LOCATIONS

We believe that all children's drama classes, dance classes and singing lessons at The Academy of Performing Arts schools should be held in appropriate, safe, modern facilities. So, at each of our four locations in Warwickshire and Bedfordshire, we have secured the best venues acailable, enabling our students to train in purpose-built studios and perform in fully equipped theatres.

Every Academy of Performing Arts school offers "MainSchool" sessions for students aged 7-17 who have a strong interest in the performing arts. Divided by age into three 'Companies' the students all receive an age-appropriate, one hour drama class, one hour dance class and a one hour singing lesson in every session.

At three of our locations, we also offer Young Academy performing arts sessions for the 5-6 age group. Young Academy sessions comprise a half hour drama class, a half hour dance class and a half hour singing lesson. This offers the perfect introduction to the performing arts, giving a excellect insight to the pleasures and challenges our drama schools offer.

Once they reach the age of 7, all Young Academy stage school students will become eligible for "MainSchool" sessions and will be moved up to the appropriate three hour class as soon as a place becomes available.

Currently, the Academy offers it's uniquely structured training and high quality classes in acting, singing and dance for 5-17 year olds at these locations in Warwickshire and Bedfordshire.

  • Henley In Arden

    Henley In Arden

    The Henley In Arden Academy Of Performing Arts is based in Henley-In-Arden school (formerly known as Henley In Arden High School).

    Location Details

    Henley In Arden High School is located on Stratford Road, Henley In Arden, Warwickshire. The town of Henley In Arden provides excellent links to Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Redditch, Solihull and Leamington Spa and our performing arts classes draw in students from a wide catchment area around Henley-In-Arden.

    Venue and Facility Details

    Henley In Arden School was the first school in Warwickshire to achieve the Artsmark Award and in 2005 was awarded the status of Performing Arts School. The High School has recently completed a self-contained, performing arts building which boasts some impressive, state of the art, performing arts facilities including:

    • Mirrored dance studio with sprung floor
    • Professional drama studio
    • Professional music suite with practice music classes
    • Outdoor amphitheatre for open air musical theatre and drama performances

    All of these facilities area available to students of The Academy's performing arts classes, a perfect setting for aspiring young performers to take their acting, singing and dance classes.

    Session Times
    Main School Sessions

    The Henley In Arden Academy of Performing Arts offers Main School session on every Saturday of term time from 9:30am - 12:30pm (morning school) & 2:00pm - 5:00pm (afternoon school). These children's stage school session are open to 7 - 17 year olds and offers dance classes, drama classes and singing lessons for young people wishing to train in the performing arts.

    Young Academy Sessions

    Henley In Arden Academy of Performing Arts also offers a Young Academy session on every Saturday of term time from 9:00am - 10:30am (morning school) & 1:30pm - 3:00pm (afternoon school). These children's stage school session are open to 5 - 6 year olds and comprises three half-hour classes - a dance class, a drama class and a singing lesson.

  • Wootton Academy

    Wootton Academy

    The Wootton Academy of Performing Arts is based at Wootton Upper School, Wootton, Bedfordshire.

    Location Details

    Wootton is a large village located to the south-west of Bedford, in North Bedfordshire and has good links to Bedford and the M1. Wootton Upper School is one of the foremost performing arts schools in the country and is located on Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedfordshire. Wootton Academy of Performing Arts students are drawn from several towns and villages around Wootton including Bedford, Biddenham, Bromham, Cranfield, Kempston, Stewartby, Marston Moretaine, Oakley, Apmthill, Flitwick, Houghton Conquest and Elstow.

    Venue and Facility Details

    Wootton Upper School has a long establised performing arts status and with this comes facilities to rival any drama school in the country. The purpose built performance facilities of Wootton Upper School allow Wootton Academy of Performing Arts students to make the absolute most of their hour long singing, acting and dance classes. The facilites include:

    • A professional dance studio with sprung floors and mirrored walls
    • State of the art singing studios with performance space
    • An adjoining, fully equipped recording studio
    • Two level, black box, studio theatre
    • 250 seat main auditorium

    These facilities give the singing, acting and dance teachers the opportunity to make the very most of their classes and draw the best performances possible out of Wootton Academy students

    Session Times

    The Wootton Academy of Performing Arts holds three stage school sessions at Wootton Upper School each week.

