Centre Stage is actively involved within the Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset community and further afield to London, to create opportunities to sing, dance and act, for all students to perform outside of normal class perimeters and enjoy non-curricular workshops, festivals, shows and competitions.
The school hosts a bi-annual show at Poole Lighthouse, spanning across three performances with an audience capacity of 700 per show. The show is directed and produced by a professional and credited team of artists and technicians and remains both ambitious and an unforgettable experience for all involved.
The show embraces beautiful costumes, impressive sets, backcloths, lighting and sound design, pyrotechnics and flying experiences! The school feels strongly that this experience is offered to everyone at the school, which even includes our adorable pre-school students.
Visit our Show page here to find out all about our bi-annual shows. You can see excerpts from our recent show “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe”, our ‘Behind The Scenes’ videos, testimonials and clips from previous shows.
This term, we are thrilled to have launched Centre Stage Satellites. Satellites is a performance troupe of 33 Centre Stage students, who will represent the school at competitions, festivals and events. These are students who will be ambassadors for Centre Stage at a range of events.
Find out more about Satellites here
The school is regularly approached by London-based Companies to offer students the wonderful experience of performing in west-end theatres such as The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and even the 02 Arena. This is a unique and memorable experience for not only students to perform in theatres, which have housed famous Actors, Dancers and performers; but also for parents to witness their children performing in the West-End! The opportunity is generally offered to 80 students in one sitting on a first come firsts served basis. This remains an amazing experience for everyone involved.
Competitions and Festivals
Centre Stage is actively involved in local and regional competitions and festivals, giving students the chance to compete for medals and trophies. In 2015 the school competed in the So You Want to Dance & Sing Competition and came away with Four 1st Place Trophies for Musical Theatre, 3 medals for 2nd place Solo Singing and won the Overall Creativity Trophy for the entire Competition!Click here to see our winning dance in the 2015 ‘So You Want To Dance’ Competition at Lighthouse, Poole Click here to see the winning duet from the 2017 ‘So You Want To Dance’ competition at Lighthouse, Poole
Students also get to enjoy a variety of workshops with visiting creatives in the industry. For example students keen to enjoy Street Dance enjoyed a workshop with the famous Thomas Simon who has worked with artists such as Mariah Carey and the late Whitney Houston. Other students had the chance to dance for a day with Britain’s Got Talent Winners Diversity in their studios in Essex!
The school holds its annual summer school for both internal and external students and remains a popular event year after year. The camp runs for one-week between 9-5pm; offering students the chance to enjoy over twenty workshops with different teachers and artists!
Workshops include: Bollywood, Irish, Scottish, Acro, Devised Drama, Script Writing, Song Writing, Pop-Idols, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre, Glee-tastic, Cheerleading, Face-Painting, Special Effects, Film work, Comedy, Prop-making to name a few!!
This year, Centre Stage Summer School runs from 30th July – 3rd August 2018. Please keep an eye on our website for more details of the Centre Stage Summer School – all are welcome, not just Centre Stage students.
FIND OUT ALL ABOUT OUR 2018 SUMMER SCHOOL HERE
Centre Stage Has Got Talent
The school offers a bi-annual talent show as a charitable event, giving all students the chance to perform on stage infront of friends and family. Students can perform solo, duet or group work and will be judged by visiting guests. All entries receive a Certificate and winners receive Medals and Trophies. This remains a wonderful event for all and for a good cause.