Free Musical Theatre Summer School

Fully funded 3 week course for 16-19's

Throughout the Summer Holidays we offer a three week long Performing Arts Course for young people aged 16-18 years. Depending on age and experience, students undertake a Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate in Performing Arts. This is a fully funded course and enables the participants to perform in both a full length juke-box musical theatre play This is a very rewarding experience but does require commitment, energy and passion from any young people wanting to take part. There is a large amount of work involved to achieve these qualifications and required standards of performance in such a short space of time. This year the course runs from Monday 30th July (induction day) - Sunday 19th August.

Free Musical Theatre Summer School

Class Fees
Payable termly. Split payments available.
Credit cards & childcare vouchers accepted.
£0.00 per term
£0.00 per week (40.00 hours)
That's only£0.00 per hour


Students will study towards becoming Triple Threat performers: acting, singing, dancing and musical theatre and theatre craft, building towards a live performance for the public, as well as qualifications at Level 2 or 3 (age and experience will depend which).  

They will build a foundation in all these areas and develop a practical and theoretical understanding, as well as developing their own skills and techniques. They will apply these skills to performances, focusing on the integration of all disciplines. 

Those who wish can also apply to be part of our Disney world trip later in the year, where they can apply skills and routines learnt to a public performance in the USA* (note - Disney 2018 is a separate course and fees will apply). 


In depth

This is a fully funded opportunity for capable and committed young people aged 16-18 years. We offer subsidised opportunities for students 19 years of age.
From Monday 30th July - Sunday 19th August, young people aged 16-18 years can undertake a qualification in Creative and Performing Arts in three weeks. Students aged 16-17 undertake a LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS (16-17 YEARS) Students 18 and over undertake a LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS (17-18 YEARS).
The qualification consists of two units:

An intensive training opportunity, studying all aspects of Musical Theatre throughout each day. Analysing text and lyrics, exploring movment and gesture through the discovery of subtext.  At the end of the final week, all students perform a musical in a theatre.

Explore text, character and relationships through workshops, concentrating on a contemporary play. An intense opportunity to unlock, rehearse and develop a contemporary play with relateable themes, commissioned by the National Theatre.


All students will travel to London the take in a West End show. Travel and tickets are funded. 

Who can apply?

Anyone aged 16-18 (or 19 if they turned 19 after 31st August 2017). Older students may apply, but you may have to pay a fee to participate (£595). 

This year the course runs from Monday 30th July (induction day) - Sunday 19th August.

There are a minimum of 26 places, and a maximum of 35 available. 

If you are currently in another school or college - you can take this course in your holiday - as long as you are able to attend 100% of the course.