Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

LIPA was the brainchild of Sir Paul McCartney, who wanted to save the site of his former school, and Mark Featherstone-Witty, who wanted to provide training for people intent on entering showbusiness

LIPA was the brainchild of Sir Paul McCartney, who wanted to save the site of his former school, and Mark Featherstone-Witty, who wanted to provide training for people intent on entering showbusiness. Together, they poured seven years and £20m into the institute, which opened in 1996. It currently offers nine undergraduate degrees in the performing arts and its curriculum is designed to give graduates a sense of the business side of the industry as much as the creative aspects.

Fees

Contact LIPA for most up-to-date information

Bursaries

Contact LIPA for most up-to-date information

Accommodation

The institute doesn't have any of its own accommodation, but has partnerships with local providers, which means first years can usually have a choice of halls-style accommodation. Prices range from £50 to £100 a week.

Facilities

The grand grade II listed building houses world-class facilities, including two performance spaces. There are recording studios and music practice rooms, dance studios and classrooms.

Transport

Liverpool is a transport hub with good access to road, rail and air links.

Contact
Tel: 0151 330 3000
Web: www.lipa.ac.uk
Email: admissions@lipa.ac.uk
Accommodation: 0151 330 3084

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