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Heavy Arts is the resident youth production company at The Base Studios. Established in January 2007, Heavy Arts has been providing students with the opportunity to work with professional artists to create full-scale youth musical productions for the past 5 years.

Through sharing our own professional experiences and working practice we aim to inspire, motivate and offer a more valuable experience for our students. The standard of training we provide is of the highest level and our productions are top quality.

Heavy Arts' focus is on providing skills which increase and enhance our students' performance ability, something which is invaluable for our profession.

Students are encouraged to believe in themselves and to push their ability to the max. Ex-students from Heavy Arts have gone on to access further training at vocational colleges across the country including Arts Education School, London Studio Centre, Doreen Bird, London College of Music, Oxford School of Speech and Drama, and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Photographs by Karen Gavin


Past productions Heavy Arts have produced include:
West Side Story (2007)
Fame, The Musical (2008)
A Chorus Line (2009)
Footloose, The Musical (2009)
The Wiz (2010)
The Wedding Singer (2011)
High School Musical (2011)
If You Believe (2012)
Our House (2012)
Flashdance, The Musical (2013)
Fosse: Maybe This Time (2014)

We currently offer training and performance opportunities for ages 5+ and split our students into three groups – Juniors (ages 5-8), Intermediates (ages 9-12) and Seniors (ages 13+).

Rehearsals for our productions take place on Sundays at the following times:
Juniors / Intermediates : 9.30am - 11.30am
Seniors: 11.30am - 2.30pm

Fees for attending Heavy Arts are very competitive and are paid termly in advance or throughout the term in installments.
For more information please telephone
01484 714480 or email info@heavyarts.co.uk.



Heavy Arts Theatre School are currently recruiting new students to join our Junior and Intermediate school. Taking place on Sundays between 9.30-11.30am students take part in a range of dance, drama and singing classes, and work that leads to annual productions/concerts/showcases. We are currently looking for children aged 5-8 years for our Junior class and between 9-12 years for our Intermediate class. Please contact us on info@thebasestudios.co.uk for further information and to book your place for Spring 2016.


Grease, The Musical - Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March 2016

Heavy Arts are delighted to return to LBT this spring to present the 1950's classic American musical Grease. It's time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as 'bad boy' Danny and 'the girl next door' Sandy fall in love all over again. Featuring all your favourite songs from the original film, including Grease, You're the one that I want, Hopelessly Devoted, We go together and Grease Lightning, this high energy 'must see' production promises to be great fun for all the family, and leave you dancing and singing your way home!