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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)

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.



We would like to wish all our graduates good luck for the future, especially those who are leaving us to continue their training in performing arts - Lawrence Guntert (Bird College), Amelia Fielding (Urdang Academy)

All I Ask of You - AUDITIONS

Heavy Arts will be holding auditions for their next production All I Ask of You on Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th June 2014 with final auditions taking place on Sunday 22nd June. All I Ask of You is a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and will showcase musical theatre numbers from a range of his productions. Please contact 01484 428778 or email info@thebasestudios.co.uk for more information.


SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 - Monday 8 - Friday 15 August

Heavy Arts are running their annual Summer School from 10-15 August 2014. Students attending the week long intensive will take part in a wide range of dance, drama and singing classes and workshops. Places are available now to book onto the Summer School, at a cost of just £95 for the week (with 50% discount for additional siblings). Please pick up a booking form from reception at The Base Studios, email info@heavyarts.co.uk or call 01484 428778 if you would like to book a place.

ALL I ASK OF YOU - Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2015

Heavy Arts will be returning to the LBT, Huddersfield in March 2015 with their latest production - All I Ask of You - a celebration of show stopping musical numbers from legendary composer/producer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets coming soon from LBT box office....