School For Stage - Lancaster is moving from its current home at Lancaster Royal Grammar School to its new home at The Dukes Theatre new Moor Space venue in Lancaster Town Centre.
Having outgrown LRGS, the team at School For Stage will be moving their weekly classes to the new location on Moor Lane from September at the new day and time of Saturdays 10am-1pm.
To celebrate the move we will be holding an open day at the venue on the 14th September 11am-1pm.
The Moor Space, formerly the Centre for Creative Learning, is a new venture for The Dukes in partnership with the Lancaster Grand Theatre. It’s set to become a new creative hub for Lancaster adding to what’s becoming a bit of a cultural corridor on Moor Lane between The Dukes and The Gregson.
Karen O’Neill, Director at The Dukes, said: “We’re really looking forward to building new partnerships and seeing the space transformed into a vibrant hive of creative activity that complements our existing offer.”
The school is branching out to include a Pre-School For Stage for 3-5 year olds and is introducing LAMDA classes later on in the year.
Students study core classes of acting, singing and dance as well as additional classes related to performing arts throughout the year.
The school is ran by Principal Ciara Moriarty. She said “Like the Dukes, we recognise the impact that drama and theatre can have on the people who participate. We’re thrilled that we’re going to be based at a venue with a similar ethos and values to ourselves. We’ve loved our time at LRGS and we can’t thank them enough for their help and support over the years. We are excited to move on to a new chapter of our story”.
School For Stage Lancaster was launched in Lancaster at the Grammar School by founder and company Director Kieren Spencer who says, ‘We’ve truly loved our time at the Grammar School and we have a good relationship with them but the space where we have our classes is no longer suitable. Due to expansion the team and I have been on the hunt for a new venue which can accommodate our new Pre-School For Stage class which we will be launching in the new year. We feel like we’ve hit the jackpot with The Dukes Moor Space and we’re so excited to call it our new home”.
Ciara went on to say, “We’re welcoming any child who loves to perform to our open day where they can see the venue, meet some of the current students, the team and myself. They’ll be able to participate in a free class to see what it’s like to be a student of our school”.