Established in 2012, PAFTA offers weekly drama classes in Neston, Bromborough and Bebington for young people aged 8 to 19 years.
We believe that the Arts is vital for everyone, whether they intend to pursue a career in performance, to teach, to write, or to transfer the skills to any other area of life.
Our aim is to explore possibilities, broaden horizons and create wonderful opportunities for our students through ensemble productions and engaging classwork.
But don't just take our word for it - take a look at what our members say:
"Really unique environment in supporting the creativity and independence of young people, has increased my confidence tenfold; it's the highlight of my week and I've made so many brilliant friends through the classes!"
"My daughter loves this group so much, really helps with all her extra energy and her crazy imagination! Lovely bunch of children and amazing teachers!"
"I have always felt completely at home at PAFTA. It is one of the only places where I know that I can truly be myself and I will always be accepted, and because of this, I spend each week looking forward to spending my Saturday 'releasing my crazy' whilst learning loads of new skills and being surrounded by amazing friends and fabulous teachers! PAFTA isn't just a youth theatre, it is a family, and one that I am incredibly grateful and proud to be a part of!"
Meral, 16 (student)
"PAFTA is the best thing to ever happen to our daughter. It has given her a place where she can express herself, contribute and belong. As well, she has learned many skills that will be with her as she grows into a well-rounded young lady. So happy that someone recommended this theatre academy to us."
"At PAFTA, we are a very welcoming environment that supports one another wholeheartedly. It’s a place where I’ve never once felt like anyone’s against me - everyone is on everyone’s side. It’s a loving and respectful community filled with the most vibrant personalities, and the shows we put on are nothing short of astounding."
Jack, 16 (student)
"I've been going here for over 6 years now and it's honestly become a second home for me, I've gained so much confidence. I have learned how to work as a team to create amazing productions in a really positive environment surrounded by great teachers! I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!"
Ruby, 15 (student)
"Absolutely LOVE PAFTA! Such a great drama Company, everyone is really friendly and everyone has such a good connection! Would definitely recommend this to any aspiring actors out there!"
Ella, 14 (student)
"PAFTA represents the artistic freedom and originality that's missing from most theatre groups today: it's purpose is to instil confidence, self assuredness and unique excellence in its members whilst creating theatrical entertainment in a refreshing and unconventional way."
Rubin, 16 (student)
PAFTA Original Productions
2012 - Not Another Nativity!
2013 - Superlunar
The Z Word
2014 - The Quest For The Golden Fleece
2015 - Guns, Nuns & Cowboys!
The Fear Project
2016 - The Village Green Preservation Society
It Must Be Difficult
Games People Play
Massive PAFTA Christmas Quiz
2017 - DEVA!
2018 - The Cautionary Tales
Welcome To The Underworld
Not Another Nativity!
2019 - Life Is Just A Bag Of Peanuts
Little Did He Know
A Very Creepy Christmas Quiz