Hello and Welcome to
Wansbeck Performing Arts Academy
We have been established for 10 years and provide a creative and professional dance & drama academy for children and adults in the heart of Northumberland, bringing in a wide range of classes including
Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, , Musical Theatre and Vocals.
We are affiliated to dance and drama societies such as the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), Northern Counties Dance Teachers Association(NCDTA) & the Trinty School
Students will have the oppotunity to enter Exams and be
part of our annual shows.
Private Vocal Lessons
please contact us for availability and pricing
WPAA Students make IDTA Musical Theatre Final!
We are thrilled that our Musical Theatre Students have been selected to be in this years IDTA Musical Theatre Final being held at VIVA! Blackpool after being awarded the highest marks overall in the 2022-2023 exam year. please visit
for event details.
The Toys are Back in Town
AN AWESOME MUSICAL ADVENTURE – OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Based on the latest blockbuster animation hits, this brilliant high energy stage show recreates the fun and excitement of Toy Story, Frozen, Madagascar, Trolls, Shrek & The Avengers, followed by a massive interactive party set.
Beautifully costumed and immaculately presented this superb show is guaranteed to entertain kids and parents alike, with lots of songs, dance, fun, laughter and audience participation.
WELCOME BACK TO A NEW TERM!!!
We are so happy to be back open again after the summer holidays! we hope you have all enjoyed your time off and are ready to get back into the swing of things!
WE ARE BACK!!!!!
WOW! It's been a while but we are back and re-open from Monday the 12th April.
All classes are resumed with new places available for new students also.
WE ARE 11 YEARS OLD!!!!!
Wansbeck Performing Arts Academy is 11 years old today!!! Hip Hip Hooray!
Cant wait to get back into the studio and onto the stage with all our brilliant and talented students.
WE ARE RE-OPENING!!!!!
WELL! What a strange few months this has been. We are very excited to announce that we will be re-opening on the 27th July. All students, guardians and staff must adhere to all the new social distancing measures that we have put in place. We are so excited to get you all back doing what we love.
WE ARE 10YRS OLD!!!!!
WOW! We have now been officially open for 10yrs. Great memories, Great Students and many more to come!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!
We cant believe that it is 2020 already. Welcome back to all our students and a huge hello to all our new students! exciting things to come this year stay tuned!!!!!
So that time is upon us once again. From everyone here at WPA we hope you have a magical Christmas and a happy New Year! Enjoy the WPA singers rendition of Jingle Bells!
Well done Emily Wales for gaining a place in Rapunzel at Whitley Bay Playhouse.
Well done Tilly Jobson she will be performing at the Tyne Theatre in Nutcracker on 11th & 12th July 2019
The exam season is nearly upon us and you are all working very hard! keep it up!!
JANUARY. 28. 2019
THROUGH THE DECADES !!!!
Join us on March the 7th on a musical journey through the 60s,70s,80s,90s,00s and now in this all singing all dancing show!!!
SEPTEMBER. 25. 2018
ICE AGE !!!!
Well with the cooler weather that must mean only one thing! IT'S GETTING CLOSE TO SHOWTIME!! yes, our show this year is Ice Age and it is on sale now! Pre-ordered tickets have now been placed and the rest are selling super fast, so get yours ordered today! so exciting!!!!
SEPTEMBER. 06. 2018
BACK TO WORK !!!!
Welcome back to all our students and once again all the new students, at this pace we will need bigger studios! Full steam ahead now for our annual show, its going to be AMAZING!!!!!!!!
JANUARY. 15. 2018
Just want to welcome back all of our students and all the new faces, there are so many!!!!! Exciting things happening this year. Stay Tuned!!!!!!!!!
DECEMBER. 6. 2017
SANTA IS ALREADY DELIVERING AT WPAA!!!!!
What an amazing year we have had here at WPAA. We have more students then ever , we have seen students off to London Stage schools and our shows have all been sell outs!
Congrats to everyone the hard work has paid off. Next year will see WPAA step even further.
DECEMBER. 1. 2017
As it is that time of year again, WPAA's younger singers decided to record a special version of Santa Clause Is Coming To Town. Enjoy!!!!!!!
JULY. 19. 2017
What an amazing night. We had a great audience and the play received so many positive comments. Well done everyone the hard work paid off. Roll on our next production MADAGASCAR.
JUNE. 06. 2017
SWAN LAKE for Lucy
Congratulations to our student Lucy Moat who is starring in Swan Lake at the Sunderland Empire with the English Youth Ballet, we are very excited and proud!
JUNE. 05. 2017
ITALIA CONTI for Daniel
Congratulations to our student Daniel Cole who is joining the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.
JANUARY. 27. 2017
Get ready for WPAA's first full play, THE SAVAGE! Presented by our senior actors and actresses,The Savage is heart felt story of a young boys journey. COMING SOON!