Performing Arts and Theatre & Event Technology

Performing Arts programmes have a long and successful history at Kendal College, propelling many students into performance careers. The course is taught through performing which means you are always working towards a production such as full scale plays to musicals and dance shows. You will be taught by industry trained professionals and outside practitioners from theatre and television.

The Performing Arts and Technical Theatre department at Kendal College has strong links with many North West venues, promoters, technical production companies and arts organisations including The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness on Windermere. As a performance student you will not be required to undertake any production arts (technical theatre) work, although opportunities exist should you wish to pursue them.

Why Study With Us?

Performing Arts programmes have a long and successful history at Kendal College, and we have helped to propel many students directly into performance careers. All of our performing arts teachers have extensive, current experience in acting, singing, dance and directing and are industry-trained professionals and outside practitioners from theatre and television. Our students have some of the highest success rates in the country and we are immensely proud of the high standards we deliver. The creative arts industry in the South Lakes is renowned due to some fantastic events and performances, not to mention the quality of the performance venues. If you choose to study with us, we will make sure that you benefit from lots of external experience due to the strong links we have developed with many of these venues, promoters, production companies and arts organisations. These include The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Why Kendal College?

The College’s fantastic performing arts facilities include ‘The Box’, a £1.7 million dedicated performance space, which provides an exclusive venue for performing arts and technical theatre students. We believe that this gives our students a leading edge as the courses are mostly taught through actual performance. This includes industry quality preparation for full-scale plays, musicals, theatre tours, street performances and dance shows – all presented as professional productions. In addition to The Box, our Arts & Media campus is a vibrant, exciting, creative space filled with students practicing, performing and working together under the guidance of expert staff.

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