Due to the popularity of musical theatre there has been an overwhelming demand for a second school in Lisburn, which draws its pupils currently not only from Lisburn but as far afield as Dromore, Portadown, Ballynahinch, Castlwellan and Lurgan.
The new afternoon school will give even more young people aged 6-19 year old musical theatre students the chance to learn from the very best professional teachers and especially give availability to those who have other commitments in the morning.
The Belfast School of Performing Arts (BSPA) offers students specialty training in performing Arts in age appropriate groups. This includes an exciting mix of singing, dance and drama, learning to develop specific skill-sets whilst increasing confidence and above all having fun as they learn.
The existing Lisburn school has over 75 pupils as well as a thriving BSPA Juniors for pupils aged 3-5 years and is held in Pond Park Primary every Saturday, providing pupils with a fun and safe space to develop their skills with other likeminded young people.
2019 has yet again been an amazing year for NI’s top theatre school bringing home ‘Best Overall Performance’ and Best Overall Female Performer’ from the MTI (Europe) Junior theatre Celebration Awards in Birmingham recently, hosting Ireland’s first ‘Hamilton Masterclass’ with a top team from Broadway and the USA Tour and a string of sold out Spring Shows including Shrek Jr, Guys and Dolls Jr and Alice in Wonderland Jr.
BSPA Director Tina McVeigh says: “I am thrilled that in our 8th year that we are opening a new school due to the overwhelming demand for a quality theatre school place for young children across Belfast, Ballymena, Bangor, Holywood and Lisburn. BSPA teachers work hard to ensure each and every child learns the skills they need to develop in dance, acting and singing, but also to ensure they have the best possible time doing so and helping them create new friendships.”
BSPA Artistic Director Peter Corry added: “It is a credit to the staff and pupils of BPSA that the school continues to grow and grow. It is great to be involved with nurturing young talent in all these fantastic young people, all of whom have a fantastic energy and passion for musical theatre.”
To register your interest in a place in Lisburn or any of the other schools’ email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on the BSPA can be found at www.thebspa.co.uk or on the Belfast School of Performing Arts Facebook page.