YiPA! ~ York's Independent Performing Arts School

Welcome to YiPA! ~ York's Independent Performing Arts and Youth Theatre Company, we're a brand new stage school for York backed by over 20years of performing arts experience, ran by professional specialist Performing Arts Teachers. Proud to be local and independent!

Stage School Classes

Our Stage School classes are separated by age and ability and incorporate the following disciplines:-

Our Acting and Drama classes focus on creating believable characters starting with devising and improvisation, physicality and vocal dynamics to more advanced …

Acting and Drama

Our Singing & Music Theatre classes provide breathing techniques from in depth vocal workouts to enable the voice to have a better range and tone to belting safely…

Singing and Musical Theatre

Our Dance & Movement classes are based on freeform contemporary to compliment drama and music theatre performances, targeted towards all abilities…

Dance and Movement

Our Performance & Stage Skills classes provide technical knowledge from stage directions to blocking and vocal projection to stage combat techniques…

Performance and Stage Skills

Our Casting & Auditions classes from industry professionals cover acting for camera and live auditions filming slates and showreels perfecting 8-16bar cuts…

Casting and Auditions

Our Syllabus compliments working towards optional drama and musical theatre exams so students can gain accredited qualifications from Trinity College London…

Accredited Examinations

We love all things Performing Arts so if you or someone you know loves Singing, Acting, Dancing and Performing we're the place for you!

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Arrange a Two Week Trial

Whether you're looking to gain experience and build confidence or you're an experienced performer who loves to tread the boards our age and ability based classes are designed for you! Read more about our Stage School...

Stage School

York’s New stage school coming soon!

We’re York’s Independent Performing Arts company or YiPA for short!

We provide professional Music, Drama, Dance and Performance Tuition for 6-18year olds in age and ability separated classes at our York Stage School and provide specialist Early Years Performing Arts classes for 3-6year olds.

We’re a new Stage School for York backed by a family run independent company with over 20years experience in the performing arts industry. All of our teachers are experienced performing arts specialists (fully DBS checked) with industry experience and a passion for all things theatre!

Get in touch to find out more about our York Stage School, discover our next FREE Open Day or to Arrange a Two Week no obligation trial.


YiPA! Stage School York will be held on Tuesday Evenings at.

The Performing Arts Studio @ The Hive,
Manor C of E Academy
Millfield Ln,
Nether Poppleton,
YO26 6PA


Recent News and Events

Free Open Evenings at our York Stage School

Thursday, 19 October 2023

We'll be launching our new Stage School at Manor C of E Academy soon! As part of our launch we will be holding a series of Open Evening events, the next FREE Open Evening is on Tuesday 14th November at 6pm - 7pm. View our Free Open Day Page for more information!

New Stage School for York

Tuesday, 10 October 2023

York’s Independent Performing Arts (YiPA!) is a new Stage School and Youth Theatre company in York providing Music, Drama, Dance and Performance tuition for 6-18year olds in our Stage School Classes and 3-6year olds in our Yipees! Early Years Classes.

We’re a brand new stage school for York backed by a local...

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