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Performing Arts

Do you love the spotlight? Do you dream of seeing your name in lights? Nurture your creativity in these imaginative and expressive courses, to enhance your performance skills and learn about a whole host of performance genres.

Put your talents to the test in our incredible theatre and specialist dance studios and bring on the applause! In this highly practical course you will develop unique performance skills and specialise within your chosen field of either acting or dance. You will prepare and rehearse for performances throughout the year, including Christmas pantomimes and end of year summer shows.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    The performing arts department are very proud to be working alongside University of Arts London who are the awarding body for this qualification.
  • Work placement
    You will undertake live performance projects for local community groups and employers, alongside performing externally in popular events such as Evans Haunted House.
  • Trips and visits
    The West End awaits! On these courses you will have the opportunity to take part in trips both locally and further afield to dance and acting studios, outstanding theatre performances, and live music showcases.
  • Facilities
    Our dedicated theatre with sprung floor and specialist dance and acting studios will provide everything you need to develop your skills. You will have access to state of the art staging, lighting and sound, to make sure your performances are top notch!

Career options

In this fast-paced creative industry you will have the world at your feet! You are sure to find a way to unleash your talent whether you want to secure the starring role in the most popular West End show, or want to help others realise their potential through teaching.


  • Actor
  • Community Arts Therapist
  • Dancer
  • Producer
  • Stage Manager
  • Teacher
  • Theatre Assistant
  • Theatre Director

Meet our Performing Arts tutors:


Meet our students

Meet current student AlishaAlisha Thompson has soared to success on our Performing Arts Level 3 course. She chose to study at Warrington & Vale Royal College because of the huge variety of dance styles on the course, with traditional styles such as ballet and tap, as well as contemporary and urban dance.

“If anyone feels nervous about going to college on your own, just go for it. If you go to a college just because your friends are going, you won’t succeed. You need to love what you’re doing.”

Alisha wowed judges at a recent choreography competition, winning the coveted 1st place title. After finishing her course, Alisha will be auditioning to become a dancer at Disneyland Paris.