take centre stage at bipa

At the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts, we are more than an institution; we are a vibrant community of artists, educators, and creative visionaries. As a proud part of the SGS College Group, our commitment to nurturing talent, fostering creativity, and pushing the boundaries of artistic expression has made us a renowned institution in the world of performing arts education. Founded on a legacy of excellence, we provide a dynamic platform for individuals to embark on transformative journeys, embrace their unique voices, and take centre stage in the ever-evolving landscape of the arts.

Industry Staff
We're proud to have a dedicated team of industry professionals who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our community. From accomplished actors and directors to seasoned choreographers and musicians, our staff members have not only honed their craft but have also excelled in the professional world of performing arts.
Our Purpose Built Facilities
Nestled within the University Centre WISE (West of England Institute of Specialist Education) campus in North Bristol, our £30 million state-of-the-art campus has been meticulously crafted to provide an ideal setting for excelling in the fields of Sport, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Digital Arts. As integral components of the SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) family, the Bristol Academy of Media, SGS Sport, and Bristol School of Art all find their home at the WISE campus, alongside the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts.
International Community of Alumni
Our alumni form a vibrant, global community that carries the torch of BIPA's passion and enthusiasm wherever their artistic journeys take them. Whether gracing the stages of London's West End, embarking on UK tours, participating in international productions, or showcasing their talents on cruise ships and at resorts abroad, our former students continue to shine on the world stage.
Proud Partners
We proudly collaborate with the University of Gloucestershire, whose validation of our degree courses ensures that our students receive recognised qualifications, enhancing their career prospects. Our partnership with UAL (University of the Arts London) for diploma provision expands horizons and brings world-class arts educations. In addition, our close ties with industry leaders like ADA (Angels Dance Academy) and Traveling Light Theatre Company provide valuable real-world insights, fostering practical learning and industry engagement. These partnerships collectively empower our students to pursue their artistic aspirations and thrive in the competitive world of performing arts, emerging as skilled and confident professionals.