If you dream of being on the stage then a career in Performing Arts could be for you. At Middlesbrough College you'll rehearse in our large dance and drama studios and perform in our professional theatre, developing the confidence to succeed in this industry.

Or if you aspire to produce your own theatre set then a career in Production Arts could be for you. You will also get the opportunity to manage our professional 156 seat theatre with the automated lighting and full sound system. 

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Career Choices

The performing arts industry is at an all-time high due to multimedia accessibility. With so many varied career opportunities, performing arts is a diverse and exciting industry to become a part of.

MC Progression Pathways

Former students have progressed into careers including:

Choreography  |  Singing  |  Set Design  |  Teaching in Education  |  Events Management | Acting | Dancing | Directing | Producing | Stage Management | Theatre Technician 

Careers in Performing Arts


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Why study with us?

  1. Performance and production arts students have the opportunity to partake in 11 live productions per academic year ranging from Christmas pantomimes to traditional musical theatre
  2. You’ll have access to our range of large dance and drama studios, fully equipped recording studios and practice rooms
  3. Course tutors boast industry experience meaning students will learn from the best!
  4. Previous students have gone on to University to study everything from Music Performance and Events Management, to Stage Management and Sound and Lighting Design
  5. Many of our former students have become professional performers and choreographers, as well going one step further opening up their own dancing and production companies
Success stories
An Alumni student standing in a classroom
Since leaving Middlesbrough College I moved onto stage school where I was scouted by an agent, and fast forward a couple of years, I am now working full time in acting!

My job has given me so many opportunities, from playing a role in David Walliam's play, 'Billionaire Boy', to acting in a Nintendo advert!
Success stories
Middlesbrough College Alumni sitting in the street
My tutors were really supportive and always on hand to offer support - I'm still in touch with them now!
Success stories
Emily Baxter standing in a studio
I initially studied A Levels at Stockton Bede Sixth Form but found this wasn’t right for me. I loved the theatre but didn’t want to be on stage so this course seemed the ideal match.
Success stories
Jamie Nelson standing in a photography studio
The teaching staff are really supportive and on hand when you need them.
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Britney Johnson standing in a photography studio
The productions are really good. I’ve enjoyed working on lighting and set design.
Success stories
Lydia Holford standing in a photography studio

Studying at Middlesbrough College has allowed me to develop my practical knowledge in a theatre setting, developing management skills when working on live shows.

Success stories
Cameron Nunn standing outside of Middlesbrough College
The theatre is a great asset to the College and it's great to be involved in so many productions across the year.
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