The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

United Kingdom

About LIPA

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is a renowned institution located in Liverpool, England. Established in 1996 by Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty, LIPA offers a vibrant and dynamic environment for students pursuing a career in the performing arts. With its strong emphasis on practical training and creativity, LIPA has gained a reputation as one of the leading performing arts schools in the United Kingdom.

At LIPA, students can choose from a diverse range of programs, including acting, dance, music, theatre and performance design, sound technology, and management. The institute's curriculum combines rigorous academic study with hands-on experience, allowing students to develop their skills and talents under the guidance of industry professionals. LIPA also fosters a supportive and collaborative community, encouraging students to collaborate across disciplines and explore new artistic possibilities.

Beyond its exceptional academic offerings, LIPA benefits from its close ties to the vibrant city of Liverpool, known for its rich cultural heritage and thriving arts scene. The institute's location provides students with numerous opportunities to engage with the local arts community and gain real-world experience through collaborations, performances, and internships. LIPA's commitment to nurturing creativity, technical excellence, and professional development has produced a wealth of successful alumni who have made significant contributions to the performing arts industry worldwide.


LIPA's campus is located in the vibrant city of Liverpool, known for its rich cultural heritage and thriving arts scene. The campus offers state-of-the-art facilities, including purpose-built studios, rehearsal spaces, performance venues, and recording studios. Students at LIPA benefit from the inspiring surroundings and modern resources that enhance their learning experience and support their artistic development. Here are some amenities near our campus.

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