Performing Arts, Production Arts, Drama and Theatre Studies At Lewes 6th Form College

Lewes 6th Form College has a long established and unique reputation for the Performing Arts. It was one of the first Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Industries in the UK. This status recognised our commitment to innovative and excellent teaching and learning.

Our purpose-built Performing Arts Centre is a busy and exciting environment, where you are able to explore the challenges that will face you in the 21st century, and to acquire and improve the learning and skills that you will need to succeed.

Our staff have a wide range of vocational experience and academic knowledge, as well as an infectious enthusiasm and passion for their subject. In our vibrant and creative department we constantly seek not only to maintain, but to develop, and improve ideas and standards.

This is reflected in the continuing excellent achievements of our students, which are amongst the best in the country, and their high rates of progression into Drama Schools, Higher Education and the Performance Industry.



Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Careers-DayThe Performing Arts Department host their 10th annual event, at which a range of progression opportunities are available to explore by college-wide Performing Arts, Production Arts, Theatre Studies and Musical Theatre students.

This year features a range of workshops, talks, discussions and stalls. Guests include Mountview Academy, Rose Bruford, Central School of Speech and Drama, RADA, Chichester University, East 15, Bournemouth University, Northbrook College, as well as other partners.

Previous years have been a great success, with our students progressing not only to those institutions guesting at our careers day, but using the experience to move on to a range of other colleges and employment opportunities.

This means that throughout the year we also benefit from alumni returning to share their experience and advice with current students. Great examples of this include Elle Dillon-Reams, who performed her 4 star award winning solo show to current students, and took part in an informative Q&A , as well as Jonathan Raggett, currently appearing in the BBC series “Wolfblood”, who returned to us to talk to our students about his experience working in television and film.

Students have also had the opportunity to work on their audition preparation with Megan Leigh Mason, another alumni, and graduate of Rose Bruford, now enjoying a successful career.

All these elements go to ensure that we have a fantastic range of successful progression from the department.

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Friday 7th November 2014

Theatre Royal Brighton

Creative-ChoicesIn partnership with the Theatre Royal, the Performing Arts Department are holding another Creative Choices event in Brighton.

Exploring the skills, ideas and career opportunities available offstage this event continues to be a great success as we invite local partner schools to bring along students interested in a career in technical theatre.

Our Production Arts Btec course is a great first stepping stone for them on that journey and this exciting event at the Theatre Royal gives them not only an idea and taste of what they can do, but also gives them the opportunity to share that experience alongside our technical students and staff.

With our students progressing onto RADA, Guildhall and Mountview, amongst others, there can be no better place in this area to begin your offstage career.

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15th, 16th & 17th December 2014

MPH, Lewes Campus

7.00pm all performances

PantoThe festive period sees the return of our ever popular pantomimes. Touring to primary schools in the Lewes and surrounding areas, and then pitching up at the MPH for a run of evenings, this year promises to be as fun and enjoyable as any previous.

On Monday 15th we present Aladdin, followed by Peter Pan on Tuesday 16th, and finishing on Wednesday 17th with our version of Cinderella!

All shows of course have the essential ingredients of panto including, of course, fun for all the family.

Ticket prices are £5/£4 concessions

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1st, 2nd, 3rd December 2014

Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Centre, Lewes

7pm all performances

FragmentsOur Performing Arts Diploma students present a selection of Theatre styles. Incorporating Naturalism, Political and Absurdist theatre, the first year students on our Double A level course showcase the range of styles and genres they have been studying during their first term. It is their opportunity to present their work and to demonstrate their ideas and development, and if you are interested in studying with us the chance for you to experience the work we do.

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