Our Story

The ‘Kristian Thomas Company;’ is predominantly a theatre company creating electrifying, innovative and contemporary entertainment. Alongside producing an extensive range of theatre, ‘KTCo’ offers high quality training and tutoring in a variety of classes. Together with the highest level of talent and tutors across the East Midlands, ‘KTCo’ is at the forefront of the modern performing arts world. They are following the evolving musical theatre movement, staying fresh with the industry as it develops.

The 'Kristian Thomas Company' is the brainchild of Urdang Academy Graduate, Professional Performer and Creative, Kristian Cunningham. Leeds College of Music Graduate, Professional Musical Director, Trumpet Player and Musician, Tom Bond, closely followed. The partnership was then formed. Since being officially set up in May 2016, the pair have opened a range of sectors within the company, producing a diverse and thriving performing arts hub.

NEW Initially, the 'KTCo;' began with the 'Adult Elite Company' - a group of professional working and aspiring elite performers. They came together to create theatre and bring it to their local performing arts scene within the East Midlands. With critical acclaim, the 'Elite Company' made the foundations of what was about to become something pretty spectacular. Following their continued achievements, Kristian and Tom decided it was time to explore the 'learning' side of their mission statement and begun classes for all ages and abilities. With the success of their classes and the numbers still growing, the pair, with the new addition of Shannon O'Donnell, added to the 'KTCo;' circle. Their Youth Company launched in late 2017. Now in its third year it provides intensive, fresh and detailed training for students aged 7 upwards across three different groups; Seniors, Intermediates and Juniors. Finally, to complete the establishment and offer more in-depth and wholesome arts training, Rebecca Wrench joined the team. They formed the Dance Company in late 2019. Alongside the KTDCo and the rest of the thriving KTCo/KTYCo, the directors went in search of their first 'own home'. They have now set up, designed and built their own dance studios in Shardlow, Derbyshire.

Into 2020, the 'Kristian Thomas Company;' is forever growing and strives to produce 'Opportunity to create, to learn and to perform'.

- Kristian Cunningham

"Opportunity to create, to learn and to perform"