There is plenty to make a song and dance about when it comes to The Pendleton School of Theatre. 

The Beacon Award-winning department is nationally acclaimed for producing some of the finest performers, directors, and production staff in the business. They are known for their spectacular Season of Shows and their high calibre of student talent. 

Their reputation for teaching and learning is undisputed thanks to the experienced and dynamic teachers, who have over 70 years’ combined experience as examiners and moderators for leading exam boards, and with The British Academy of Dramatic Combat. Five have MAs in Performing Arts Practice, from the likes of RADA, LIPA and the University of Sheffield, and their links provide unique opportunities for their students.

The department also boasts an exceptional track-record for progression, with students going on to both study at prestigious schools and star in noteworthy productions.

Former musical theatre student Tom Glynn-Carney, took a leading role in the 2017 box-office hit, Dunkirk, starring alongside Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles.

Other successful and well-known alumni include Coronation Street stars Faye Brookes, Catherine Tyldesley and British Soap Award winner, Michelle Keegan. Former Students have gone on to star in everything from Emmerdale and Holby City, to performing on the West End.

Further to this, the class of 2017 have secured places at top performance schools. These include ALRA, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and The Urdang Academy, to name just a few.

Current students are given unique opportunities throughout their course of study to further help them with their careers. From dedicated out of class tutoring to help them with auditions and drama school applications, to guest speakers and masterclasses from the best in the business. 

This year alone students have had the opportunity to take part in a vocal master-class with a coach from the West End and were invited to help sound-check for the Kaiser Chiefs. On top of this, thanks to a collaboration with The UK Tap Festival, five dancers received scholarships for the Washington DC Tap Fest.

This is not to mention the opportunities to perform in one of the college’s three choirs and audition for productions as part of the all famous Season of Shows, which has continued to be a success. 

 Click here to view a the Season of Shows Brochure.

9 hours ago
It’s been a pleasure @PendletonSeason thank you so much for the most amazing 3 years, and memories I will hold forever. Thank you. HNC over and out x PendletonSeason photo
2 days ago
My heart is SO full. The best two years with the most incredible year group, so so sad to leave my best friends but I am so excited for September to watch them all roll about in success #pendycoll ❤️ @PendletonSeason @pendletonppa PendletonSeason photo
2 days ago
I have completed my year of training studying HNC Musical Theatre at The Pendleton School of Theatre!

It has been a lot of hard work at times but it has all been worth it; gaining more training, experience & knowledge along the way!

Thank you to @PendSFCollege @PendletonSeason
2 days ago
Final day of term for the HNCs @PendSFCollege What an amazing, challenging and rewarding year it’s been, applying for that course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made ! Excited for our final performance of the year in Music In The Park tomorrow night ♥️
1 week ago
Just over TWO WEEKS until you’re invited to join us and go “INTO THE WOODS”!

This Award Winning Musical by Sondheim & Lapine takes us through a journey of getting the things we wish for, and teaches us about the consequences of getting what we want... or what we think we want!
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2 weeks ago
Cinderella, Jack, The Witch, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Prince Charming and many more! You know them all, but now you’re about to experience their real stories.

Be careful what you wish for. Wishes come true... not free.

BOOK NOW to see Sondheim’s masterpiece!
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