Audition success for WOAPA students

WOAPA students' pantomime audition success

West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts students Niamh and Caleb have been successful in passing recent auditions for this year's pantomime at The Oxford Playhouse: 'Cinderella'.

Niamh spent the festive season  in 2018 sparkling & shining all over the country in the national tour of 'Nativity! The Musical'. She then appeared at The Cornerstone, Didcot for their Christmas show 'The Adventures of Pinocchio' (2019). In 2021, Niamh appeared at Oxford Playhouse in 'Robin Hood' and she started this year by appearing in an advert for Quorn. She also appeared in a Faringdon school production of Matilda! earlier this year. Niamh has been a singing, dance & drama student at WOAPA for 6 years and she is delighted to be returning to the Oxford Playhouse pantomime this Christmas in 'Cinderella'.

Caleb has been a WOAPA student for 2 years.He appeared with the British Youth Music Theatre in the summer of 2021 and then went on to make his Oxford Playhouse debut in 'Robin Hood' last year (2021/22).Caleb is thrilled to be returning to the professional stage this Christmas for 'Cinderella.

Playhouse Theatre, Oxford.
25th Nov 2022 - Sun 8th Jan 2023

Join Cinderella, and her best friend Buttons the mouse, on a midnight carriage ride like no other to the Playhouse Panto Party of the year!

Have YOU ever wanted to be on the stage?

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, Royal Academy of Music, 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. 

Students often take 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. 

Please ask to arrange a taster session for your child.

Performing Arts Witney - 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 taster session NOW!