Performing Arts

About Nescot

Nescot is in Ewell near Epsom in Surrey. We are a few minutes’ walk from Ewell East and Ewell West main line stations. Whilst we are close to both Epsom and South/West London students also benefit from a green and leafy campus. We’ve been providing Further Education for school leavers at Nescot for more than 60 years.

For full details about Nescot click here.


Performing Arts at Nescot

Nescot’s Epsom School of Theatre Arts combines training in contemporary, physical and musical theatre. It is made up of three companies: Forge Theatre, Nexus Ensemble and (e) Merge. The companies perform with the ethos of creating work which is physically daring, emotionally engaging and visually stunning.

Performance opportunities – Students’ studies are performance-driven with the opportunity to perform both internally at Nescot and externally. Previous venues have included: Brighton Fringe Festival, G-Live, CLF Art Café, Front Room and Ignite Festival.

What You Can Expect…

Based on the principles of a drama school, Forge Theatre and Nexus Ensemble give you the opportunity to experience a professional theatre environment. We host our own productions and seasons, click here for our latest Winter Season brochure.

Specialist workshop opportunities throughout the year including stage combat, script writing, Heels workshops, and Commedia Dell’Arte.

All assignments are industry-focused, with an emphasis on performance.

Industry-related careers week with talks and workshops from casting agencies, drama schools, equity, performers and producers.


Enrich your education with theatre visits, both to watch performances and to have back-stage tours.

You will work in state-of-the-art studios and workshops on the main campus.

Staff are experienced practitioners who still train and work within the industry.

Students practice as a company member and have the opportunity to perform in a number of different shows across the year in a variety of theatres. In the past these have included Lyric Hammersmith, Soho Theatre and G Live in Guildford.

FE Performing Arts

“The teachers treat us like we’re a professional theatre company. We’re expected to audition, learn lines, rehearse, and take constructive feedback to make the best possible show. The thing I’m most proud of this year is getting the lead in Grease.
I learnt a lot, and I’ve definitely improved as a performer.”

Daniel, Level 2 Performing Arts

Our Students’ Success…

Our students have gone on to:

  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – Acting
  • Nescot – HNC/HND Performing Arts
  • University of Chichester – Theatre Performance
  • Fourth Monkey
  • Guildford School of Acting
  • Mountview
  • Brunel University
  • University of Lincoln
  • Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • University of East London
  • De Montford University
  • University of Surrey
  • East 15

Future Careers in Performing Arts… Actor, Arts administration, Box office and front of house in theatres, Choreographer, Classical theatre actor, Communications industry, Costume and props technician, Dance performance, Entertainment at holiday camps, Event management, Film Journalist (arts), Marketing, Performance on cruise ships, Production, Script writer, Stagehand, Stage and lighting technician, Stage combat, Theatre, Vocal performance.