Welcome to Darlington Academy of Performing Arts


Here at DAPA we aim to provide the community with fun, affordable performing arts classes for all ages.

While there is a strong focus on musical theatre in our MAINSTAGE and INFANT classes we also offer students dance, singing or drama only opportunities for those interested on training in one discipline.

For those who want to learn a broad range of performance skills we are now offering PACKAGES that meet your individual needs making our classes even more value for money!

Check out our video to see what we are all about !


All our teachers are passionate about developing the next generation of performers.

We hope to inspire, motivate and teach positive values. Whether a student chooses a future that involves dance or not, we feel that every student who leaves our studio will enter the world as a sincere individual being the best version of themselves.

Each student is different and has different goals. We value every style of student and look forward to nurturing them in a positive environment