performingarts

Performing Arts Courses

Performing Arts

Our Performing Arts and Dance courses give you the skills for a career on stage or behind the scenes. Whether you study a Performing Arts course or a Dance course, you'll take part in workshops led by highly experienced teachers. Our Performing Arts courses have visits from guest directors and industry professionals.

We have some of the best facilities in London with our dance studios and 140-seat Endeavour Theatre with professional sound and lighting rig.

Key Facts

  • Visit and perform at prestigious West End venues, such as the Donmar Warehouse, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sadler's Wells, the Rose Theatre, Kingston and the BBC Studios
  • Work experience opportunities at ATA Productions, Mardi Gras Promotions, StarEFX and more
  • Students have gone on to star in film, theatre and TV roles – including The Pillars of the Earth, Shameless, The Virgin Queen, Shaun of the Dead and Love Actually. Others have found work behind the scenes as technicians or in costume and makeup departments.
 

Staff
Spotlight
Julian Shapter
Theatre Technical Manager

After a successful career in sound operation at several West End theatres Julian returned to work at West Thames College. “Seeing our students perform with others from leading theatres across the UK is always a great experience.”

Julian Shapter

Student
Focus
Neil Reynolds
L3 Performing Arts

Neil plays Matt in the CBBC comedy drama The Secret Life of Boys, which won a BAFTA for Best Interactive Original in 2016.

Neil Reynolds

Student work

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