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Performing arts

If you love to take the limelight and tread the boards, a course in performing arts could be the right choice for you. Our students are given the skills needed to be able to follow their dreams in this competitive industry.

Performing arts courses

Why choose performing arts at West Notts?

Be inspired by VIP industry visitors

You will be treated to master classes, demonstrations and workshops by esteemed actors and talented teachers, designed to develop the skills needed to stand out from the competition.

Train using industry-standard facilities

From dance studios to rehearsal spaces – you are free to grow your talent using the best facilities available. Create; the college’s specialist hub is always abuzz with activity as students train to be the best in their field.

Showcase your talents to the public!

There’s never a dull moment at West Notts. Our students regularly hold showcases for students, staff and the public in order to showcase their performing talents. Performing Arts students also get to perform in musicals and plays at Create, the college’s 150-seat theatre.

Career Opportunities

Meet the teachers

Get to know to know a bit more about your teacher before you join us.

Our performing arts teachers


Take a look at what to expect whilst studying a performing arts course at West Notts.

Guided Campus Tour

Get a glimpse into the facilities you will be using as a performing arts student at West Notts College.

What our students say

Melissa highlights some of her experiences at college, as well as mentioning our state-of-the-art facilities and what kind of activities she enjoyed while studying on the course. She also revises a trip to Leicester Curve Theatre and how this benefitted her future.


Performing arts news and press

  • Student artists exhibit their finest skills and talents

    Exhibitions of fashion, fine art, graphics, 3D design and photography and film and theatre productions were just some of the creative elements lined up for the West Nottinghamshire College end-of-year art show 2023.

    Posted: 03/07/2023
  • College celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted result

    Staff and students at West Nottinghamshire College are celebrating following the publication of its latest Ofsted inspection report – which has graded it ‘good’ with areas of outstanding provision, and that makes a strong contribution to meeting its area’s skills needs.

    Posted: 07/06/2023
  • Aspiring performers learn from industry experts

    Hip hop dance moves, using the voice, and the art of stage combat were just some of the skills practised by aspiring performers at West Nottinghamshire College.

    Posted: 07/01/2022

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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