Darlington Academy of Performing Arts

Darlington Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) is a theatre school for age 2yrs -Adult. With a mixture of acting, singing and dancing. Here at DAPA we aim to provide the community with fun, affordable performing arts classes for all ages. While there is a strong focus on musical theatre in our Mainstage and Infant classes, we also offer students dance or drama only opportunities for those interested on training in one discipline. We have our own venue with a dance studio and theatre space to provide our students with hands on practical experience of working in the Performing Arts industry. We are a registered LAMDA exam centre and provide group classes and private lessons working towards LAMDA grades, which can lead on to gaining UCAS points. All Mainstage and Infant’s will be part of two staged musical productions per year which are written especially for each age group. Writing our own musicals allows us to use modern and popular musical songs that students wouldn’t normally get to perform. As we have our own performance space, we are able to showcase term work throughout the year. We also host several holiday workshops throughout the year and deliver workshops and drama support to local schools.