised with this award; however, it is something that is shared equally with the whole team at the Theatretrain schools in Chester, Wrexham, and Mold.”

Theatretrain is celebrating 30 years of delivering professional training in the performing art this year. There are currently 70 centres across the UK - with Steve heading the teams at local centres in Chester, Wrexham and Mold since 2005.

Locally, Theatretrain meet on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings in Chester, Wrexham and Mold providing training in the performing arts through classes in dancing, acting, and singing to children between the ages of 4 and 18.

Throughout August Steve will be leading Summerschool workshops based on popular musical theatre and films including Encanto, Mamma Mia, Waitress, Frozen, and High School Musical.