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

of Music.

Students will have the oppotunity to enter Exams and be

part of our annual shows.

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Latest News:


February 9th

JUNE 7th


Our all new singing show this year showcases the talents of our young singers.

The internationally popular game brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Comic antics, witty lyrics carry the investigation from room to room. 

JUNE 7th

COVID-19 guidance

The World Health Organisation has now characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic and the risk level to the UK has been raised from moderate to high.

This guidance follows official government advice and will be reviewed and updated as necessary (last updated on 17 March).

The health and safety of our staff, students, visitors and the wider community is our primary concern, and we are monitoring the situation day-by-day as it evolves.

Our premises are cleaned daily, and our staff are being hyper-vigilant about cleanliness and hygiene. We are displaying health and hygiene information and all visitors are being encouraged to follow NHS guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus. Anyone concerned about their health in relation to COVID-19 should follow Public Health England guidance and contact NHS 111 (or NHS 111 online) if the guidance advises them to do so.

If following official advice we decide to close the building and postpone or cease activities we will contact you to make you aware of the situation.

MARCH 2020

Clue! Live on Stage!!!!!

Date change for the Clue! show. It will now be showing on June 7th 2020.

Can you solve who did it?



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!

JUNE 2019


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

MAY 2019


The exam season is nearly upon us and you are all working very hard! keep it up!! 

JANUARY. 28. 2019


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


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


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


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!


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