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Performing Arts


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Whether you want to be on stage or backstage, we have a range of courses to suit you.

Our creative courses are accredited by the University of the Arts, London. Students will become a member of our Lanfranc Theatre Company and have the opportunity to perform for real clients from the industry. 

Student Experience

Hollie, Level 3 Stage Management & Theatre Production student shares her experience of life at College and explains how the course has prepared her for progression to university.


  • Cruise Ship Entertainer
  • Theatre Designer
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Actor/Dancer

Teaching takes place in theatres, dance studios and workshops that are equipped to enable students to create professional-standard public performances both on and off stage.

BRIT Kids at Canterbury College is one of our newest partnership schools. Hosted at Canterbury College,  BRIT kids offers classes in Theatre, Dance, Singing, Art Club, Digital Design and Film Making.

Students at Canterbury College benefit from 10% off all weekend classes at BRIT Kids.

Find out more here.

Why people love Performing Arts

Mary Hollman

Mary Hollman

"Working with The Marlowe Theatre has been a great experience. The atmosphere was amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves."

Lanfranc Theatre Shows

Lanfranc Theatre Shows

Acting students performed 'Multiplex', as part of their assessment, at our onsite Lanfranc Theatre to a real audience.

Hollie-Mae Simmonds

Hollie-Mae Simmonds

"I love that my course allows me to try out every aspect of theatre production, which has led to me finding a passion for stage management. The course prepares me for university, with supportive and knowledgable tutors."

Career Prospects

Example: Arts officers, producers and directors

 Annual pay
£15,080 - £47,320
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 18,078 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 53,904 job openings.

Role description

Arts officers, producers and directors assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

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What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111