The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

at Mount Street, Liverpool, L1 9HF United Kingdom

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is a specialist university level institution for performers and those who make performance possible.

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Mount Street
Liverpool L1 9HF
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 0151 330 3000


The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts opened in 1996 to forge a new approach to performing arts training. It was co-founded by our Lead Patron Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty (LIPA's Principal), and is housed in his old school, which underwent a multi-million pound renovation to transform it into a state-of-the-art performing arts higher education institution. Today LIPA has a reputation for being one of the UK's leading higher education institutions. LIPA provides education and training in performing arts, theatre and performance design and technology and management disciplines in a hands-on, collaborative environment. LIPA offers degree courses in Acting, Applied Theatre & Community Drama, Dance, Music Theatre and Entertainment Management, Music, Sound Technology, Theatre and Performance Design and Theatre and Performance Technology. We also run full-time one year Foundation Certificates in Performing Arts (Acting); Performing Arts (Dance); Performing Arts (Singing); and Popular Music and Sound Technology. We train students for a future of sustained employment. Most recent figures have shown that over the most recent four year period, 93% of LIPA’s graduates are in work three years after leaving, while 87% work in the performing arts. To achieve this, our curriculum is constantly being revised. We offer a range of programmes, including: :: Foundation Certificate courses and undergraduate courses offering BA (Honours) Degree programmes for applicants aged 18 and over :: Performing arts classes for 4 - 19 year olds We are an institution devoted to learning through the creative and performing arts. This may mean you become a performer or someone who makes performance possible or this may mean you learn a range of attributes and skills for a different life, using the performing arts as motivation.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 17:00


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General Info

Whilst the LIPA website contains all the information you could need about the University, our Facebook pages allow you to find out more, ask questions and see what is going on around LIPA. "LIPA is one of the best performing arts schools in the world." Paul McCartney - LIPA Lead Patron

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