The Performing  & Production Arts Department at Pendleton Sixth Form College has an undisputed reputation for excellent teaching and for ensuring that students are given the support and encouragement they need to pursue their dreams. So good and long standing is our reputation, that we attract students from all areas of Greater Manchester and beyond, with some travelling over 30 miles to attend Pendleton.  Over the past five years the department course has achieved a 100% pass rate and this combined with the immense additional opportunities are what stand our students in good place for the future.  Our enrichment opportunities include fight combat classes, chamber choir, contemporary choir, Pendleton Tap Company and our Shakespeare company.  We have our famous ‘Season’ which are the main performance shows which are always produced with full set and costume.

We aim to offer guidance and support to enable  all of our students to make a confident and informed decision about the next stage of their career– whether it is a   place at drama school, university or full-time employment. Our students progress to drama schools and dance centres including: Arts Ed, Laine Theatre Arts, Guildford School of Acting (GSA), Mountview Academy of Theatre ArtsRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama, Urdang Academy, Bird College, Performers CollegeArden School of Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, ALRA with number of them coming to audition at Pendleton so you can get the best opportunity for your first choice of progression. Your time at Pendleton will be full of challenges with plenty  of rewards on offer in an environment that is both fun and hard-working, and with a schedule that is guaranteed to stretch you beyond your wildest dreams.

At Pendleton Sixth Form College Performing & Production Arts department, we have a very dedicated team of staff who are committed to delivering the highest standard of teaching. This is reflected in the achievement of the prestigious Beacon Award given to the department for its practical teaching and learning.

With the Performing & Production Arts department here at Pendleton, you can expect to receive the best training from highly qualified individuals each with their own skills and experience gained from years in industry. You will not have to go far to find someone who has studied with us, and they will personally tell you what a great experience they had.

 Click here to view a the Season of Shows Brochure.