Performance Academy

Performance Academy (Monday to Thursday)

Course duration: Up to 3 years

The Performance Academy is Mind the Gap’s 4-day per week training course for people with learning disabilities. This intermediate level course is aimed at people who want to develop a career in performance. Students learn a range of skills including Acting, Dance and Music.

You will work together to create shows and work on projects as well as choosing different modules during the year in areas that interest you. You will also receive training in leading workshops, professional practice in the arts and will have the opportunity to see performances by other companies.

In the past year, Performance Academy students have enjoyed master classes with industry professionals including actors, dancers, musicians, directors, filmmakers and voice artists.

Performance Academy students will gain, where possible and relevant, an Arts Award Qualification.

“I’m an actor and beat-boxer! I started at Mind the Gap in 2013. Since then, I’ve performed in London, Glasgow and Germany and have performed in the national touring show CONTAINED.”
Vince Watkins

Audition date: TBC

Download the Academy Prospectus here…
Download the Academy Application Form here…

Want to find out more?

Why not arrange a taster session and spend some time with our current students. You will meet the course tutors, get to know the building and try out the kind of work you will be doing if you join a course. To arrange a taster session contact Melissa on 01274 487390 or email melissa@mind-the-gap.org.uk