Newfriars College has run a Performing Arts programme for over twenty years. Each year the department has grown from strength to strength.

Many years ago we started with a piano, a cassette player and no microphones. Today the department has a purpose built recording studio, full live screen Chroma key filming studio and a huge selection of performance and sensory lighting, plus the addition of nearly every instrument and drum invented!!

We pride ourselves on our productions! We endeavour to host two productions a year, a huge Christmas pantomime, and a ‘Summer Extravaganza’. The students are responsible for writing, scripting, performing, and sound and lighting during the entire process. Film, radio, acting, singing, and dancing to name but a few of the exciting topics we cover in our own way.

Our Performing Arts accreditation is delivered through NCFE entry level up to Level One, BTEC Performing and Visual Arts, and ASDAN Life Skills Challenge Level One. Whatever your skill, we can nurture it and watch it grow.