About the CPA
Find out about the events that we run and the organisations that we partner with.
Performing arts for all
The Centre for Performing Arts is open to anyone with a keen interest in music and other performing arts – whether you are a beginner or more experienced performer. Professionals direct almost all of our activities, with performances taking place on campus, in prestigious city centre venues and across the region.
Highlights for this academic year include:
- UWE Singers and Orchestra in concert at Bristol Cathedral, 3 December 2016.
- UWE Bristol musical production Little Shop of Horrors at Redgrave Theatre, 8–11 March 2017.
- UWE Orchestra, Singers and all musical ensembles perform a
Showcase at Colston Hall, 26 March 2017.
A host of opportunities
The Centre is home to a range of activities and groups in which students, staff, alumni and friends of the University can participate. Whether you like to play an instrument, sing or perform on stage, there is something for everyone.
Other opportunities available through the CPA include singing lessons and vocal workshops, as well as access to rehearsal rooms and musical instruments.
Events throughout the year
CPA groups regularly perform at venues across Bristol and the South West. Recent productions have included Carmina Burana and a day of exciting and innovative events in Colston Hall Bristol that culminated in a performance of Holst’s The Planets and David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus, featuring the UWE Singers and Orchestra with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus.
A highlight of the CPA year is our annual musical. Previous productions include Fame, The Boy Friend, Our House, Titanic, Honk!, Soho Cinders and, most recently, The Secret Garden – performed to critical acclaim and capacity audiences.
Find out more about our events and how to book tickets.
The CPA is actively involved in a variety of arts activities across the South West and Wales, and is proud to work with a number of local and national organisations including:
- Arcomis (Arts Commissioning).
- Bristol Music Education Partnership.
- Bristol Music Trust.
- Bristol Plays Music.
- Bristol Ensemble.
- Colston Hall.
- Elektrostatic (contemporary classical music).
- OpenUp Music.
- St George’s Bristol.
If you or your organisation would like to find out more about getting involved with the CPA please contact us.