2213 Performing Arts

Performing Arts, Music & Events

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At West Cheshire College we have a long track record of producing successful students who progress to prestigious performing arts schools or in the industry as actors, performers, singers, musicians, entertainers or working behind the scenes in technical roles, management and production.

As part of your course you can expect the highest levels of training and preparation for your chosen career from experienced and knowledgeable tutors. You will be expected to work hard but the rewards are excellent with many opportunities to take part in commercial shows in musical theatre, fashion shows, music gigs, musicals and plays as a performer or behind the scenes controlling the technology behind a performance.

Why West Cheshire College?

You will use our purpose-built theatre which is equipped with professional-standard theatre moving lights, Apple Macs, theatre control desks and full winch and truss rig. The theatre has 150 retractable seats which can be used to create a space that is very adaptable and has seen shows performed in a variety of ways.

As well as developing skills and techniques you will learn about your chosen industry and how to make an impact in auditions and our tutors will help introduce you to agents and talent scouts.

Trips and Activities

Students take part in an annual trip to London to watch a musical and a play, as well as a visit to The Globe Theatre, the theatrical home of Shakespeare. There are also lots of other trips to local theatres in the North West and team building days at Blackpool or Alton Towers.


Most students progress to higher level study at the College either from Level 1 to Level 2 or from Level 2 to Level 3, or progress into employment in the industry.

Over 85% of Drama students progress to university or drama school. We have students who have gone on to study at prestigious Higher Education establishments such as the Central School of Speech and Drama, East 15 and LIPA as well as some impressive universities such as Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and Arden School of Theatre.

Dance students progress to prestigious schools such as the Hammond School, LIPA in Barcelona, Bird College of Dance, Laine Theatre Arts and SLP College in Leeds.

90% of technical theatre students progress directly into jobs in the industry, either as freelancers or are employed by companies, and 10% progress into Higher Education.