Parents, Community and Cats' Members' Testimonials

What the parents say.....

My daughter has been coming to CATS for nearly 2 years. She enjoys it and thinks it’s really good fun. – V. Smethurst

My little girl has been coming to CATS since she was 5, she’s 8 now and she absolutely loves it, she’s made lots of new friends and her confidence has really grown. – D. Rice

My daughter has attended Kittens for just over 2 years and absolutely loves it! She has learnt skills in singing, dancing and acting, and through Kittens has an ever increasing circle of friends. CATS Youth Theatre provide a drama experience that is second to none and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone! – S. Heyes

The difference in my son’s confidence since starting at CATS is amazing. He was a shy, quietly spoken, nervous pupil at school. Less than two years later and he is now a peer buddy, school counsellor and confident in class. This is all down to CATS. He loves attending his Kittens group, and we’ve had to arrange our family holiday around summer school! Thank you so so much for enabling him to shine. My 3 year old can’t wait to attend! She knows most of the songs and dances as she had the Christmas DVD on permanently. She’s often heard saying “when I’m 5, I’m going to CATS aren’t I?!” – J. Myatt

Both my teenagers go to CATS. They have been to other groups but CATS has been the most professional and fun by far. Both have gained confidence in their acting, singing and dancing. So much so they want to make a career out of what they do. Brilliant experience for all age groups. – J. Howcroft

My daughter joined CATS just a few months ago. She was instantly welcomed to the group and has already made some good friends. She has really enjoyed being part of her first show and learnt lots from the experience. – C. Royle

CATS was recommended to us two years ago as a friendly yet professional drama group for Jack who already loved his acting. He has made some great friends, has learnt a lot yet has fun along the way. He hates to miss a session and even tried to leave hospital on the same day he’d had an operation in order to attend! – K. Gradwell

My son Charlie is 7 and has attended Kittens for nearly 2 years. Charlie has lots of fun and loves it. His confidence has grown massively, who’d have thought he would be up on a stage performing!!
Amazing – G. Turner

I have three children who attend CATS, all with very different personalities. CATS is great for building children’s confidence, communication skills and working hard together to put together performances. The team are really dedicated and ensure the children put on great productions. Even my most reluctant child thoroughly enjoys CATS and despite not wanting main parts, is encouraged to participate and this is really beneficial to confidence. All of the experiences CATS provides definitely have a positive impact the children and their lives outside drama. – R. Jones

My daughter Abigail joined CATS when she was 5 now 8 loves it given her lots of confidence and loves doing the shows xx you are doing an amazing job well done – K. Newton

Lucy absolutely loves her Kittens class and it has really helped her confidence. You guys are brilliant. Thank you – N. Powell

CATS has been the best thing that has ever happened to my son. It’s taught him discipline confidence and self-belief. He’s always loved the arts but now he’s become focused on what he wants. He loves it, it’s the highlight of his week. We also go watching the senior shows too as they are always fantastic. The effort the staff make with the children and the way they teach and truly care for the children has never been matched by any other drama school my son has attended. I’m sure he will still be at cats for many years to come. Thanks for everything you do for my lad!!!! – L. Taylor

My daughter absolutely loves coming to CATS every week. One week when I picked her up she told me she wanted to live there! – L. McKenna

What the community says.....

Being a member of CATS youth theatre was a huge part of my childhood and I can’t imagine life without it! The confidence and skills it has given me have enabled me to achieve things I didn’t think I would be capable of and I made friends for life. Paul and Louise are incredible people and I genuinely wish I was young enough to still be a part of it. For anyone thinking about joining – do it, you won’t regret it! – K. Shaw

Me and my son love watching the Seniors in every performance they do too as they do such an amazing job. – K. Gradwell

I got involved with CATS after watching their outstanding production of Les Miserables in 2005 and was lucky enough to go on to play some fun roles in Disco Inferno and Anything Goes. My favourite show at CATS was being in the ensemble of Steven Schwartz’ Children of Eden.  CATS was a vital part in my training and building my passion for the Arts. I thank Paul, Louise, Jenny, Alan and especially Sheila with her bob on prompting! – J. Little

What CATS' members say.....

I have been at CATS for 6 and a half years now! I have been involved in 8 shows now and I love spending time with my friends every week and being given confidence to perform amazing shows! – I. Budis

I have been in cats for 6 years now and I think it is a great hobby to do in my spare time. During rehearsals we go through what we need to do but we can also spend time with our friends. Everyone gets a chance to perform which I think is great because I love to perform. – H. Mirza

I have been a Member of CATS for nearly two years. However, have been a part for longer. I have done 1 Junior show, both Summer Schools and two Senior shows and am about to start rehearsing for the next one. CATS is a great way to meet some great people and be a part of some amazing shows. –H. Cohen

I love coming to CATS because it gives me a great opportunity to build my confidence skills, also I have made some great friends that will last a life time I have been with CATS for 7 years and I have loved every single show! – H. Meadows

I have been in CATS for 4 years doing 3 junior shows and 2 with seniors. I really enjoy my Tuesday evenings spending time with what has become my second family. It gives me the opportunity to perform which is something I love to do!! – L. White

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Ready to head back to the '80s watching @WedSingLondon at @troubadourWPark with @Jazzy_Jilly! 🕺🏻 Absolutely love this show 🥰 Can’t believe it was just over 8 years ago I did this as my last show with @CATSYouthBolton! 💕

Lovely to have @Becci_Bolton back at CATS tonight, before she embarks on her first professional job performing in the UK tour of Les Miserables! Break a leg, and remember... don’t be... 😉 🎭 🎶

Dani Bolton from Bolton was fondly remembered at the BATS Dinner last night. Everyone from CATS raised a glass to him as we thought about @Becci_Bolton and family 💙

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