What is WAVPA and who is it for?

Updated: Wed 14 Jun 2017  

Whitgift launched the Whitgift Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (WAVPA) in September 2014. 

WAVPA offers Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre training to boys and girls aged 8 – 18, from Croydon and the surrounding areas.

The course runs every Saturday during term time, and is led by industry professionals; experienced teachers, actors and dancers who have appeared frequently in West End theatre, on television and in film.

Students enjoy an exciting and varied curriculum, including ambitious dance routines, challenging script work and scene study, and rigorous ‘physical theatre’ sessions. WAVPA is a fun and fulfilling programme, providing a fantastic platform for young people to try out new things, develop their skills and build on their talents.

WAVPA is open to all abilities; enthusiasm, commitment and potential are as important as talent and experience.

To find out more about WAVPA and how to audition, please use the navigation menu on the left hand side of the page.