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

Paul McCartney - LIPA Graduation
Ceremony, 2014.

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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Wombats Masterclass 

LIPA – 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

 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

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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 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.

Latest Events

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Open days for 2015 entry

Cat: Standard Events September & October 2014

Our open day events are designed for students considering where to study in 2015.

We provide four open day events that focus on the ...

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Cat: Student Public Performances 6 - 8 November 2014

This Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical concerns young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch and his meteoric rise from window washer to ...

August: Osage County

Cat: Student Public Performances 20 - 22 November 2014

 In the searing heat of Osage County, the Weston family gather in response to a sudden tragedy with explosive results.

Though ...

Latest News

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Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Alan Parker and Sir George Martin hail an OBE

Mark Featherstone-Witty, Founding Principal of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), has been awarded an OBE for his contribution ...

Review of SHOUT! The Mod Musical

Bored with Berkoff? Choking on Chekhov? Fed-up with Feydeau? “Don't sleep in the subway, darlin', don't stand in the pouring rain. Go ...