Welcome to The Somerset School of Performing Arts





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










Aims of the School

The aim of the Somerset School of Performing Arts is to give children the chance to learn with fully qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers, as many different disciplines relating to the Theatre and Performing Arts as possible, with the emphasis always being on fun and enjoyment. We hope that through regular carefully structured workshops, activities, games and performances  the children will gain confidence and learn new skills which they will be able to use throughout their lives.


The classes at The Somerset School of Performing Arts are arranged to allow the students to work within their own age group at a suitable level. Each week the students take part in acting, singing, voice training, theatre and street dance/hip hop classes with our highly qualified, experienced, caring staff who are all working professionals. Throughout the year we also have visiting staff who give tuition in other disciplines relating to the Theatre and Performing Arts such as audition technique, microphone technique, stage make-up, costume and set design, casting and directing.


Our students are given plenty of opportunities to be creative and to explore their own ideas, they regularly entertain us with their own work and performances


All of our staff concentrate on teaching the students the correct techniques in their specialist subject which allows each child to train safely and to reach their maximum potential. Our teachers have many years of experience in the business, they have worked professionally in West End productions, on tours both in the UK and abroad,  in television series and documentaries, in films and in Theatre in Education Programs.

We maintain that the most important aspect of all of our classes is the element of fun as this allows the children to relax; it improves their confidence and allows them to perform to the best of their ability. We recognize that each child is an individual with different needs and abilities and we encourage them to develop at their own pace in a friendly, happy environment.