Term Dates for your Diary

Autumn Term One

Thu. & Fri. Classes: w/b 2nd September - w/b 21st October (7 weeks i.e. 5th & 6th classes on)


Mon, Tue. Wed. Classes: w/b 9th September - w/b 21st October (6 weeks)

Autumn Term Two

Mon. Classes: w/b 4th November - 16th December (7 weeks)

All other classes: w/b 4th November - w/b 9th December (6 weeks)

Summer Script Competition

Have you ever wanted to write a script and watch your writing come to life? Well, now you can!


To keep you busy in the Summer, we are running a competition for our students to write a 10-minute script.


The winning script will be performed at our Awards Night in November.


To enter: e-mail your script to before the 31st August!  


We look forward to reading everyone's amazing scripts! 

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Join us on July 6th at St. James' park when we go "Down to the Woods," with our Shirley 4-7 and Company groups as they bring the story of Little Red Riding Hood to life on the St. James Park Stage at their annual Family Festival.

Free for all to attend, please click HERE to find out more.

If you like what you see are available to our full performance 21/7, book on by going to our website and see 3 shows for the price of 1!  


We have now fully cast Chicago but there is still room for those who would like to be in the ensemble. Ensemble members are the most important part of the show, without them, it wouldn't be possible! 


We are also still looking for boys to audition for our Male leads! 

If you would like to be involved in, what is going to be, a spectacular show please click HERE to find out more.





Hello, I'm Tristan and I am one of six Light UP students from the 13-19 group who is taking part in the play 'Chatroom'. We rehearse on a Monday evening at Abshot Community centre. The play 'Chatroom' is about six teenagers who talk on a Chatroom but they never meet - one character is suffering from depression and he wants to commit suicide. Throughout the play, he gets bullied by two other characters, who are encouraging him to take his life for their entertainment. Light UP wanted to put on this play to make people aware about online bullying.

On the 30th March, we permed this play at the Totton Festival Theater, this was an incredible experience for us all as it was our first time taking part in a competition. It was also our first time getting feedback after we performed by an adjudicator. We were all very thankful for this opportunity.

Light UP was then asked if we would perform 'Chatroom' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. We are all very excited and would love to take part in the Fringe Festival this year. This is an amazing opportunity for us and we can't wait. Lets Light UP the Fringe!

To book for our show in Edinburgh click the link below! 

Click HERE to find our more.

Fancy dress week! 

We are holding a fundraiser/fancy dress week for all our Light UP students from 24th - 28th June.


We invite all our Light UP students to attend classes in fancy dress to help us raise money for a new printer! With a brand new printer, we will be able to provide scripts, top quality resources and much more for your classes.


We would love as many of you to join in with the fun and help support Light UP. Your teachers will also join in and will be dressing up too!


We look forward to seeing all your fabulous costumes! Check out HERE for more details!




Hello, I'm Tristan Atkinson and I am on my work experience with Light UP for two weeks, I have already completed one week and I am currently on my second. I have really enjoyed my time working with Light UP, they have welcomed me in and got me involved with lots of tasks. 


From being in the office doing some admin tasks, to dressing up as a penguin. I have loved the past two weeks with Light UP, especially getting involved in the lessons and meeting the lovely Light UP students! 

Light UP is a trading name of Unexpected Places Limited.

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