Children's Theatre School

quality tuition in singing dancing and acting

Theatre School

We offer quality tuition in singing dance and acting - where your child can excel - whilst having fun! 

The majority of new students come to us via recommendation from current students.Parents often tell us they think we're the best children's theatre school in the area! For this reason, we often have a waiting list for certain classes.  Places are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.  

At WOAPA, we take pride in going that extra mile for our students. We have arranged, and assisted our students to appear in local productions, professional stage shows (locally and national tours) in film, television and advertisements.

For a list of all external performance & recordings click here

We regularly invite top industry professionals to our school, to provide master-class sessions.

Previous students have been successful in gaining places at prestigious drama schools and organisations (Royal Welsh college of Music & Drama, NYMT National Youth Music Theatre, BYMT British Youth Music Theatre, Guildhall school of music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Oxford School of Drama)

We also offer opportunities to qualify for Trinity College 'Arts Awards' in-house - assisted and moderated by our award-winning mentor. 

In April 2019, 60 students took LAMDA exams with 100% pass rate.

A large number of our students come to us via recommendation from parents of children already enrolled with us. 

Our Children's Theatre School in Witney is made up of the following:

'Young Performers' - ages 4 - 6 years 

An ideal introduction to performing arts for your child. All three elements of singing, dance and drama are combined in a weekly, one hour, fun-packed session where your child has the opportunity to stretch their imagination and nurture their social skills including communication and concentration. 

Due to increased popularity and demand for places, WOAPA now has Five  "Young Performers" classes:

On Friday - 

4.30 - 5.30pm  and  5.45 - 6.45pm

On Saturday -
9.30 - 10.30am,  10.45 - 11.45am  &  12.00 - 1.00pm  

The 'Main School' - ages 7-16 years

"Act 1"    (7-9 years)
"Act 2"    (10-12 years)
"Act 3"    (13-16 years)

WOAPA has THREE main schools -

Friday - 
4.30pm - 7.30pm

Saturday -  
10.00am - 1.00pm   &    2.00pm - 5.00pm

At each session, our Main School students attend three, 1-hour sessions of Dance, Singing and Acting.

Encore! class for ages 16 - 21 years

Saturday - 
2.00pm - 5.00pm

WOAPA’s Encore! Class provides further training in the performing arts for students aged 16 – 21yrs.
Whether the focus in preparing for auditions at Drama School, local amateur/professional productions, agents or a university or job interview, students are able to build confidence in public speaking and performance and further develop their communication skills in a positive and supportive environment.
Our team of creative and inspiring tutors aim is to maximise each student’s potential. The class is small, enabling us to tailor the content to match each student’s needs, with opportunities to participate in showcases/performances.


WOAPA is delighted that the academy is based at

The Henry Box School
Church Green 
OX28 4AX
( for Sat Nav use OX28 4AW )

There is plenty of ‘drop-off’ space within the school and lots of FREE parking all around Witney.

There’s so much for parents to do - why don’t you relax in one of the local bars and cafés, browse the shops or even take in a film at the local cinema!

You can be assured that whatever you are doing, your children are safe, happy and enjoying themselves at WOAPA.

For further details about Henry Box School, visit their website

We look forward to you contacting us, to discuss enrolling your child ....  Don't forget to ask us for your taster session

Theatre School

Singing | Drama | Dance

Ages 4 - 16yrs

Witney - Oxfordshire

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Witney Youth Choir, Witney Children's Choir

Ages 7 - 16yrs

Witney - Oxfordshire

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Adult Singing Group, Witney Choir

Age 16+

Witney - Oxfordshire

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Classes for children with additional needs

Ages 7 - 18yrs

Witney - Oxfordshire

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WOAPA is an Arts Award Center, LAMDA, PPL, FSB and Family Arts Standards