Stoke on Trent Events

Welcome to the Creative Learning Department at The Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent.

Our work includes: Youth theatres, dance academies, one-day tasters and week long summer schools. We also have an extensive creative programme for schools. Workshops, insights, talks and resources supports the visiting productions at the theatre with skilled professionals sharing their knowledge of drama, dance, musical theatre and children’s shows.  Partnerships and collaborations play a key role in our work and we are proud to work closely with a diverse range of people and organisations on a local, regional and national level.

Stage Experience 2017: High School Musical Auditions
> The Regent Academy of Performing Arts - learn to dance or act with theatre professionals in our venue
A Night of Drama
> Our small scale Stage Experience gives a group of young people an intensive theatre experience!
> Shakespeare Double Bill
> Our Creative Learning and the North Staffordshire Dance Development Partnership (NSDDP)
Creative Schools Programme
Access performances
017 Dance: Around the World!
> Stoke-on-Trent have teamed up with their brilliant technical team to deliver Theatrical Lighting 101 workshops





Creative Schools Programme

Get in touch with Paul Adams, Creative Learning Manager to discuss your programme.

Creative Learning is more than happy to call into school for a chat about your creative needs. We look forward to working with you and your students very soon.

Email: Call: 01782 211 207

Creative Schools Programme

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Access performances

The Commitments

Saturday 19th November 2016 – 1:30pm – Touch Tour.
Saturday 19th November 2016 – 2:30pm Matinee – Audio Described.
Saturday 19th November 2016 – 2:30pm Matinee – Signed.


Wednesday 21st December 2016 – 12:00pm – Touch Tour.
Wednesday 21st December 2016 – 1:00pm Matinee – Audio Described.
Wednesday 21st December 2016 – 1:00pm Matinee – Signed.
Monday 19th December – 2:00pm Matinee – Relaxed Performance.

Saturday 4th February 2017 – 1:30pm – Touch Tour.
Saturday 4th February 2017 – 2:30pm Matinee – Audio Described.
Saturday 4th February 2017 – 2:30pm Matinee – Signed.

Funny Girl
Thursday 30th March 2017 – 7:30pm Evening – Signed.
Saturday 1st April 2017 – 1:30pm – Touch Tour.
Saturday 1st April 2017 – 2:30pm Matinee – Audio Described.

Mamma Mia
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 12:30pm – Touch Tour.
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 2:30pm Matinee – Audio Described.
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 2:30pm Matinee – Signed.

Sister Act
Thursday 11th May 2017 – 6:30pm – Touch Tour.
Thursday 11th May 2017 – 7:30pm Evening – Audio Described.
Thursday 11th May 2017 – 7:30pm Evening – Signed.

Thursday 13th July 2017 – 7:30pm Evening – Signed.

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017 Dance: Around the World!

The Regent Theatre: Tues 28th Feb – Sat 4th Mar 2017.

Creative Learning Stoke-on-Trent presents 017 Dance: Around the World!

017 Dance will be a celebration of world culture, from the diverse communities here in Stoke-on-Trent to the far reaching countries of the world.

Dance companies from all over Staffordshire and Cheshire have been invited to flex their creativity and imagination to transform The Regent Theatre stage each night with breath taking routines and choreography. Each dance piece will consider all aspects of the theme, looking not only at world dance styles, but taking inspiration from language, food, values, art, stories, heritage and society.

017 Dance: Around the World will be a vibrant five night celebration of culture around the world, running from Tuesday 28th February 2017 to Saturday 4th March 2017, with tickets for £11.00.

This will be one Dance show that you do not want to miss, so come and join us for this remarkable celebration of Dance and Culture!

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The Regent Academy of Performing Arts

Train to dance with professional choreographers
Our Dance Academy performs each year at the annual large scale dance festival, with 5 nights on The Regent Theatre stage. The Dance Academy is for young people wanting to develop dance technique and to gain stage experience.

