Footlights Bury is a stage school for children aged 3 to18 years. We opened our doors on APRIL 27 2019 with a fantastic open day at our base at Bury Grammar School. Our stage school operates every Saturday in term time from 9.45 to 1pm – Tinys (ages 3 to 6) are taught the foundations of acting, singing and dance through games, activities, role play, song and storytelling.  Ages 7 to 18 are taught in our main school. In April 2019, we presented our first show to an audience of 100 family and friends – The Greatest Showman. In October 2019 we launched two new sessions, Acting on a Monday evening at Woodhey High School for ages 6 to 16 and a Sunday evening ladies choir.

In December 2019 our Saturday stage school performed Cinderella Rockerfella to an audience of over 100 people. In February 2019, we were asked to participate in the launch of Happy – a celebration of the accolade Town of Culture, awarded to Bury in 2020, and performed at the Met Theatre.

We were also lined up to perform at Bury Pride and other events. In March after lockdown was announced, we launched our online classes and continued to deliver all sessions via zoom.