Why study performing arts at New College Durham?

Our dance and drama students rehearse and perform their productions under professional conditions in industry venues, utilising a marvellous costume cupboard.

Previous performing arts students have progressed to top acting schools including New York Institute of Performing Arts, Rose Bruford College and Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.


Excellent facilities

As a performing arts student at New College Durham, you will have access to an industry standard performance space that is fully equipped with a fitted lighting rig, a rehearsal studio with wall to wall mirrors, and a professional dance studio with sprung floor, tap dance mats and ballet bars. All spaces are equipped with 70" plasma TV screens, laptops and PA systems for sound. 

Our wonderful technicians have professional industry experience and operate our state-of-the-art technical equipment to ensure your performances are a cut above the rest.

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Gustave Die - Dance

Gustave Die

Gustave has toured with various UK, International and European shows as a dancer.

Ross Adams - Performing Arts

Ross Adams

Ross now stars in the soap opera, Hollyoaks, and has received an award for ‘Best Male Dramatic Performance’.