A step in the right direction

Classes start September 2020


Welcome to STepping stone performing arts

An exciting new Performing Arts school coming to Oxford September 2020

With over a decade of coaching young people of all abilities, we pride ourselves on helping young people to grow, develop and learn. 

At Stepping  Stone Performing Arts we aim to offer the best training to any performer of any ability or experience! Whether you  want to grow in confidence; to have fun with friends; be pushed in a particular area; or aiming to take your training or craft to the next level: let SSPA be the next step in your training. 


Director's welcome

“Welcome to Stepping Stone Performing Arts, where we want to help you achieve your goals within the Performing Arts industry. Whether it’s to go on to train professionally, improving existing skills or just to make friends while doing something you love to do, we want to help you do it. Let us help you take the first or next step in performing arts”

Gary Lewin
Company Director

About us

SSPA provides young performers with the skills to take the next step in their performing arts training. We aim to bridge the gap between youth performance and professional training.

Working with professionally trained performers who are leading practitioners in the training of young artists, SSPA students will develop their practical skills in their chosen craft; be it Song, Dance or Acting; whilst growing in confidence and becoming assured individuals in their own rights.

SSPA training is suitable for:

  • Those hoping to apply for drama school, conservatoire or University training, wishing to gain fundamental skills and experience.
  • Young performers wishing to train with established teachers and practitioners with a wealth of professional experience.
  • Anyone looking to develop skills, confidence and lifelong friendships which can support them in whatever career path they take.

All classes are designed to prepare budding performers for the standard expected at the UK’s most influential drama and theatre schools, with quality teaching and performance opportunities to achieve their goals in an exceptionally thriving, creative environment.

What you will learn

Within the training at SSPA, students will be able to access professional-level training in Song, Dance, Acting and audition preparation.  Beyond these practical skills students will be able to develop:

  • Confidence
  • Teamwork skills
  • Self-discipline
  • Public speaking experience
  • Communication skills

Theatre training is proven to aid employability in a wide range of careers, so whether the dream is West End and TV, or in an entirely unrelated career, working with us will provide a step in the right direction.

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Our teachers are highly qualified within their professional fields, having trained at leading institutions themselves.  All our teacher are DBS checked and have years of experience in training emerging artists with proven success in training young performers for the professional stage, or for preparing for successful drama school auditions.

Complementing our outstanding teaching, we regularly employ guest teachers who are leading experts in their craft.  Our guest teachers will include professional actors from both leading TV/Film and the West End, dancers, drama school tutors, agents, casting directors, costume designers and many more.

To see more about our amazing tutors and guest tutors, click here


Performing arts training isn’t just about the skills learnt, it’s the friendships made along the way. The Arts is a world like no-other, where young people can come together to express themselves truly creatively. Our aim is to create a thriving and energetic environment where our performers feel comfortable enough to truly express themselves creatively.

Click here to read testimonials from former students