Performance Academy

Hours: 4 days per week (Monday to Thursday), 10am to 3pm

Course Duration: Up to 3 Years

Year Length: 35 weeks split into terms

Cost: £38 per day (£5,320 for the full year). We can give you information about how you can find funding to pay for the course.

Applicants must:

  • be over the age of 18
  • have a learning disability
  • have a passion for the arts

About the Course

The Performance Academy is our full time training programme for people who want to develop a career in theatre. You will learn a range of skills including Acting, Dance and Music.

You will work on your own shows and projects as well as choosing different modules during the year in areas that interest you. You will also receive training in leading workshops, professionalism in the arts and will have the opportunity to see performances by other companies. You can also get support and training for other practical skills such as using computers and travelling independently.

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

Performance Academy students will gain a qualification through an accredited awarding body.

“The best course I have ever come across – from staff to students, they are serious about development and progress of each person.” – Angel Scanlon – Parent

Want to find out more?

Why not come to one of our taster sessions and spend half a day with our current students. You will meet the course tutors, get to know the building and try out the kind of work you would be doing if you join the course.

To arrange a taster session contact Melissa on 01274 487390 or email

Download an Application Form here…