Liverpool Theatre School to merge with Studio 76 to form performing arts centre4:08, 5th August 2019
The new performing arts hub, Liverpool Central Studios will be a merger of Liverpool Theatre School and dance college, Studio 76
Opening in September, the new performing arts centre will be based at the former Alima Centre and will be run by Maxine Ellis, who is the principle of both Liverpool Theatre School and Studio 76.
The hub is set to feature two acting studios, five dance studios and three singing studios – two of which will be used primarily for one-to-one vocal lessons. The courses will bring together the offering from both schools original curriculum, such as Liverpool Theatre School’s Trinity College London diplomas in musical theatre and acting, as well as Studio 76’s BTec in dance. The merging of the two schools will also make for the arrival of an entirely new course, a BTec in musical theatre, as well as new opportunities for weekend classes aimed at young people aged 4 to 16.
President, Maxine Ellis says, ‘Liverpool Theatre School is predominantly musical theatre and acting, and Studio 76 was more dance training, so I thought that merging them would mean we’d have the best of everything[…]The facilities we have in the new premises outweigh what we had in both the other premises. The studios are larger and they have lovely dance floors, so I think the opportunities are going to be greater for both the juniors and the college students, because they’ll have a better experience in their training.’