ArtsEd Comes to the Isle of Man

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For the first time ever, ArtsEd, the UK’s leading performing arts school is coming to the Island to enable aspiring new actors and musical theatre talent to experience their award-winning work.

Over the past 100 years, ArtsEd has built an extraordinary reputation for providing outstanding academic education alongside conservatoire training whilst nurturing gifted and diverse students from the ages of four to 60+.

Students literally immerse themselves in high-calibre vocational and academic study whilst developing their talent and personal passion for the performing arts.

Home to the independent Day School and Sixth Form, and excellent BA and MA training in Musical Theatre and Acting, as well as the school of Part-Time learning, ArtsEd prides itself on the expertise and gravitas of all its staff, most are from successful performing arts backgrounds and understand first-hand the challenges of achieving success in the industry.

In 2016 they were named ‘School of the Year’ by The Stage and in 2017 the BE OPEN Foundation listed ArtsEd as one of the top five schools and colleges in the UK and one of the top 40 in Europe. ArtsEd was even ranked by students as the top Drama School for overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey – seeing 95% of students pleased with their training.

ArtsEd’s alumni have significantly influenced the creative industries on a global scale. They include leading choreographers, directors and producers, alongside performers such as Dame Angela Lansbury, Dame Julie Andrews and Dame Darcy Bussell. Emerging talent includes current Day School student Zoe Brough, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in THE NETHER and Thomas Dennis who left the Sixth  Form for the lead role in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and who is currently starring as Albert Nethercott in the UK tour of the National Theatre’s WAR HORSE. Jac Yarrow, a third-year undergraduate is about to star as ‘Joseph’ in the new West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical at the London Palladium. 

And on the 13th and 14th of June, ArtsEd will be attending Ballakermeen’s Higher Education Fair here on the Isle of Man. Whilst at Ballakermeen ArtsEd will be holding a series of FREE performance workshops for Acting and Musical Theatre students. This is open to all students in Years 10 - 13 across the island that might like to explore drama-school life and learn about what it takes to be accepted into the Arts Ed school. 

ArtsEd’s Principal, Chris Hocking, will be holding a live talk on the evening of Thursday 13th of June at 6pm in the 6th Form Lecture Theatre, for any prospective students and parents wanting to find out about all aspects of training at ArtsEd.

There’s even rumour of one of ArtsEd’s famous alumni from Motown the Musical making an appearance on the Island too…

This visit is set to be a very exciting and rewarding opportunity for the Island’s young people to get involved with, and for more information on the workshops and to register your places now, please contact:

Places are limited so be sure to reserve your spot. 

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