performing arts classes in Taunton

Welcome to Jittabugs Theatre School Taunton

Jittabugs Theatre School is a leading provider of children’s performing arts classes in Taunton.

Whether your child is looking to have a career in performing arts or if they simply want to attend classes for enjoyment and exercise;  Jittabugs Theatre School’s performing arts classes in Taunton could be perfect for them!

For younger children, we have Ballet and Boogie – a fun and upbeat dance class which teaches the ballet basics, but within a lively class able to hold the attention of preschool children. We also offer an Introduction to Performing Arts class to ages 4-8 years. For the older children, we also run mixed performing arts classes in Taunton which teach a variety of dance styles, singing, drama and musical theatre.


Our Mission

Jittabugs Theatre School (JTS) aims to provide quality dance, drama and singing and mixed performing arts classes in Taunton. Classes will help children develop in their vocal, dance and acting ability. However, above all JTS children will gain confidence have FUN!

Whilst we teach children various valuable skills in performing arts, our key focus is to encourage creativity, self-expression and imagination.

performing arts classes in Taunton

“I bring my daughter to build her confidence. The leaders are good at encouraging and involving all children in a fun and caring way and I would highly recommend Jittabugs.”


– Carole, Jittabugs Pupil Parent

Our History

performing arts classes in Taunton

Jittabugs Theatre School offers dance, drama and singing classes in Taunton for children aged 18 months-16 years. We are the sister company of the award-winning company Jittabugs.

Caroline Ashworth founded Jittabugs in 2008, after having trained and worked as a professional performer. She gained a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and then a Diploma in Dance & Drama at The Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre.

Having gained her dance teacher qualifications, Caroline, enjoyed an exciting career in the arts working on TV, Theatre, Theme Parks, Holiday Centre’s and Hotels. As a result of gaining this knowledge and experience, she decided to open a theatre school which won her an award with the Princes Trust.

In June 2008 Caroline became a mummy and opened up Jittabugs Pre-School Activities & Dance. Children are now enjoying Jittabugs classes across the UK and even in Sri Lanka.

In 2015 Caroline launched Jittabugs Theatre School (JTS). Those who attend JTS classes are able to enjoy them from 18 months and we welcome children from all kind of backgrounds, including those with physical disabilities. All of our classes are led by teachers who come from a strong performing arts background.

performing arts classes in Taunton

Proud to be GOLD members of The Children’s Activity Association.

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Jittabugs Theatre School currently operates performing arts classes in Taunton at the North Petherton Community Hall and Trull Memorial Hall.

“Each week JTS introduces something new whether it be new music or props which gives variety to the classes. They are brilliant with all the children and very welcoming I’m so pleased I found this class. Jittabugs is fab!”


– Maria, JTS Pupil Parent