At UWE, there’s plenty on offer whether you prefer being centre stage or behind the scenes. Why not get in on the act?
Song and dance
The UWE Drama Society is a great place to explore your dramatic side. Open to beginners as well as more experienced performers, the society has a true feeling of community.
The Centre for Performings Arts' (CPA) annual musical is a fantastic team effort with acting, singing, chorus and backstage opportunities. It's a real highlight of the CPA year, with previous productions including Fame, The Boy Friend, Our House, Titanic and most recently, the musical comedy Honk!. The CPA is already well into the planning of its 2014 musical, Soho Cinders.
Find out more about theatre, stage and dance opportunites at the CPA.
There’s a singing style for everyone at UWE and our groups offer the a golden opportunity to find your perfect singing style.
The ever-popular Showstoppers is the CPA's answer to Glee, performing hits from the musicals and beyond. Our University Singers perform dramatic choral works alongside the Symphony Orchestra, while the Chamber Choir allows the best voices to sing unaccompanied. These join the Gospel Choir, Barbershop Group and Sound of Soul.
Find out more about singing opportunites at the CPA.
The sound of music
For musical maestros, there are plenty of chances to shine in a variety of performing groups.
The University Symphony Orchestra perform a varied symphonic repertoire and regularly take to the stage in local venues the Bristol Cathedral and Colston Hall. Our showpiece Big Band has a devoted following, while the African Drummers, Chamber Orchestra Brass Consort, Saxophone and Woodwind Groups all offer diverse performance opportunities. Find out more about playing opportunites at the CPA.
The UWE Live Music Society also offers you the perfect place to meet like minded students and further your interest or talent.
Recognition and rewards
Our annual CPA prize giving ceremony recognises great effort and achievement across the board. Special guests host the event each year, recently including local pantomime legend Chris Harris, and the late, great David Fanshawe.