Performing Arts

Study a performing arts degree at Newcastle College

Our Performance Academy is one of the most comprehensive training environments in the UK. Study one of our performance courses and you’ll develop your technical ability in acting, dancing or singing within our top of the range studios.

If you're looking to start a performing arts degree this September, we're still accepting applications until Friday 30 June. Click on the links below to find out more about the courses on offer and apply.


Based in our Performance Academy, you will have access to:

  • a 200 seat theatre
  • a music venue with professional standard sound, PA, monitoring and lighting
  • a studio theatre
  • TV studio with pre and post-production facilities
  • radio station
  • nine large dance and acting studios with sprung floors
  • recording and production facilities.

Study with us and you could:

  • see West End productions and meet the cast, a great way to learn more about the industry and what it takes to succeed.
  • take part in Circulate - an annual Dance Industry Network event which takes place at the Performance Academy where you can meet industry contacts and watch performances.
  • benefit from workshops from choreographers such as Lee Proud and Celeste Hay.
  • enjoy work placements with companies such as Northern Stage, Tyne Theatre and Opera House and Open Clasp.
  • take part in Live Across Newcastle, a theatre festival where you’ll work as part of a functioning theatre company to create, develop and produce new and exciting work in venues around the city.
  • join ‘Resonate’ the College’s Dance Company and have the chance to perform work across the region and beyond.

Employer Links

Our courses offer a number of workshop opportunities with visiting practitioners and choreographers. Previous students have  benefited from professional workshops delivered by visiting choreographers includingMark Stuart Hedges and Caroline Bateson. You will also benefit from our close links with local theatre and production companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Northern Stage and Taproot.