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Performing & Production Arts

Our highly practical performing arts courses are perfect for those who would love to be in the spotlight or play an important backstage role in exciting productions. These fast-paced courses will provide you with vital technical and industry knowledge as well as unleashing your creativity and letting your talent shine.

Students studying performing & production arts at our Warrington campus will study in our brand new Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) Centre, equipped with the latest industry-standard equipment and software, working alongside some of the industry's top employers.

Trips and visits

As a performing arts student, you will have plenty of opportunity to enhance your industry knowledge by visiting local and national dance studios. Furthermore, you will be able to see the professionals in action in theatre productions and live music showcases at local theatres. Past students have even toured the West End on a thrilling residential trip to London.

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16-18 Years Old

These fun, dynamic courses allow you to develop the key skills required to become a successful actor/dancer, or secure a related job role. Taking part in a variety of practical, structured workshops, you will develop your performance skills across a variety of genres and work collaboratively to rehearse and present a wide range of performing arts productions throughout the year. Additionally, if you’re considering studying performing arts at university, check out our selection of higher education professional theatrical and dance practices courses.

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Adult Learner

If you are passionate about performing and already have some experience, why not take your skills to the next level? Our adult performing arts courses will propel you towards your dream career and get you ready to shine! Explore our HND performing art courses below!

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Higher Education Learner

Are you ready to take the next step in your performing career, or perhaps you’re considering undertaking a performing arts degree? Our HNC and HND courses are aimed at those who have a passion for the industry and have already reached a high standard in their training as an artist so far. The focus is on practical training with the opportunity to perform at least four times in a variety of settings and genres, gaining valuable experience for your future career.

Meet our students

Megan Clarke

Following her time at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, Megan Clarke was keen to find a performing arts course that bridged the gap between a qualification and a career. As soon as she started on the Level 3 Acting & Musical Theatre course, she knew she was at the right college, where students are treated as industry professionals.

“This course has helped me in every way and I have had experiences I never dreamed a college could provide, from bespoke audition workshops with Liverpool Empire to movement masterclasses with Disney! I feel like I am leaving college as a triple-threat, with acting, singing and dancing under my belt.”

Evie Mai Briggs

Former Bridgewater High School pupil Evie-Mae has always had a talent for dance, realising quickly that the only career for her would be one where she could dance every day! She saw Warrington & Vale Royal College as a natural next step for her, having heard about its excellent reputation for dance and performing arts.

“This course is so varied and enjoyable! I am learning so many new skills and everything that I need to work in the entertainment industry. My tutors are amazing and so talented, too. I am getting trained by the best to be the best. It’s great!”

George Moore
There is so much to get involved with here, from pantomimes to musicals. Coming to this college was the best choice I could have made.”

George Moore progressed onto the college's HNC Performing Arts (Acting) after successfully completing his Level 3 course. George, a former student of St. Gregory's Catholic High School, has a huge passion for acting and is thoroughly enjoying his course.

Meet our tutors

Rosie Rigby

Rosie Rigby

Performing Arts Tutor Rosie Rigby has taught at the college for three years and specialises in acting and singing. Rosie graduated from East 15 Acting School with honours before going on to work with many prominent London theatre companies, including The National Theatre and Solomon Theatre Company. Rosie loves sharing her experience with her students and encouraging them to explore their passion for performing arts.

Shannen Stocks

Shannen Stocks

Our expert dance tutor Shannen Stocks is an internationally renowned dancer and award winner, having been crowned the WDC’s Vice Champion and the ITDA’s Medallist of the Year in 2023, following a string of medals over the past few years. Shannen has always been an avid dancer, beginning her journey as a student at our college back in 2016, only now to be tutoring in the college’s brand-new Advanced Creative & Digital Skills Academy.

“I love teaching at the college that taught me. It feels like a full-circle moment! The best part of my job is seeing pupils who stood where I did just a few years ago and seeing them become beautiful performers and true industry professionals in the making.”

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