Voiceworks was established in 2014 after summer projects that revealed a real need for accessible performing arts in the local area. We had a real desire to provide local children with a high standard, musical theatre performing experience through intensive summer courses leading to a full scale musical.
We have treasured memories of treading the boards with previous productions including: Curtain Up, Westside Story, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Oliver! Annie, Annie Jr and Hairspray Jr. Productions that would not have been possible had it not been for our talented and committed creative team and cast. In 2018 Voiceworks produced their first of a series of junior productions to allow more opportunities and roles for younger performers.
In September of 2015, Voiceworks were thrilled to open their own Saturday morning performing arts school. Since then the school has gone from strength to strength, competing in various dance and musical theatre competitions.
(ages 5-19), St. Louis' Grammar School, 10.00-13.00
Pre-Junior Class runs from 10.00-12.00
Our Saturday Schools give students the chance to receive regular tuition in the discipline of singing, acting and dancing. We have classes available from ages six to nineteen years old, the classes are further split into age appropriate groups and led by our fantastic team of staff who are not only experienced tutors but talented performers.
In our school students are taught a wide variety of essential skills and techniques within each theatre discipline of acting, singing and dance.
We place emphasis on both individual and group development within a fun environment giving students the vital skills they need for both the stage and everyday life. In order to further the development and performance opportunities for our students, our school works towards competitions and showcase performances whilst still maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere within the class.
Auditions for our yearly summer production take place during Easter. The project lasts for two weeks which includes a week of rehearsal and a production week in a professional performance venue, The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena.
Voiceworks previous productions have included Annie (2015), Oliver! (2016), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2017), My Fair Lady (2018) and Westside Story (2019).
As well as our large-scale summer production, since 2018 Voiceworks have also produced a smaller junior productions for ages up to 14. Within these productions the younger cast rehearse and perform a musical all in one week. The project was created to give younger performers more performance opportunities and the chance to take on a lead role that whole normally have gone to older students. Our previous junior productions include: Hairspray Jr. (2018) and Annie Jr. (2019).
Why choose Voiceworks?
We hold our student’s wellbeing and growth as the most important factor. Talent grows only in the correct environment with the correct teaching and care. We practise the skills needed to allows your child to have self-confidence to be a creative thinker, a true life skill. We use different scripts and styles which allows your child to empathise with humanity and interact in the real world. We promote teamwork and the importance of every member working towards a common goal. Aside from all this, we want our students to have fun!