We are very pleased to announce the launch of the NEW SSPA MINI classes for boys and girls aged 4 -6 years.








Congratulations to former pupil and West End Star Kate Jordan on her next role in “Curtains” with Jason Manford.







Congratulations to former pupil Abigail Matthews on her first West End engagement in the amazing production of Warhorse.

Congratulations to Matt Parker on gaining a 2:1 BA Hons Acting Degree from Bath Spa University followed by a professional stage debut in She Stops to Conquer and also a job in South Korea teaching Drama










Drama lessons at The Somerset School of Performing Arts are always very entertaining! The most important aspect of any drama class is the element of fun, because it is this alone that enables the children to relax and feel comfortable amongst their peers when performing.

Through regular workshop games and activities we actively encourage the children to "believe the unbelievable" in order to explore their own personal creativity and express the full extent of their fantastic imaginations. Whilst teaching the children the art of acting, this also aids their self confidence and the ability to trust and work alongside others.


During the course of each term the skills that the children learn are put into practice and developed further by working on scenes and plays, ranging from Shakespeare to Pantomime. The children take great pride in performing these pieces at the end of term. However, in order that they do not experience any unnecessary pressure, these pieces are often performed as "work in progress". This is because it has never been a policy of The Somerset School of Performing Arts to churn out regular productions for the sake of it. Instead we are more interested in the process that goes into each performance and the new skills that the children acquire along the way, as the long term effects of this prove much more beneficial.


Over the years we have seen the amazing progression that many of the students have made during the course of their time with us. We can honestly say that nothing fills us with more pride than to see a child grow in confidence so that they are able to stand alongside their peers with a smile on their faces and their heads held high. This for us is the key to The Somerset School of Performing Arts ongoing success and it is this that makes us different from other performing arts schools. We recognise that each child is an individual with different needs and abilities and we therefore allow them to develop at their own pace, in a relaxed, friendly environment.

The children are given 100% support and encouragement but we never forget that it takes a great deal of courage to stand on stage and perform and that this can only be achieved when the child is ready and comfortable to do so.