LIPA, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool, L1 9HF – Visit Now
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts opened in 1996 to forge a new approach to performing arts training. It was co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty (who also set up the Brit school), and is housed in McCartney’s old school, which underwent a multi-million pound renovation to transform it into a state-of-the-art performing arts higher education institution.
LIPA puts on over 30 public performances each year, with productions often gaining critical acclaim in The Liverpool Echo and The Daily Post. From classic dramas, issue-based contemporary plays, popular musical theatre and inspiring dance performances to pop, rock and jazz concerts – LIPA has something for everyone.