Brightlights Theatre School


BrightLights Theatre School opened it’s first school in Loughborough in 2011, and provides quality, affordable performing arts training for young people. The schools are run by Nick Sutcliffe, originally from Loughborough, and a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. He has 20 years experience as a professional actor, director and choreographer in the West End, major regional theatres, touring productions, TV and commercials. Nick also teaches and delivers workshops across the UK.

BrightLights runs 3 seperate schools at Gorse Covert Community Centre in Maxwell Drive, Loughborough, and now also at Castle Rock High School, Coalville, every Friday evening. The schools are very much connected to the industry with regular guest teachers from London’s West End, TV and Film. Guests so far have included cast members from “Wicked”, “Billy Elliott”, “Mamma Mia”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Spamalot” and “Coronation Street”. We are also in regular contact with several Casting Directors – students have auditioned for the national tour of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”, the BBC Film adaptation of “Swallows and Amazons” and Game of Thrones.

Although we can not guarantee that any of these people will whisk one of our students off to Hollywood(!!!), what it does mean is that our students are receiving top notch tuition from industry professionals who really are at the top of their game. As far as we are aware no other schools in the area offers such strong industry links.

BrightLights mirrors the term dates for local schools, without breaking for half term.

All BrightLights staff and volunteers are DBS checked, and all students are covered by insurance while at the school.