Belfast School of Performing Arts Steps Up to the Mark To Support Local Charities

With a spring in their step, the pupils of Belfast School of Performing Arts (BSPA) have just finished a show stopping six week run of five star productions.

Not only did the young theatre school kids put on a cracking show each and every performance, they also raised an amazing £1392.00 for six local charities.

BSPA Ballymena took to the stage with CATS fundraising for Turning Point NI.  BSPA Bangor performed Madagascar Jr for Cancer for Children Fund.  Belfast South travelled under the sea with The Little Mermaid for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Belfast AM put on Seussical Jr for Tiny Life and Belfast PM wowed the audience with High School Musical for Chidren’s Heartbeat Trust.  BSPA Lisburn also brought CATS to life for Angel Wishes

BSPA Director, Tina McVeigh, said: “As Northern Ireland’s top theatre school, we are incredibly lucky to have so many talented young people to offer a high level of theatre tuition and capacity building, helping them grow in to confident young performers.  It is important that we also recognise those in need in Northern Ireland, and this year the BSPA decided to support several local charities, chosen by our parents, through our Spring showcase productions.  Thanks to all the friends of BSPA who supported both the students and these good causes”

There are more exciting productions to come for the busy theatre school.  On the June 24 all schools and pupils take to the stage for their ENCORE showcase event in the Waterfront Hall, joined in the finale by BSPA Artistic Director Peter Corry.

Artistic Director, Peter Corry will then direct the two summer projects.  July 17 sees Junior pupils go on a ‘magic carpet ride’ with Aladdin Jr in Stranmillis Theatre.

Last but not least, the BSPA Senior summer project will put on the production Jesus Christ Superstar  in Carlisle Memorial Church from 21 – 24 August 2018.  This beautiful historic building being renovated by the Belfast Buildings Trust will be transformed into a stage like no other.

To find out more visit www.bspa.co.uk

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