South Oxfordshire Youth Performing Arts | Oxfordshire County Council

South Oxfordshire Youth Performing Arts

All pupils are encouraged to use their voices with a sense of enjoyment and expression.

Who can join

SOYPA is open to young people in year 7, 8, 9 and 10 with an interest in performing arts. We welcome all abilities and you don't need to be able to read music.

When and where

  • Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
  • Thomas Reade Primary School, Abingdon OX14 3RR


Leader Tom Draper-Rodi
Email: or contact the Music Service

Singing is varied, covering a wide range of styles and part singing. Movement is for all abilities, developed through creative ideas as well as dance techniques. Pupils work on developing dramatic expression through improvisation.

How to join

Costs and membership

£69 per term.

Joining and enrolling To join, come to a session and speak to the centre leader. 

Many pupils from SOYPA go on to join Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre.

Young singers

Pupils in years 3 - 6 can join the South Oxfordshire Young Singers who meet on Wednesday nights.

Dates 2016-17

Autumn term 

September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7

Spring term 

January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Summer term

April 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24
June 7, 14

Terms and conditions

Last reviewed
01 September 2016
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