Introduction

Multi award winning Footlights welcomes you and your child to Salford. We have been established since 2005, our Salford school since 2011.

During your child’s or teenagers time at Footlights Salford, our tutors will coach and inspire them to explore their best potential by sharing their professional experiences as well as honing performance techniques. We know you will want to find the right balance between ensuring your child gets a good performing arts education, has fun and keeps up with their academic studies, the skills of Acting, Singing and Dancing will complement their academic studies increasing awareness, building social skills as well as making new friends whilst building on existing skills, or being taught new ones.

Footlights Salford delivers quality performing arts training and aims to ensure that each child gets the most out of their experience by building upon essential life skills and instilling confidence, whilst having lots of fun and meeting new friends. There is also the option for students to audition for professional work in film, theatre and modelling via our agency, Footlights Personal Management (recent successes include Game of Thrones and CBBC series ‘KATY’

Book a free trial today at Footlights Salford and see for yourself.

We have superb progression rates from our schools, with the majority going to performing arts colleges and drama schools.

You will find us friendly, energetic and an encouraging company for your child to thrive in acting, singing and dance. We have robust processes to keep your child safe, our staff have DBS status and we always have a first aider at each of our venues. Please feel free to read our safeguarding policy.

We have high retention rates with over 85% of children at each of our schools staying with us for over 5 years, we also have superb progression rates form our schools with the majority going to performing arts colleges and drama schools.

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Class Times

Monday
4.30pm – 6.30pm
6 – 13 years

Classes are taught with two different tutors specialising in acting, singing and dance.

Staff Profiles

Lisa Donnelly

Lisa Donnelly

Director

Lisa joined Footlights in 2010 when her daughter attended one of the schools. She felt so much admiration for the work that goes into the classes and the dedication and organisation shown by everyone involved. She knew instinctively that Bolton and Salford needed a FOOTLIGHTS and she was the person who was going to open a school there. She observed how Footlight Schools were ran and toured and worked at nearly all of them! Lisa is now even more determined to keep up the excellent reputation of Footlights in both areas.

Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold

Performing Arts Tutor

Katie studied for three years at The University of Leeds gaining a BA Hons in Theatre and Performance. She then went on to train at Central School of Speech and Drama where she graduated with a Masters in Music Theatre. After graduating, Katie worked as a professional actor, performing at some of the UK’s leading theatres including; The National Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and The Royal Court Theatre. Katie has a great deal of experience teaching and has worked as a Drama, Dance and Voice practitioner with a number of theatre companies. Katie has worked with Footlights Bolton and Salford since September 2016 and loves sharing her passion and enthusiasm for the arts.

Lucy Telleck

Lucy Telleck

Performing Arts Tutor

Lucy  trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and The University of Leeds and has worked as a professional actress for 5 years. Before training in acting, Lucy trained as a singer, achieving her Grade 8 (ABRSM) and played the lead in many amateur dramatic shows in the North West. When not acting, Lucy has gained an invaluable amount of experience teaching at various schools/organisations in London, ranging from newborn babies to 18 years old! Since moving back to Bolton, she has loved sharing her passion with students in her home town! Lucy is also a freelance LAMDA teacher, with 100% pass rate so far!