Performance Academy

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What is Theatre Royal Performance Academy? Theatre Royal Performance Academy and Performance Academy Kidz are weekend performance training programmes for young people aged 5 - 18 years in Wakefield and Pontefract.

Performance Academy is a three-hour weekend musical theatre programme for 7 - 18 year olds in Wakefield and Pontefract. Participants are trained for an hour each in singing, dancing and acting. Theatre Royal Wakefield hosts our annual Academy showcase, Sing! Dance! Act!. Participants are also invited to audition for our summer musical, our annual pantomime chorus and to take part in other performance opportunities.

Performance Academy Kidz! is a 1.5 hour Saturday session for 5 - 7 year olds in Wakefield. The sessions support the use of imagination and play using drama, dance and song. We will aim to build confidence and develop performance skills in readiness for the Performance Academy. 

Please click on the document below to find out more about Performance Academy and Performance Academy Kidz:
Performance Academy Frequently Asked Questions



Performance Academy FREE taster session!

Want to have a go yourself? Try our fun Musical Theatre classes for FREE on Saturday 6 July. There is no obligation to continue after the session (although we're sure you'll really want to!). This is your opportunity to get stuck in and see if our Performance Academy classes are the right fit for you.

10am - 1pm Pontefract or
2:30pm - 5:30pm Wakefield

Limited places available for new students aged 5 - 18. Please sign up with Gavin on 01924 211311 or contact him via email .


Performance Academy Pontefract @ Carleton Community High School

If you have a young child aged 7 - 18 years then sign up now.
Saturdays: 10am - 1pm
£295 per term
Financial Support Available.

Performance Academy Wakefield @ Wakefield College Waterton Building 

Saturdays: 2.30pm - 5.30pm or Sundays: 10am - 1pm 
£295 per term
Financial Support Available.

Performance Academy Kidz! at Wakefield @ Wakefield College Waterton Building

If you have a young child aged 5 - 7 years then sign up now.
Saturdays: 1pm - 2.30pm
£150 per term
Financial Support Available.

For information about financial support please click here.

To register for your FREE taster session, to join a waiting list or for more information please contact Gavin or phone 01924 330 060.

Our Performance Academy Principal, Louise Denison, has worked extensively with Theatre Royal Wakefield on both youth and professional productions for many years. She leads a team of experienced tutors, as well as directing our annual Sing! Dance! Act! showcases.

Click here to find out more about our Performance Academy Tutors.



If you want the opportunity to perform on our stage in the Performance Academy Showcase then you can join our Performance Academy or Performance Academy Kidz today. If you are interested in joining our Performance Academy or need more information please email Gavin Leonard.

Please click on the document below to find out more about
2018/19 Academic Year Prices and Direct Debit Form

To find out more contact Gavin Leonard on 01924 330 060

Box Office: 01924 211 311

Minicom (text-type users): 01924 215 522

Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.