Nailsea Theatre Academy

About the Theatre Academy

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These classes comprise of the three main disciplines of dance, drama and singing. Sessions take place on Wednesdays at Footlights Studios in Nailsea.

Sessions include: vocal and body warm ups, drama improvisations & directed script work, stage management and stage direction, choreographed dance routines, vocal tuition including learning harmonies.

Anyone is welcome to join our theatre academy class. For those students wanting to join of senior school age, entrance will be via an informal trial session where we will assess their enthusiasm and commitment to performing arts.

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Footlights Centre Stage

Centre Stage is Footlights Performance Academy’s senior performing arts group. Entrance is by audition only and is aimed at those with some previous experience in the performing arts. Rehearsals are on a Wednesday evening at Footlights Studios in Nailsea.

Each session includes professional standard training in Dance, Theatre and Acting. As part of Centre Stage you will be able to take part in multiple exciting musical theatre performances and get the opportunity to work with others who have an equal passion for the performing arts.

Auditions are available for those age 12 and over. You will be asked to prepare a short singing piece with a backing track of your choice and sent a monologue to prepare. There will also be some choreography to learn. We try to make our auditions fun and encouraging. We are not looking for the finished product we just want to see that you have a keen passion and dedication to be part of our team.

Centre Stage’s next production following their showcase in May is going to be ‘Into The Woods’. Come along and audition to take part!

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Infants Theatre Academy

Infants Theatre Academy for 4-7 year olds takes place on Wednesday’s after school hours at Footlights Studios Nailsea. The session lasts 45 minutes. During the session the children experience dance, drama and singing which is a perfect introduction to the performing arts. Our experience has shown that even at a young age these activities help to develop both self confidence and self esteem.

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Theatre Academy Shows

Our Theatre Academy students are given the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre show twice yearly. Performances can take many forms such as full length musicals to concerts showcasing their talents. The shows are an integral part of the theatre academy and our high standards at these events set us apart from other theatre schools.

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Theatre Workshops

Our theatre workshops consist of 10 rehearsal sessions. We invite students from all sides of the performance academy to take part in these events and can also be a great way to try out stage performance for the first time! Check out our workshops section to find out more.

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Dance Classes


Vocal Dynamics

Singing Lessons