Performing Arts

The Pendleton School of Theatre, a Beacon award-winning department, which is nationally acclaimed for producing some of the finest performers, directors, and production staff in the business. They are known for their spectacular Season of Shows and their high calibre of student talent.

Their reputation of teaching and learning is undisputed thanks to the experienced and dynamic teachers, who have over 70 years’ combined experience as examiners and moderators for leading exam boards, and with The British Academy of Dramatic Combat. Five have Masters Degrees in Performing Arts Practice, from the likes of RADA, LIPA and the University of Sheffield, and their links provide unique opportunities for their students.   

Lucy Huntbach
Head of Department, School of Performing Arts

Lucy trained at MMU and worked as a freelance performer including projects at the Riverside Studios in London for the National Review of Live Art and the Green Room, Manchester. She completed a Masters in Theatre and Film in 1995 and has over 25 years teaching experience.
Nathan Jarvis
Teacher of HNC Musical Theatre

Nathan has worked as a Musical Director on shows all over the country including West End and UK Tours. He is a Vocal Repertoire specialist and Audition Pianist, having performed all over the world, including Europe and China. His arrangements are used world wide on cruises and shows.

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