SA Performing Arts Centre


Dear all,

Following the government advice issued tonight (18th March) in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, we are today announcing the suspension of all part-time classes (weekend and Monday evening classes) until further notice.
This is an unprecedented situation, and a very difficult decision for us to have to make. We will endeavour to get classes running again as soon as possible and offer alternative dates to any sessions missed.
As we make decisions over the coming weeks, please know that we will continuously have the student’s health and best interests in mind and will keep you updated. We will try to find ways to share learning information with all the students so that they can continue learning at home.

If you have bought tickets for a performance then please keep hold of them for now – At the moment we are not going to make a final decision whether to cancel performances or not, Steve at the People’s theatre is happy to allow us to hold the booking until May before we decide to cancel or go ahead. Please do not worry about tickets already purchased – these will all be refunded if we cannot perform.

We’ll be keeping in touch via our website and social media and encourage you to keep sending your news, messages and post any videos/ pictures of students practicing and performing to any of our socials.
We wish all of our pupils and their families a safe and healthy few weeks ahead and look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future.

Lucy and the SA Team





Staff and Associates


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