Advice and Information

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Dudley Performing Arts (DPA) encourages people of all ages and abilities to participate in community music and arts activities. DPA works in partnership with schools and other organisations, both in the borough and regionally, to deliver opportunities for young people.

Any student attending school or living in Dudley can access half a term of lessons from Dudley Performing Arts at £7 a lesson. This is a one off offer and the tuition will be delivered online whilst schools settle down with all students returning. The offer is open to new and existing students. Details here

Enrol in Performance Groups and pay for tuition

Please go to our parent portal to register.  Once you have created your account you can use the login for all DPA activity.

To enrol in one of our performance groups - select ‘enrol for an activity’ followed by ‘DPA performance group’. You will then be able to enter student information and enrol into any groups that you take part in.

Charges apply for Senior, Concert and Youth Groups and the system will not expect payments for other groups. You will only be charged once per student, regardless of the number of groups joined. The fees are £26 per term with the third term free. We will send a request for the next payment at the start of the following term.

To pay for tuition - select enrol for activity' and then either DPA Direct tuition or Music Lessons in Schools as instructed in the communication you received about payment.

Dudley Music Education Hub Performance Groups

Through the Dudley Music Education Hub we are committed to providing opportunities for children and young people to be involved in regular performance activities. We believe this is a vital part of a child’s musical tuition and enhances their musical development.

Performance Groups


Our groups take part in a series of events each year. Most of these take place at Venues in Dudley and are open to the public. 

Event Calendar

Netherton Arts Centre

Dudley Performing Arts is based at Netherton Arts Centre (NAC). As well as being home to Dudley Performing Arts the Victorian building has a 322 seat theatre which is used to stage many performances. The venue is also available to hire.

Netherton Arts Centre

Dudley Performing Arts has long been at the forefront of music education in the Dudley borough, both in the classroom and other community settings.

Information for schools

Information for parents and young people

Dudley Performing Arts

  • The group supports DPA events by stewarding, fundraising and offering moral support to the young people taking part. Just by being there you can make a big difference to their experience.

    Find out more by contacting Dudley Performing Arts and we will put you in touch.

  • Netherton Arts Centre, Northfield Road, Netherton, Dudley DY2 9ER

  • The Dudley Performing Arts' team is more than happy to hear from you, talk through any queries or concerns and go through the options and opportunities on offer through our services.

    Phone: 01384 813865


    Facebook: @NethertonArtsCentre