Your students will have the fantastic opportunity to listen to, learn from and meet with our amazing industry professionals. They will be joining you to tell you more about their experiences, how they came to the profession and give you insider knowledge on their profession. This is a unique chance for your students to find out everything they ever wanted to know about a life and career in the Performing Arts.  Take a look at who is confirmed to join us at the Festival so far...


Matthew Kelly

We are delighted that Olivier Award Winner Matthew Kelly will be opening our festival. With a career spanning over 40 years on stage and screen, covering everything from Shakespeare to Light Entertainment, Matthew will both inspire and entertain your students with insights, highlights and incredible stories of his long and illustrious career. A Q&A session will give them the ultimate opportunity to get advise from someone who has achieved so much in the Arts industry.


Frantic Assembly

Internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly will lead a 90 minute devising & physicality session, followed by a Q&A with the Frantic Practitioners 


Acclaimed Playwright for Stage and Screen Anna is a writer for theatre, film and TV, a theatre director and acting coach. Anna’s notable experience makes her the perfect guest to engage with your students and help develop their writing creativity. 

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Renowned West End Choreographer and Tony & Olivier nominated choreographer Ellen will be providing a dance & performance workshop giving your students a unique chance to learn from an experienced industry professional.

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Jessica is in-house Casting Director for Matthew Warchus at the Old Vic Theatre, London. She will give your budding performers the inside track on casting for stage and screen.

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As the Creative Director for the Mercury Theatre, Ryan is perfectly placed to run your students through all the key roles involved in a performance right from the Ideas through to the opening nights.

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