The Scholarship registration process for 2020 has now begun.

WOAPA Scholarships 2020

WOAPA - West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts is offering FREE scholarship places to attend its Friday evening School for one year.

WOAPA is an independent Children’s Theatre School based at Henry Box School, Witney, currently offering classes on Saturdays in dance, singing and acting.

The Scholarships being offered are for our Friday evening school, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Places are being offered to give children from a variety of backgrounds, an opportunity to participate in the Performing Arts.

Alongside providing the students with opportunities to gain skills in Performing Arts, WOAPA aims to improve the health and prospects of children throughout West Oxfordshire.
By offering scholarships we are hoping to give those children who, perhaps, wouldn’t usually be able to attend a drama school, the chance to benefit from all the positive aspects of the performing arts including increased physical fitness levels, confidence, a positive attitude and a sense of achievement.

We have wonderful tutors, all hand-picked for their experience and enthusiasm for working with children in the Performing Arts. We have a keen eye on providing good customer service and parents regularly tell us they think we’re the best theatre school for children in the area.

WOAPA has arranged for, and assisted, students to appear in local productions, professional stage shows (locally and national tours) in film, television, music videos 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.


Scholarship places are open to:

  • 3 children aged 7 - 8yrs     
  • 3 children aged 9 – 10yrs
  • 6 children aged 11 – 16yrs


·         All Applicants must attend a tour of our classes and a talk about the Scholarship Application process, with a parent/carer,
          on Friday 31st January at 6.30pm.

·         All applicants must attend TWO, FREE, consecutive taster sessions
          (Fridays 7th & 14th February 4.30 – 7.30pm).

·         Each applicant must then complete an application form which includes a statement, in their own words, of why they would like to receive a scholarship at WOAPA.

Places must be booked in advance. We anticipate there will be a big demand for places, therefore we would advise early booking.

Please click the link below to register. We will then send you further details.

Scholarships commence on Friday 24th April and will last for one year.

Deadline for written applications - Sunday 1st March 2020