'Where everyone has their Time 2 Shine'


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Our aims

  • Develop transferable Drama skills
  • Provide the opportunity to participate in Public Performances
  • Build confidence and develop public speaking techniques
  • Help with achieving Performing Arts qualifications

The principal


Ellie Clarke

Founder and Principal of Time 2 Shine 

"All it takes is for one child to believe in themselves to enable them to shine"

Ellie believes Drama provides us with transferable skills that are invaluable in life. 

As a qualified Secondary School Drama and English Teacher, her passion about sharing these skills with future generations is at the heart of Time 2 Shine.

Her varied experience in different educational settings includes spending two summers as a Drama specialist with Camp America and working with young people with additional needs since 2014, providing various workshops.

Ellie has also spent two summers as a Programme Leader for The National Citizenship Service Challenge (NCS), a programme that helps 15-17 year olds to develop. Whilst in this role, she delivered public speaking workshops. 

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 allowed her to direct and perform an original show. 

She is qualified in Makaton Sign Language and is a Trinity College Arts Award Trainer.