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

Stage Experience 2018 – Save the date

> The Regent Academy of Performing Arts - learn to dance or act with theatre professionals in our venue – new classes now available

> Our Creative Learning and the North Staffordshire Dance Development Partnership (NSDDP)

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.

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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.

New groups for January 2018
Have you ever thought about acting & singing but have never found a group that suits you? We may be able to help!

Academy Acting Ensemble
Come and join a brand new adult drama group run by professionals. Designed as a friendly group of people of all ages and experience, the Acting Ensemble will explore a mixture of text, improvisation, and physical theatre with the emphasis always on working as an ensemble. Whether you are someone looking for a new hobby, a university student looking for an outlet from studying, or maybe a parent needing to get out for an hour, this group is for you. Including sessions from specialist practitioners across the year.
Age 18+ Monday’s 7pm until 9pm – £85.00 per term.

Academy Sing Ensemble
Come and join our new Academy singing group. Aimed at 16+, this group is for all abilities. The sessions will cover a range of musical styles. Learn to sing the musicals, sing the classics and sing in parts! Come and meet new friends, learn some new songs and have lots of fun.
Age 16+ Tuesday’s 7pm until 9pm – £85.00 per term.

Tech Academy
Come and train to be an Academy techie with our Technical team. Learn how to light shows, how to DSM, how to edit and design sound and much much more. You will also get the chance to work on an Academy production as part of the technical team. This is a chance of a life time. Spaces Limited.
Age 13 – 19 years, 2nd Monday of every month, 7pm until 9pm – £25.00 per term.

FREE taster sessions are available for all groups except Tech Academy. Bursary places are available for all ages for those who would like to join our groups but cannot afford to. Please email in confidence and we will see how we can help.

We welcome all abilities to the Regent Academy
Our fantastic Creative Learning team are trained professionals dedicated to working with others to bring out the best in them. If you have any questions please contact Allie Spencer, Creative Learning Manager, or Joshua Hardy, Creative Learning Officer, on

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Stage Experience 2018: Save the date

After the huge success of ‘High School Musical: on Stage!’, Stage Experience is back for 2018! We are looking for lots of enthusiastic young performers to take part in our next Stage Experience production on 17th and 18th August 2018. The title will be announced in October 2017.

Main Company – Parts for everyone. Roles will be allocated at a workshop session after participants have been signed up.
11 – 18 years, Monday 6th August – Saturday 18th August (not Sunday 12th August) – £220.00
Book before 31st January 2018 and receive an “Early Bird” price of £190.00

Mini Stage Experience – All Mini Stage Experience participants will be performing in the show.
8 – 10 years, Monday 13th August – Saturday 18th August – £110.00
Book before 31st January 2018 and receive an “Early Bird” price of £90.00

Show Performance Dates – Friday 17th August at 5:00pm and Saturday 18th August 3:00pm Matinee, and an evening performance at 7:00pm. Ticket prices TBC. 

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