STAGE IS SET FOR PERFORMING ARTS TRAINING HUB NEAR BALTIC TRIANGLE
A performing arts centre of excellence is set to be created on Sefton Street, just a short walk from the Baltic Triangle. The performing arts training hub, which will be known as Liverpool Central Studios, will become the new home of Liverpool Theatre School and Studio 76 College and Academy when it opens in September.
Liverpool Central Studios, located at the former Alima Centre, features five state of the art dance studios, two acting studios and three singing studios, two of which will be dedicated to one-to-one voice coaching.
The centre of excellence will provide full-time professional training in musical theatre and acting, accredited by Trinity College London and BTEC training in performing arts, dance and musical theatre. There will also be weekend classes for budding young performers between the ages of 4-16.
Maxine Ellis, Principal at Liverpool Theatre School and Studio 76, is looking forward to welcoming students to Liverpool Central Studios in September. She said: “I have long had the ambition to bring Liverpool Theatre School and Studio 76 College and Academy together to create a real hub for performing arts training in the city and I have been on the hunt for the perfect venue for some time.
“I am thrilled to have acquired the building on the Sefton Street corridor, which will allow students to access professional training across the different disciplines of musical theatre, acting and dance in one central space. Just a stones throw away from the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool Central Studios is an ideal location and I can’t wait to unveil the new facilities in September.”
Liverpool Theatre School and Studio 76 graduates are currently appearing in hit shows such as The Sound of Music, Starlight Express, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Blood Brothers and Wicked.
Liverpool Central Studios, which has capacity for up to 100 students, is located at 35 Sefton Street, Liverpool, L8 5SL.