What's it all about?

The performance industry is constantly evolving and innovating, but that’s what makes it so good! There are lots of amazing and rewarding job opportunities in this dynamic sector, either working behind the scenes or being centre stage.

Who is it for?

Talent is a bonus in this industry. Employers also like people who are passionate about the industry, enthusiastic to learn more, able to adapt to changes in the industry and able to work super hard in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. It’s who you know so networking is essential – you can never have too many industry contacts!

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Sunderland Culture, Fertile Ground, Company E, Kelly Abbot, South Paw,Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sunderland Empire, Frantic Assembly Theatre Company, Tall Tales Murder Mysteries Theatre, National Theatre.


of our dance students progressed to employment or further study*


*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)


of our performance students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities forperformance students including:

  • £11 million Arts Academy with a 200-seat commercial theatre.

  • Sound and lighting studio.

  • Recording studio, music practice rooms and instruments.

Expert & friendly support