Mrs Laura Hunter - parent

"I cannot speak more highly of my daughter’s experience at WAVPA. The friendly and nurturing atmosphere, coupled with the incredible teaching standards of the dynamic and experienced industry professionals has had such a positive impact on my daughter’s confidence as a performer. The teachers go above and beyond in their support and encouragement. Most notably has been their complete dedication in preparing my daughter for her first West End audition, and her 11+ Drama scholarship auditions. Their love of the performing arts is infectious, which my daughter finds inspirational. Saturday mornings at WAVPA is her favourite time of the week!"

Mrs Grace Oshisanya - parent
"I am happy to see the positive impact attending WAVPA has had on my son's confidence and his newly gained ability to 'stand tall' without fear, in front of an audience. The classes provide a safe and nurturing environment, which is both fun and educational. I highly recommend WAVPA to any parent looking to encourage their sons, in a fun and rewarding extracurricular activity."

Matthew Munks
"I enjoy working with the students and teachers at WAVPA and have made lots of great friends. We’ve worked on a real variety of scrips and dance routines and I think my dancing has really improved!"

Mrs Mandy Pym - parent
"...thank you to all the teachers at WAVPA for the incredible support over the last two years. Our daughter's confidence and self-belief have soared since she first started with WAVPA."

Mr Mark Magill - Artistic Director, LOST Theatre
"LOST Theatre was fortunate to audition Lisa's young performers for our National Theatre Connections show. They were uniformly of an excellent standard. Intelligent, inquisitive and with an amazing positive energy. They proved a wonderful asset and that show, plus subsequent ones that have involved young people, wouldn't have been possible without them."

Mrs Jacqueline Tunney - parent
"During the last three years my son has been involved with WAVPA and has thoroughly enjoyed spending the best part of his free time on a Saturday taking part in this theatrical workshop. It has enabled him to develop in confidence and self-belief where he has auditioned and taken part in workshops, performance and filming at The National Theatre. As an ensemble member of WAVPA he has been encouraged in a safe environment to experiment and try new skills and has utilised them in an Acting for TV and Screen course with the National Youth Theatre. Everything he has learnt has transposed and complemented his school life and work - it has helped him with both concentration and revision strategies for his GCSE exams and by being an active member in House competitions."

Jed Kelly
“My skills have improved so much; before I started on WAVPA, I had two left feet!”
“There is the freedom to explore anything and everything. I don’t like being limited, and with WAVPA you get to think on your feet”
“The teachers are great; they’re so much fun to work with”

Adam Haddour
“The way classes are put together is brilliant - when I’m doing scenes, I get to work with others who have similar abilities to me”
“The teachers give you subtle guidance, which transforms the dimension of your acting, and makes your performances far more believable”

Daniel Horsley
“I’ve enjoyed drama since I was young, and this opportunity is perfect to help me develop”
“I used to go to another acting class, and Saturday mornings always felt dreary; now I can’t wait to get up and come and learn”
“The teachers are expert because they’ve had first-hand experience on professional stages; the experiences they can pass onto you transform who you are as an actor”

Sofie Spacey
“I found it a wonderful, exciting experience, which encouraged me to come out of my comfort zone in the arts. I have also found support with amazing new friends”

Mrs Jenny Spacey - parent
“My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed WAVPA. She always comes out smiling and full of enthusiasm”

Mr Paul Brown - parent
“Everyone at WAVPA has been so generous with their time, enthusiasm and encouragement. Each week, my daughter looks forward to the new challenges offered, and has been genuinely inspired by the professionalism, resources and facilities that have been provided. But WAVPA is more than the sum total of these elements - there is something special about WAVPA and about its students - delivering 'stand-out' in whatever they do in life”

Mrs Geraldine Talleux - parent
WAVPA has provided my daughter with a forum to express her creativity in an atmosphere  where everyone is prepared to "have a go" and where everyone's talent is explored, appreciated and nurtured. She has enjoyed every single session and it has been an injection of new energy in her GCSE year. WAVPA has given her the opportunity to meet and work with new people.
The highly professional and committed staff provide a varied programme which caters for the actor, singer and dancer. She has had a brilliant year and can't wait to begin again in September”

Mr Layton Williams - professional actor (masterclass)
"I had such a fab day with WAVPA. The project is perfect for young people who enjoy the Performing Arts. The students were brilliantly behaved and seemed to be having lots of fun!"

Mr Robin Millar CBE, Hon Patron - Music Producers Guild
‘…(an) extraordinary performance of Sweeney Todd…a properly professional performance way outside the scope of a school production. Well done’ 


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