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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:

2022, She Stoops to Conquer, Villager
2022, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Constable
George Harrison Theatre
2021, Twelfth Night, Malvolio
Paul McCartney Auditorium, LIPA
2021, The Wedding, Company Member
2021, The List, Dot
2021, Stoning Mary, Husband Ego
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Isabella Friend
Set Designer
2021, Stoning Mary, Set and Costume Designer
George Harrison Theatre
Rebecca Maguire
Deputy Stage Manager
2021, Revolt. She said. Revolt Again, Stage Manager
The George Harrison Workshop Studio
2021, Our Town, Emily Webb
George Harrison Studio Theatre
Ruth Allison
Drama Facilitator
2021, multiple, Steward
2021, Maryland, DC Eddowes
Adam Woodhouse
Stage Manager
2021, Lee, Deputy Stage Manager
Paul McCartney Auditorium
Saul Richardson
Lighting Programmer
2021, Imagine, Lighting Programmer
Paul McCartney Auditorium
Rebecca Maguire
Deputy Stage Manager
2021, Hedonsim, Fly crew/ Operator
Jame Kapur
Assistant Stage Manager
2021, Front of House Staff, Front of House Staff
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Rebecca Maguire
Deputy Stage Manager
2021, Cloud Nine, Deputy Stage Manager
The George Harrison Workshop Studio
Leah Gould
2021, Cloud 9, Mrs Saunders/ Solider
2021, Cacophony, Daisy Spiro
Paul Mccartney Auditorium


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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