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At Northern Star Theatre Arts
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What Parents Say

"At Northern Star the pupils make lifelong friends, gain confidence, support one another, learn from professionals and always have fun”

"It's the friendliest stage school in the area"

“Northern Star has brought my daughters confidence to a great level. I'm extremely proud of her and in shows I've seen a talent in her that the teachers have brought out in her. I never knew my daughter could sing until, to my surprise, the Sunderland Empire was quiet and she began to sing for hundreds of people”


“My child loves going to the Saturday sessions and I hope she does for many years to come. Thank you NSTA you have really made a difference to my child's life”

What Students Say

“I have been at Northern Star for 5 years now and can definitely say it has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I have learnt lots of interesting things and met some very interesting people”

“I really like my teachers at Northern Star, they are very helpful and I learn so much every week, having fun whilst doing it!”

"I attended Northern Star for 10 years and made lifelong friends and grew in confidence so much. The quality of teaching is amazing and both staff and students are extremely friendly"

“NSTA has boosted my self-confidence a lot, and I feel like I have found a new family there and hope to be part of it for a very long time”


What the Press Say

"I was particularly impressed by the youngsters from Northern Star Theatre Arts who played the orphans in Annie. They acted and sang as though they belonged in the touring production instead of just appearing for the Wearside stint. They shone in It’s The Hard Knock Life and gave it their all"

- Sunderland Echo


"Special mention must also go to the ‘orphans’ from Northern Star Stage School based here in the city who join the production for its Wearside stint. I’m really picky when it comes to accents however, they didn’t leave me any avenue to pick on. In other words their accents were spot on"

- Spark Fm

"Based at Sunderland College Bede campus, the theatre school is one of the biggest and longest established in the city, with a strong reputation for providing young casts for professional shows such as Annie, Evita and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

- Sunderland Echo

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