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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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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 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.

For 2015 entry

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 View our 2015 entry prospectus here

 We have eight full-time, BA (Honours) degree programmes for 2015 entry.

We also have three full-time, one-year Foundation Certificate programmes for 2015 entry.

2010 graduates

95% in work

From our recent survey of graduates who left us almost four years ago: we traced 86% and 95% of those were in work, 80% of them in the performing arts.

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.

LIPA 4:19 is available as a franchise, offering you an opportunity to set up and run a LIPA 4:19 part-time performing arts academy in a location of your choice. If you'd like to find out more about this, take a look at our LIPA 4:19 Franchise pages.

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Hay Fever

Cat: Student Public Performances 12 - 14 March 2015

Hay Fever is considered by many to be one of the greatest comedies written in the 20th Century.

Best described as a cross ...

Latest News

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68 Hope Street Restoration Plans for completion in 2015

From September 2015, LIPA will be based in two buildings. The Mount Street Building, which we call our Main Building, and No. 68 Hope ...

Graduate gets one Pharrell of a Surprise, Surprise

When LIPA graduate Holly Addison visited a London restaurant for a friend’s birthday recently, little did she know that she would be ...

Woody Harrelson encourages students to be bold

Students at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from one of ...

James Backway takes the reins in War Horse

A LIPA graduate is to take over the lead role in the National Theatre’s War Horse next month. James Backway has been ...