Classes are now being held at Yeovil Community Church, The Gateway, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1QN








Congratulations to former pupil Alex Jackson on his West End debut in the musical "The Bodyguard" and his performances with Rita Ora and other stars in Concerts and TV


Congratulations to former pupil Kate Jordan who has been awarded scholarship places to five of the UK's top Musical Theatre Schools.








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











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 Everybody Dance 2015

The students from SSPA performed to 6 sell out shows at the Octagen Theatre Yeovil, with over £3000 being donated to local charities.





Hairspray SSPA 2014


From September 2013 until March 2014 the whole school worked on a production of the musical "Hairspray". The lead roles were played by Eronwy Selwyn who has been a pupil at the school for nine years and Elena Uren who is a fabulous character actress.  All of the other roles and the chorus were made up of students from the school ranging in age from 5 - 18 years. The students performed to packed audiences and  the atmosphere was incredible. Lots of fun was had by all!

The show raised money for St Margret's hospice in Yeovil






Dance Dance Dance 2014


After the students success in the last "Dance Dance  Dance" show, they were invited back to perform in the 2014 charity event which raises funds for the Yeovil Community Arts Association who then sponsor local talented children and help them to pursue their dreams. The students performed excerpts from the musical Hairspray and a medley of songs from the musical "Wicked". Over £3000 was raised for the charity



Everybody Dance 2013



Everybody Dance  at the Octagon Theatre  was once again a huge success . Pupils from The Somerset School of Performing Arts and our other school The Helen Laxton School of Dance  came together for this dance, and singing spectacular. They performed for 6 shows to packed and very appreciative audiences who gave them great support.

Children from 2 years all the way up to adults took to the stage, they performed a variety of  numbers. Students from the Somerset School of Performing Arts performed medleys from Matilda and Billy Elliott

All of the performers  had a great time and gained valuable stage experience.

£1500 was raised for local charities, Yeovil Freewheelers and the Yeovil Opportunity Group, both charities do amazing work for the local communitites.

 Dracula Spectacular



The production involved over 60 students between the ages of 5 and 18 years who  worked extremely hard  for six months with the school's teachers Josh Marriott, Mark Lawson, Catherine Sprackman and Helen Laxton. The pupils had a great time creating their characters, learning the songs and dance routines and performing in front of packed audiences.


Proceeds from the show were donated to "Teddies For Loving Care" a local charity which provides teddies and soft toys to A & E units and hospices for staff to give to severely distressed children to cuddle to help to alleviate their distress so that they can carry out urgent treatment.



 Dance Dance Dance 2012

The Somerset School of  Performing Arts were asked to take part in "Dance Dance Dance" , a charity variety show which took place at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil in June 2012. All of the students from the school  took part, they performed numbers from the musicals, Billy Elliot and  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,, they also joined with hundreds of other local children to perform an energetic opening and finale number.

Helen Laxton was asked to organise the event by The Yeovil Community Arts Association who sponsor talented local performing arts students, dancers and musicians and help them to achieve their dreams.

The show was a sell out success which raised thousands of pounds for the charity.


 The Stars of Peter Pan at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil 2010 / 2011



Pictured are the lucky students trained by The Somerset School of Performing Arts and The Helen Laxton School of Dance who were chosen to perform in Peter Pan, the professional pantomime which was staged at The  Octagon Theatre in Yeovil for 3 weeks at Christmas. 

Five boys and two girls aged between 8 and 16 years were chosen from The Somerset School of Performing Arts to play the roles of The Lost Boys and twenty two girls aged between 8 and 18 years were chosen from the dance school to appear as dancers, singers and the chorus

All of the children were very excited to perform in a professional environment with a professional company, an invaluable experience for them all.

Our next full length production will take place in March 2012, auditions for parts will take place in September and October 2010

Auditions for a part in this year's professional pantomime "Cinderella"  at The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil will be held in October, details to follow

  Cinderella 2011

Pictured are the Helen Laxton Juveniles aged between 8 to 14 years of age who have successfully auditioned for a place in this years professional pantomime, Cinderella which is taking place at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil. For many of the children this is their first professional role, but all are extremely excited and working hard to perfect their performances.