    Wootton Friday School
    Main School Sessions

    The Friday School of the Wootton Academy of Performing Arts, runs its Main School session every Friday of term time from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. This children's stage school session is open to 7 - 17 year olds and offers dance classes, drama classes and singing lessons for young people wishing to train in the performing arts.

    Wootton Saturday Schools
    Main School Sessions

    The Saturday School of the Wootton Academy of Performing Arts runs to Main School sessions every Saturday of term tie from 10:00am - 1:00pm (morning school) & 2:30pm - 5:30pm (afternoon school).

    Young Academy Sessions

    The Wootton Saturday School also offers two Young Academy sessions on every Saturday of term time from 9:30am - 11:00am (morning school) & 2:00pm - 3:30pm (afternoon school). These children's stage school sessions are open to 5 - 6 year olds and offer dance classes, drama classes and singing lessons in three, half hour sessions.

  • Oakley Academy

    Oakley Academy

    The Oakley Academy of Performing Arts is based at Lincroft Middle School, Oakley, Bedfordshire.

    Location Details

    Oakley is a village located in northern Bedfordshire, England, about four miles north west of the country town of Bedford. The school can be found on Station Road, Oakley, Bedfordshire. Oakley Academy attracts students from far and wide, its main catchment area including Sharnbrook, Harrold, Carlton, Turvey, Lavendon, Wootton, Bedford, Bromham, Clapham and Biddenham.

    Venue and Facility Details

    Lincroft Middle School, Oakley, has recently been awarded an Arts Council gold award and since receiving such prestigious arts status, it has undergone a huge transformation. The school now provides:

    • An impressive black box drama studio
    • An excellently equipped music class
    • A performance hall with full theatrical lighting and retractable seating

    All these facilities are available to Oakley Academy of Performing Arts students and help our highly-trained professional staff ensure that every Academy session (consisting of a one hour dance class, a one hour drama class and a one hour singing class) is as productive as possible.

    Session Times
    Main School Sessions

    The Oakley Academy of Performing Arts offers a Main School session on every Saturday of term time from 10:00am - 1:00pm. The children's stage school session is open to 7 - 17 year olds and offer dance classes, drama classes and singing lessons for young people wishing to train in the performing arts.

    Young Academy Sessions

    The Oakley Academy of Performing Arts also offers a Young Academy session on every Saturday of term time from 9:30am - 11:00am. This children's stage school session is open to 5 - 6 year olds and offers dance classes, drama classes and singing lessons in three, half hour blocks.

Mia loves the APA. It has been the making of her. She gets so excited about going on a Saturday and the team are always fun and encouraging! Her singing, dancing and acting have improved so much. So happy we sent her!
Suzi Webb
My daughter absolutely lives for Saturday afternoons at the academy. She has gained so much from being a member of the APA. As a stage manager in a former life I'm endlessly impressed with how professional the training is, the high expectations that Glyn and his team have of the students and the stunning production values of the Christmas Shows.
Beth Beynon
Amazing! Such a great place for children to learn and grow!
Kay Harvey
Ruby has been attending The Academy for over 2 years and in that time her confidence has grown no end and the skills she has learnt and demonstrated in performance have astounded us!
Ruth Rust
I've been attending APA for almost seven years - they have been the most exciting, informative and happiest of my life! Here's to many more great experiences.
Aimee Parker
Academy time is my son's favourite time each week. Fabulous teachers who get the best out of all the children.
Victoria Kilroy
A big thumbs up! All the staff are amazing!
Emma Davis
Great place where all age groups gel as one.
Jacqui Parker
Caring and knowledgeable staff who make sure that all the students are happy, equally important and perform their best.
Julie Reeves