In 2009 Margaret Saint decided she wanted to set up a performing arts Saturday group which would be a friendly and affordable environment for children to come and learn to perform, make friends and gain confidence. Originally set up as part of a franchise she soon realised that she couldn't offer everything she wanted to and so she decided to start up a completely independent school, and the Nottingham Academy of Performing Arts was born. In the past 9 years we have helped children and adults to grow in confidence and get the chance to perform in a variety of different styles of production and above all have fun.
We have T-shirts and sweatshirts available with our school logo. Uniform is not compulsory, although we do insist that students wear clothing and footwear suitable for physical movement. Sometimes our classes can be very active and if we think a child is not dressed appropriately they will not be able to take part. Shoes in particular can be a safety issue so black pumps, or jazz/ballet shoes are preferred.
We are currently located at the Redhill Academy in Arnold, Nottingham where we have access to several different rehearsal spaces and a stage on which we perform many of our productions. There is easy bus route access as well as parking on site. Classes run every Saturday (apart from August and 2 weeks over Christmas). Please see our classes page for more information.
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