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A brief history

When Phyl Harris founded Spa Theatre Workshop (known affectionately as Spa Sprouts) in 1981 it was one of the first groups in the area to offer children the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their talents in the performing arts.

For nine years the company successfully staged annual productions in a professional theatre, cast solely from within its own membership. In 1991 the decision was made to perform the hit musical West Side Story. The need to attract more mature performers for this hard-hitting and dramatic show led to the introduction of open auditions and the formation of a Senior Company for performers aged 16 and over.

We then changed our name to 'Spa Theatre Company' to better reflect our junior and a senior company.  In 2013 we delivered our last senior performance and went back to focusing on the Junior members in the company.

41 years of Theatre in Leamington Spa

Qualified and experienced production team

41 Junior summer shows

22 Spectacular Senior Shows over 31 years
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The production team

Our production team is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of teaching and support is provided to all its members and parents.  After 6 years of wonderful teamwork, our current production team will be leaving us in July so we are on the lookout for a new production team.  Interested?  Find out more below!

Izzy Lewenz

Izzy Lewenz


Izzy teaches ballet, contemporary, and acrobatic dance and is qualified to IDTA Level 4 Teaching Diploma with Distinction in ballet.

Jamie Payne

Jamie Payne

Musical Director

Gaining his music degree from the University of Southampton, Jamie has played for over 50 UK shows, inc: Miss Saigon, Les Miserables and Annie.

Aimee Matthews

Aimee Matthews


Aimee trained at Birmingham School of Acting and the Royal Academy of Music where she was the recipient of the prestigious Cameron Mackintosh Scholarship.


We currently have vacancies for new Production Team.  If you are interested in finding out more about these roles, please email or to make an application please click the appropriate button below:

Our Junior Theatre Company's mission is to have a positive effect on the lives of young people.  


We do this by providing every member with the opportunity to develop life skills through a wide range of performing arts.


We are dedicated to quality and equality - ensuring that all members are looked after, treated equally and receive the highest level of support and care. 


Show timeline


1982 - Oliver

1983 - Black and White Pierrot Show

1984 - Pierrot Show

1985 - Oh, What A Lovely War

1986 - Calamity Jane

1987 - Joseph and The Amazing Dreamcoat 

1988 - Half a Sixpence

1989 - Hans Andersen

1990 - Finian’s Rainbow

1991 - West Side Story

1992 - Pinocchio - Oliver (S)

1993 - Pied Piper - Godspell (S)

1994 - Charlotte’s Web - The Broadway Pirates of Penzance (S)

1995 - The Lion, Witch, Wardrobe - The Little Shop of Horrors (S)

1996 - Annie - Cabaret (S)

1997 - Bugsy Malone - 42nd Street (S)

1998 - Wizard of Oz - Blondel (S)

1999 - Crazy for You (S)

2000 - Alice, the Musical - Sweet Charity (S)

2001 - 20th Anniversary Concert - Oliver (S)

2002 - 21st Anniversary Concert - Queen’s Golden Jubilee - My Fair Lady (S)

2003 - Bugsy Malone - Scrooge (S)

2004 - Godspell - Me and My Girl (S)

2005 - Peter Pan - Anything Goes (S)

2006 - Annie - 42nd Street (S)

2007 - Wizard of Oz - West Side Story (S)

2008 - Oliver - Disco Inferno (S)

2009 - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - Fame (S)

2010 - Dracula Spectula - Footloose (S)

2011 - Hairspray - The Wedding Singer (S)

2012 - Annie - Boogie Nights (S)

2013 - Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat - The Full Monty (S)

2014 - Peter Pan

2015 - Beauty and the Beast

2016 - Into the Woods

2017 - High School Musical

2018 - Little Shop of Horrors

2019 - The Adamms Family

2022 - The Little Mermaid

2023 - Seussical the Musical Jr

2024 - Les Miserables - Schools Edition

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