LIPA

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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts opened in 1996 to forge a new approach to performing arts training. It was co-founded by our Lead Patron Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty (LIPA's Principal), and is housed in his old school, which underwent a multi-million pound renovation to transform it into a state-of-the-art performing arts higher education institution.

Today LIPA is an acknowledged part of the UK’s higher education provision for the performing arts, recognised and ranked alongside institutions a lot older. LIPA provides learning for the main skills needed for putting on a show (performers and those who make performance possible), uniquely blending specialist and generic skills.

LIPA offers degree courses in Acting, Community Drama, Dance, Music Theatre and Entertainment Management, Music, Sound Technology, Theatre and Performance Design and Theatre and Performance Technology. We also run full-time one year Foundation Certificates in Performing Arts (Acting); Performing Arts (Dance); Performing Arts (Singing); and Popular Music and Sound Technology.

We train students for a future of sustained work. Most recent figures have shown that over the most recent four year period, 96% of LIPA’s graduates are in work three years after leaving, while 87% work in the performing arts. To achieve this, our curriculum is constantly being revised.


Connected mandy members:

Laura Lomax
Laura Lomax
Set Designer
2020, Widening Participation, Theatre Design and Technology Tutor
Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones
Costume Designer
2020, lipa, student
Ellie Light
Ellie Light
Set Designer
2020, A Matter Of Life And Death, Set Designer
Paul McCartney Auditorium
Grace Long
Grace Long
Actor
2019, Welcome To Thebes, Euphrosyne
Liverpool Arts School Theatre
Ane Skarvøy
Ane Skarvøy
Actor
2019, Welcome To Thebes, Ismene
Art School
Beatrice Cavicchioni
2019, Welcome to Thebes, Talthybia
LIPA
Sophie Koumides
2019, Welcome to Thebes, Pargeia
Katie Hargreaves
2019, Welcome To Thebes, Tiresias
LIPA
Joe Lindley
Joe Lindley
Actor
2019, Welcome to Thebes, Tydeus
LIPA
Imogen Wood
Imogen Wood
Stage Manager
2019, Welcome To Thebes, Production Manager
The George Harrison Theatre
Louis Gale
Louis Gale
Actor
2019, Welcome to Thebes, Phaeax/Polykleitos
LIPA
Jonny Wise
Jonny Wise
Actor
2019, Welcome to Thebes, Theseus
LIPA
Rebecca Maguire
Rebecca Maguire
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Under His Eye, Stage Crew
Wei Song Lim
Wei Song Lim
Sound Designer
2019, Sound Technology, Student
Euan McDowell
Euan McDowell
Chief Electrician
2019, Romeo and Juliet, Chief Electrician
Paul McCartney Auditorium
Bethan Carys
Bethan Carys
Dancer
2019, Romeo and Juliet, Montague, dancer
Paul McCartney Auditorium
Kofi Dennis
Kofi Dennis
Actor
2019, Noughts and Crosses, Kamal Hadley
LIPA
Kate Wiselka
Kate Wiselka
Actor
2019, Mythos, Aphrodite
Art School Theatre
Alex Gardner
Alex Gardner
Lighting Programmer
2019, Mythos, Lighting Programmer
George Harrison Studio
Ethan Olswang
Ethan Olswang
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, Move It - London Excel, Costume Designer/Maker

LIPA Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

Independent Student Board @ LIPA, LIPA 4:19, LIPA Company, LIPA Graduates, LIPA MA Acting, LIPA Production, LIPA Productions, LIPA/UArts, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts