Audition success for WOAPA student

Congratulations to WOAPA student, Nia

Congratulations to Nia A who is about to make her debut this summer with the prestigious National Youth Musical Theatre in the Timothy Knapman & Stuart Matthew Price Musical: "Imaginary" which is to go out on tour. 

Originally commissioned and performed by NYMT in 2017, IMAGINARY is an exciting, funny and inspiring musical about the wonder of childhood, the power of the imagination and what it means to grow up

Each year,  The National Youth Music Theatre audition thousands of hopefuls from around the country, to join their company of actors.

After initial auditions, call-backs are held in London where the final selection is made. 

Nia is delighted to have been chosen to appear in the ensemble of Imaginary.

The tour will take in venues such as The Curve, Leicester and The Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Nia is no stranger to the stage, having appeared in pantomimes:
'Puss In Boots', 'Robinson Crusoe & The Pirate Queen' and 'Sleeping Beauty' (Chipping Norton Theatre) as well as 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon)

Nia also plays Violin and attends the Guildhall School of Music, Junior Department.

Nia, who lives near Faringdon, has been a Performing Arts student at WOAPA for nearly seven years and in that time, has sung at Blenheim Palace and performed in a music video for 'The Yogscast' (which has had over 150 thousand YouTube views).

She was a featured dancer in Park Promotions' video of 'The Locomotion' & 'Reach For The Stars', took part in recording WOAPA's 'Winter Wonderland' CD and has performed with WOAPA in Witney's annual Christmas Lights switch-on events.

Nia has also been a member of WOAPA's 'Showchoir' (Witney Youth Choir).

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West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts is an independent Theatre School for children aged 4-16 years, which operates at weekends during the standard academic term. 

Our classes are led by experienced tutors whose skills in working with young people enable our students to develop at their own pace, and encourage them to reach their true potential. 

Providing quality tuition in the three disciplines of Singing, Dance and Drama, our classes ensure that your child receives the individual attention he or she deserves.

We promote a positive environment - where students have fun as they celebrate their individuality and achievements. 

Working as part of a team, students are encouraged to be creative and become multi-disciplined, all-round performers.  
At WOAPA, we take pride in going that extra mile. We offer fantastic additional opportunities to our students and have assisted our students to appear in local productions, professional stage shows (locally and national tours) in film, television and advertisements.

We regularly invite industry professionals to our school, to provide master-class sessions, giving our students access to work with performers at the top of their game.

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, 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. 


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West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts - A Children's theatre Theatre School based in Witney near Oxford, offering Singing, Dance & Drama classes | Witney Children's Choir | Witney Youth Choir (Showchoir) & Witney Choir for Adults (Adult Singing Group in Witney). If you're looking for a children's theatre school with Dance, Drama, and Singing classes on a Saturday and you live in or around the Oxfordshire areas of Witney, Burford, Faringon, Carterton, Chipping Norton, Oxford, Eynsham, Woodstock and Abingdon, WOAPA is for you! Contact us for a FREE taster session NOW!