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What the parents say:

"At Northern Star the pupils make lifelong friends, gain confidence, support one another, learn from professionals and always have fun”

" It's the friendliest stage school in the area"

“Northern star has brought my daughters confidence to a great level. I'm extremely proud of her and in shows I've seen a talent in her that northern star teachers have brought out in her. I never knew my daughter could sing so well until to my surprise the Sunderland Empire was quiet and she began to sing for hundreds of people”

“My child loves going to the Saturday sessions and I hope she does for many years to come. Thank you northern star you have really made a difference to my child's life”

“Inspires, builds confidence and the children make new friends whilst learning new skills. My son loves it!"

"We are so proud of our daughter and her confidence shines through since she started NSTA 3 years ago she has learnt so much”

“My daughter has been going to NSTA since it opened. She has gained so much confidence, and has made some lovely friends. She has had some amazing experiences and professional opportunities too”

“The confidence in our daughter is huge and we are noticing the improvement in every show and that’s down to you guys at Northern Star”

“Thanks for bringing such a great school to the north east”

“The northern star team are so supportive and encouraging of the pupils regardless of their ability. Our daughter has grown in confidence as a result of attending nsta”

“After trying a few other schools NSTA is definitely the best theatre school in Sunderland”

“The quality of school productions at the Sunderland Empire are amazing”

“My son has grown so much in confidence by attending Northern Star”

“My daughter comes out buzzing and happy after classes  it’s such a happy, friendly school”

"Thanks to Northern Star my daughter has just been offered the lead role in her school play!"


What the students say:

“I love nsta because its loads of fun and I have had the chance to perform on the empire stage”

“Fantastic drama school lovely teachers, a happy place with nice friends”

“I like to sing and dance at Northern Star”

“I love going to NSTA. The teachers are great and we have lots of fun”

“I have been at northern star for 5 years now and can definitely say it has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I have learnt lots of interesting things and met some very interesting people”

“I really like my teachers at Northern Star”

“NSTA has boosted my self-confidence a lot, and I feel like I have found a new family there and hope to be part of it for a very long time”

“I love going to theatre school and having fun and seeing my friends”

“I like to take LAMDA acting exams”

“We work hard at stage school but we have a lot of fun”

“I look forward to theatre school each week I’m so excited to go back”

“We always have a lot of fun”


What the Press say:

"I was particularly impressed by the youngsters from Northern Star Theatre Arts, based at Sunderland High Junior School, who played the orphans in Annie. They acted and sang as though they belonged in the touring production instead of just appearing for the Wearside stint. They shone in It’s The Hard Knock Life and gave it their all" - Sunderland Echo


"Special mention must also go to the ‘orphans’ from Northern Star Stage School based here in the city who join the production for its Wearside stint. I’m really picky when it comes to accents however, they didn’t leave me any avenue to pick on. In other words their accents were spot on" - Spark Fm




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