Professional Pantomime Casting Success

Pantomime casting success for WOAPA students Niamh and Caleb

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

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 in 'The Adventures of Pinocchio' (2019). In 2021/22, Niamh made her Oxford Playhouse debut in 'Robin Hood', closely followed by appearing in a TV advert for Quorn. She appeared on TV again, in October, in 'The Love Box in your Living Room' with Harry Enfield. Niamh returned To The Oxford Playhouse, in 22/23, to appear in their production of 'Cinderella'.
Niamh has been a singing, dance & drama student at WOAPA for 7 years and she is delighted to be returning to the Oxford Playhouse pantomime again this Christmas in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.

Caleb has been a WOAPA student for 3 years and is currently in our 'Encore' Class for 16 - 21yrs students. 
Caleb has also appeared with the British Youth Music Theatre. 
Caleb made his Oxford Playhouse debut in 'Robin Hood' (2021/22) and returned in 22/23 to appear in their production of 'Cinderella'.
In June 23, Caleb took a LAMDA (acting) Grade 6 (Bronze medal) exam at WOAPA and passed with distinction.
Caleb is thrilled to be returning to the professional stage once again, this Christmas, for the Oxford Playhouse pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Playhouse Theatre, Oxford
24th Nov 23 - 7th Jan 24

Join Jack and his friends on an adventure of a lifetime, as they scale the beanstalk and take on a Giant. Full of infectious laughter, brilliant storytelling, singing, dancing, cheering for the goodies and booing for the baddies!

Have YOU ever wanted to be on the stage?

Performing Arts in Witney
West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts is an independent Theatre School for children aged 4-21 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.

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!