Performing Arts

Welcome to the Performing Arts page of the Cowley website where we will feature all the information about the fantastic Performing Arts courses and extracurricular opportunities on offer for students to get involved in here at the college.

Why choose Performing Arts & Music at Cowley?

Cowley Performing Arts & Music: a guide for parents and carers

Meet The Team

Mr Watkins 
Head of Performing Arts
  • PGCE/ GTP music Northwest and Lancashire consortium
  • BA Hons Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)  (University of Hull)
  • HND Musical Theatre Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • Extended CPD in voice, acting through song, musical theatre, Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • Licentiate diploma (Singing/Musical theatre)
  • NODA Award winning artistic director
  • Level 1/2 qualifications in ‘Estill’ voice training
  • Liverpool Echo ‘Inspirational Teacher’ of the Year 2015/2016
  • Extensive professional industry experience in both acting and music disciplines
Miss Radford 
Teacher of Dance
  • Three-year Musical Theatre course at Dolphin Dance Studios Liverpool
  • BA Hons in Professional Practice within Performing Arts at Middlesex University
  • PGCE Liverpool John Moores University
  • Vice Principle and Teacher of Dance at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 4:19 for seven years
  • Vice Principle of The Heath Perform in Association with LIPA 4:19
  • Teaching Diploma with the International Dance Teachers Association
  • Member of the International Dance Teachers Association
  • ISTD and IDTA qualifications up to Advanced 2 in Ballet, Tap and Modern.

Cowley Sixth Form

Prospectus – Study Performing Arts / Music at Cowley Sixth Form

More about the Music Performance Level 3 course

Learn about the Professional Musical Theatre course

Cowley Senior Choir


God Save The Queen (for the Platinum Jubilee 2022)

East Lancs Road (parody of ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ with the Rotary Club of St Helens)

Lights Up At Lunch!

Check out the videos of our students and some of the fantastic work they have produced.

Year 13 Music Performance:

Year 12 Musical Theatre: