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Welcome to the South East London college LCPA, bringing the highest quality performing arts training into your life as you move to sixth form level for BTEC students and our Foundation Year for students keen to prepare for drama school/performing arts college after A-Levels or BTEC. We offer affordable triple-threat musical theatre, acting and dance training to students age 16+, fully funded for 16-18 year old BTEC students. You can apply for an audition right now and take the next step towards a career in the industry.

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Extended Diploma in Performing Arts & 1 Year Foundation Course

Applications for September 2019 are still open

Acting | Musical Theatre | Dance


BTEC & Foundation training: driven by results, guided by the best, leading to success

Interested in renting a room to an LCPA student? We are looking for spare rooms in Abbey Wood, Thamesmead, Erith, Plumstead, Bexleyheath etc.  Email us.

A totally different experience to school, LCPA is a sixth-form & gap-year college with a difference: a true taste of what "Performing Arts College" means and what is is like to spend your days in the Rehearsal Studio and not behind a desk! If you suspect a career in the arts might be the path for you, take your next steps with us. You keep all your options open and gain a wealth of experience while training with LCPA.


LCPA's core faculty and West End guest list is unrivalled in the United Kingdom. The course is lead by Gary Watson (Jersey Boys, Matilda, A Chorus Line, Strictly Ballroom, Cats - West End). Head of Musical Theatre is Chris Stoddart (Evita, Jersey Boys), Head of Dance is Hayley Elston-Love (Royal Caribbean Cruises, choreographer). Other tutors include Phil Snowden (Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), Paul Monaghan (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables), Katie Deacon (English National Ballet, American in Paris, Cats), and Joel Cooper (42nd Street).

Our recent guests have included Hamilton cast member Jon-Scott Clark and Heathers cast member Sophie Isaacs; choreographer and dancer Sam Salter; WICKED London's current Elphaba, Alice Fearn; West End coach Sophie Linder-Lee; Musical Theatre Mentor Sophia Ragavelas. Our graduates have gone on to major performing arts courses in the UK and our focus is on successful progression for all of our students.

If you are keen to explore the idea of a career in the industry, have talent and a hunger to work hard and learn, then LCPA can set you on that path and change your life forever. Sign up to our mailing list here and contact us now to arrange your audition.