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 LIPA is now one of the
 best performing arts
 schools in the world.

  Paul McCartney   


Please watch the  videos to give you an idea of what life is like when you come to study at LIPA.

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Take a Look Around LIPA

Dan Croll Masterclass
Dan Croll Masterclass 

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is a specialist university level institution for performers and those who make performance possible. Based in the Georgian quarter, we offer eight integrated three-year degrees, three one-year Foundation Certificates, a primary school and a part-time performing arts academy for 4 to 19 year olds. We were co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney (our Lead Patron) and Mark Featherstone-Witty RNOM OBE (our Principal). Many people associate us with Music but we also teach Acting, Community Drama, Dance, Management, Sound Technology and Theatre Performance Design and Technology.

Sixth Form

LIPA Sixth Form

We have received approval to start a LIPA Sixth Form College (16-18). This is now planned to open from September 2016, for about 300 young people. You can find out more and complete a form to express interest at  The LIPA Sixth Form College

LIPA 4:19

LIPA 4:19

LIPA 4:19 is a part time performing arts academy for 4-19 year olds. Here, young people can learn to sing, dance and act with qualified and enthusiastic tutors.

2011 graduates

92% in work

From our recent survey of graduates who left us almost four years ago: we traced 86% and 92% of those were in work, 77% of them in the performing arts.

Latest Events

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LIPA Sixth Form College Open Day

Cat: Invited Audience Only Events Saturday 10 October 2015

We are delighted to announce our first Open Day, which will be held on Saturday 10 October 2015.

This is a drop-in ...

Latest News

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Twickenham Studios becoming 'LIPA on Thames'

The number of recent graduates and students from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) working at Twickenham Studios has led to ...

LIPA at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

We are bringing another highly anticipated roster of colourful, topical and humorous shows to this year's Edinburgh Fringe ...

Sir Paul McCartney - In Conversation at LIPA

LIPA’s Lead Patron, Sir Paul McCartney, returned to LIPA on Tuesday 26 May to share his unrivalled breadth of experience with students in ...

Scouse proud - LIPA in the Sunday Times

LIPA’s reputation was recognised in an article in the Sunday Times yesterday, which debunked old-fashioned stereotypes about the city of ...