Showcase your talents
Performing Arts is a huge and exciting industry but it is also very competitive so you will need to be passionate and committed. Determination and the ability to cope with rejection are key to thriving in the industry. Those with experience of performing or helping in school or college productions, local workshops, events and festivals will almost certainly be at an advantage.Find a course
Why choose us?
Our students work on a variety of projects and shows, and follow a programme which covers core skills such as acting and musical theatre, as well as technical aspects including lighting and sound. If you want exceptional facilities devoted to performing arts you will find them with us.
You will also have plenty of opportunities to enter competitions, learn tips from practising professionals and display your work and talent, not least in the renowned Performing Arts Showcase. Our Performing Arts students also compete in the National Theatre New Connections competition.
You will have the opportunity to participate in workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Frantic Assembly, Rambert and the O2 British Music Experience.
We also organise educational trips in both the UK and overseas such as visiting Broadway in New York to experience the home of US musical theatre, attending the Music Live exhibition, backstage tours of theatres in the West End and the RSC’s Globe.
Expert tutors and top-class facilities
Our superb facilities across our campuses include performance theatres with professional grade lighting, dance studios, black box rehearsal studio, other large rehearsal studios and specialist soundproof music rehearsal rooms; all equipped with modern, state-of-the-art equipment, plus large costume wardrobes. We are confident that you will not find better educational facilities for performing arts and music anywhere else in the region.
You will be taught by practising professionals who will strongly encourage individuality and creative flair.
We emphasise the importance of gaining practical performance experience and helping you decide the routes you wish to take. Every year our highly successful students go on to prestigious Performing Arts schools including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA).
We care about your wellbeing and know that performance can be physically strenuous. All our Performing Arts students study principles of fitness training, safe practice and injury prevention, among other modules, so you know that you will be both intellectually and physically prepared for the rigours of performing regularly.
PHOENIX STARR ACADEMY OF DANCE
Phoenix Starr college provides industry practitioners and experienced lecturers delivering all aspects of dance. On a challenging physical programme, students enter competitions and benefit from opportunities to work in industry throughout the year.Find out more