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Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department runs courses for budding singers, dancers, actors, directors and other performance professionals. If you want to work in Film, TV or on stage, this is the place for you.

Our company name is Up Stage Right and through our innovative and high quality productions our theatre company is now recognised in the local community.

We believe in developing the Performance Practitioners of the future. We will challenge and develop your teamwork and your creative, industry related and technical knowledge, so that you can either progress into the industry or on to a higher education.

Last year we...

  • Performed Pronoun at Nescot and Soho Theatre as part of the National Theatre Connections programme
  • Won the Southern Open Final of the Rock Challenge Be Your Best competition
  • Staged Lord of the Flies and Oh! What a Lovely War at Nescot
  • For information on next year’s production please email performingarts@nescot.ac.uk. You can also keep up to date with news from UpStageRight and through Facebook.

Our Staff

Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are industry qualified and experienced practitioners, designers, directors, technicians and theatre professionals. This means that we can bring real and relevant experience to you and your work.We also work with other industry professionals who provide specialist workshops in elements such as scriptwriting, stage combat and classical theatre.

Our Facilities

The department has excellent facilities including two full-scale Theatres (Black Box and Proscenium Arch), an Acting Studio, a Dance Studio, as well as good quality teaching rooms with Interactive White Boards and networked computers. We also have an extensive scenic workshop for set building and fully-stocked costume and props stores.

Working in and with the industry

We want to give you a real taste of the industry whilst you're studying with us. As a company, we have been out on tour both with a pantomime and self-written Christmas play and know this offers an exciting style of performance. You will also work together in full-scale productions in both onstage and backstage roles, which provides a completely different view of performance.

We enrich your education with theatre visits, both to watch performances and tour backstage. We also receive stage schools such as Mountview and Laban to perform for us here at Nescot. We work with industry professionals, who provide workshops and training in elements such as scriptwriting, classical theatre, commedia dell'arte and stage combat. We also invite guest speakers and past pupils to provide an insight into higher education, the industry and a career path.