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.
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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 -
4.30pm - 7.30pm
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
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
( 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 http://www.henrybox.oxon.sch.uk