The Performing Arts Department will help you develop your creative talents and business skills, so that you can compete in this demanding and exciting field.

We offer courses in

  • acting
  • musical theatre
  • dance
  • drama

Our performing arts courses are based at the Shena Simon Campus and North Manchester Sixth Form. The campuses feature two professional standard theatres for rehearsal and staging public performances, as well as a workshop for creating sets and costumes.

Looking for a university or degree level course in performance or theatre?

You may be interested in courses at our Arden School of Theatre.

Latest News

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Lucky acting student, Zoe Sweeney, spent an afternoon with one of her TV heroes when she won an exclusive competition for 16-18 year olds run by The Manchester College. Zoe, 16, won lunch with...
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Natalie Maloney, studying BTEC in dance at The Manchester College, has won a prestigious place at the Hammond Stage School in Chester. Natalie competed against 3000 dancers to win one of only 40...