Upstage Academy – Welcome!

Upstage Academy is a local academy of Performing Arts offering Drama classes, Dance classes and Singing classes in Ripon.

Upstage provide affordable professional theatre training for young people aged between 3 to 18.

Classes to suit all disciplines, ages and abilities


Up Stage Academy have had five sell out productions at Harrogate theatre with a fifth to be performed next summer.


1ST, 2ND & 3RD Place at Harrogate Competitive Festival.

1ST & 3RD PLACE Skipton Music Festival.

2ND & 3RD Place British Street Dance championships.

1ST, 2ND, 3RD & 7TH PLACE SOLO at The British street dance championships.

Five years performing main stage and an advertising tent at The Great Yorkshire show with audiences of 150.000 people over the three days. Also booked to perform our fourth year next summer.

Performing Tour De France 2014.

Three years main stage at Menwith hills Independence Day celebrations.

Three charity events raising over £5.000 for kidney research UK.

Performance last summer at Ripon racecourse for ‘Help the heroes campaign’.

Winners of st wilfreds day procession

Upstage Academy’s awards:

Most commendable young entrepreneur of the year award at Ackrill medias business award 2012.

Winner of the community award at st wilfreds day procession.



Upstage Academy teaches a wide range of skills including acting, dancing and singing. This combination offers children and adults between the ages of 2 and 100 a unique opportunity for self-development. Upstage academy was created in June 2008 out of a desire to make fitness and fun more accessible to more kids.

Our aim was, and still is, to provide a greater amount of opportunities for kids to develop their skills, confidence and ability, and in turn, realise the potential of their talents. By making physical activity fun, we hope to get more kids active and involved in a variety of fitness and performance activities.

In our relatively short existence, we have continued to see the importance of our role and we still remain totally committed to developing this even further. Amongst the hundreds of kids that we have come in contact with, we have taken huge pleasure in seeing so many of them improve their basic skills, grow in confidence, take on new challenges and push themselves beyond all previous limits. Most importantly however, we have taken greatest pleasure in putting smiles on faces and seeing kids enjoy doing what comes naturally to them…..being kids.

Our wide range of experience and transferrable skills has allowed us to grow the business into as many different areas as possible and we have been able to establish a strong reputation in each of the strands that we cover. Our spread spans to schools, nurseries, out of school clubs, special needs establishments, local authorities, sporting organisations, health and fitness clubs and private individuals. Within each of these, we are able to provide entertainment, health and fitness, sporting development, advice and consultancy, and training and support for staff working with children.



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