Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire

16 Years+ Music Performance

Music > 16 Years+ Music Performance

Theatre Arts Advanced: (Acting) or (Music Performance) with 2 A Levels for students aged 16 - 19.

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the performing arts.

They provide an opportunity for those who have an interest in the performing arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

Apply Now via Self-Tape Audition.

Full time training delivered by highly qualified teachers and industry professionals.

Theatre Arts training demands teamwork. Confidence. Creativity. Improvisation. Flexibility. Collaboration. Compromise. Integrity. Imagination.

At The Hammond, we don’t underestimate the value of these skills to our students’ futures whether they end up on stage or in a thousand other careers that value them too.



Please fill in your application for The Hammond's Theatre Arts Advanced course via the link below:

Theatre Arts Advanced Application


Post-16 Theatre Arts Audition Days 2021/22 Academic Year

You are able to audition virtually for The Hammond's Theatre Arts courses:

Please email TA@thehammondschool.co.uk to receive your Audition Guidance booklet or view online below:




Former students have gone on to continue their studies at leading institutions, including:

  • ALRA Drama School
  • Exeter University
  • East 15
  • Fourth Monkey Theatre Company
  • Guildford School of Acting
  • The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • Liverpool University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Theatre School
  • Mountview Theatre School
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Sheffield University
  • Winchester University

90% of our current leavers (2018) have now been offered places on courses at Further Education institutions.

See also the Destinations tab.

Entry is by Audition (please see Auditions page for dates and application forms).

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