Juniors:  Aged 8 – 12 years: Tuesdays 17.00hrs – until 19.00hers: £85 Per term
Seniors: Aged 13+ : Tuesdays 19.00hrs – 21.00hrs:  £85 per term

Learn to act in a professional theatre venue
Join our professional directors each week and progress your acting skills and performance knowledge, whilst developing your confidence and meeting new friends. Perform on stage each year plus many other performance opportunities. Rehearsals take place at the Victoria Hall and The Regent Theatre.

Juniors:  Aged 8 – 12 years:  Mondays 18.00hrs until 20.00hrs: £85 per term
Seniors:  Aged 13+ Mondays 18.00hrs until 20.00hrs:  £105 per term 

You can participate in both Dance and Drama Academies at a discounted rate. Taster sessions available on request. For further details and to book a taster workshop email: or Tel: 01782 211 214.

Find out more by downloading our Drama and Dance Flyer 2016

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Stage Experience 2017: High School Musical Auditions

Disney Channel’s smash hit musical comes to life on your stage!

After the huge success of ‘Footloose’, ‘Fame’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’, Stage Experience is back for 2017! We are looking for lots of enthusiastic young performers to audition for roles in our Stage Experience production of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: on Stage!

Join the Jocks, the Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes as they find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to their new school year. Featuring the songs: ‘Get’cha Head in the Game’, ‘Bop to the Top’, ‘Breaking Free’, ‘We’re all in this together’ and many more.

We are looking for young people to audition for the following groups:
Main Cast: 13 – 19 years old.
Chorus: 8 – 12 years old.
Dance Ensemble: 13 – 19 years old.

Auditions will take place on SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017.

To register your interest in auditioning contact Joshua Hardy via email 

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Shakespeare Double Bill

Staffordshire University Drama Department in Partnership with Creative Learning Stoke-on-Trent at The Victoria Hall presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Macbeth, directed by Robert Marsden and Richard Cheshire.

Shakespeare’s productions are brought vividly to life by Staffordshire University Drama Department.

Macbeth is a chilling tale of murder, regicide and tyranny. A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes us into a darkly magical world of spirits, mischief and love. See the productions separately or you can see them both on one day.


School performances
Wednesday 24th May 2017 – 10:00am Macbeth / 1:00pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Thursday 25th May 2017 – 10:00am A Midsummer Night’s Dream / 1:00pm Macbeth.

Public performances 
Friday 26th May 2017 – 7:00pm Macbeth & A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Schools Tickets – £5.00 per student. (Teachers go free)
Public Performance – £8.00 per person.

School workshops 
School Workshops and education resources are available on request. Please contact Paul Adams on

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A Night of Drama

Creative Learning Stoke-on-Trent invites you to our NIGHT OF DRAMA where The Regent Academy of Performing Arts will perform a back-to-back show of two brand new pieces of writing.

Musical Differences – The Regent Senior Drama Academy are part of The National Theatre Connections 2017, performing a new play called ‘Musical Differences’ by Robin French.
“In the summer of Year Ten, Alex Stokes takes the fateful step of buying an electric guitar and forming his own rock group. He teams up with a mysterious young singer by the name of Joel Lawrence. What follows could well be the most incredible saga in the school’s musical history. The band survives different line-ups, impossible love affairs and brutal school politics. By Year Thirteen, they are a tightly knit four-piece, and their final gig is nothing short of remarkable – but have individual members paid too high a price?”

The Marvellous Game – The Regent Junior Drama Academy will be performing a new piece of Theatre called ‘The Marvellous Games’, written by a fantastic Stoke-on-Trent Writer Kat Boon + The Regent Academy themselves!

“Timothy doesn’t like being told what to do. Clara is worried. Very worried. Gilly won’t tell anyone the reason she hides in the toilets in lunchtime. One day they all received a similar message ‘Player… Ready?’ Timothy, Clara and Gilly wake up, coughing up the eggy gas to find themselves no longer in their classroom but somewhere else entirely. And so begin The Marvellous Games…”

A NIGHT OF DRAMA will take place at The Victoria Hall on MONDAY 6TH MARCH 2017. Please check back at a later date for more information.


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