Facilities Performing Arts Theatre

The Cherry Orchard

Performing Arts students perform in our 100+ seat theatre throughout the year and also make use of the rehearsal rooms, dance studio and recording studio. Recent productions include Disco Inferno, The Cherry Orchard, The Crucible and Zombie Prom The Musical.

Recent productions by our Performing Arts students: Disco Inferno A musical set in London in 1976; the hottest summer on record. ‘Disco Inferno’ tells the story of an ambitious and talented hopeful, Jack, and his ‘burning’ desire to make it in the music industry. Working late in a London nightclub, Jack meets Lady Marmalade - a femme fatale right-hand helper of the Devil. Dreaming of becoming successful, he makes a Faustian pact with her, trading his soul to fulfil his wildest fantasies.

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov In The Cherry Orchard, impoverished landowner Lyuba Ranevskaya and her family must choose to either sell off their land or raze their cherry orchard in order to pay Lyuba's mortgage. Lyuba's ultimate decision to sell the property destroys the dreams of her family members, who are then consigned to lives of servitude and regret.

The Crucible The Crucible is a fictionalized account of the Salem Witch trials of 1692, in which 19 innocent men and women were killed by hanging and hundreds convicted before the panic subsided.

Zombie Prom
The Musical This girl loves ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy but family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. Packed with humour, a zombie and a selection of original songs in the style of the 50s, the action rocks across the stage.

Keeping up to date

View all events

Open Evening 27 March 2023

Whether you're in Year 10 considering your options for 2024, a Year 11 who wants another look round or and adult looking for their perfect course, you're invited to come and explore our campus. Bring along your friends, parents and carers, everyone is welcome to meet our tutors, explore our fantastic facilities and there's no need to book.


View event

Open Evening 14 November 2022

Come and see what makes Southport College a Centre of Technical Excellence and how choosing to study our T-Levels, Extended Diplomas, Apprenticeships and all our fantastic vocational courses can help you achieve your dreams and ambitions.


View event

What to expect as a student

Student Life

Southport College is not just about studying; we provide you with lots of opportunities to gain additional skills and talents, meet new people and make friends.

Student Support

Whatever support you need; we have dedicated support teams available to help you while you study with us.

Subjects & Courses

Browse through all of the subjects and courses we offer to find the right course for you.