Basic facts

Our pupils have performed in the professional theatre in London, Ipswich and Felixstowe.

We achieve 100% pass rates in exams.

Recent assessments resulted in lots of positive feedback for students

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Our big anniversary show 

Our Big Show in June 2019 at the Ipswich Regent Theatre, celebrated our 25th Anniversary. Over 175 pupils danced in that, and you can see some photos from the show on our 25th Anniversary Show page.   You can see photos of previous Big Shows on our gallery page.


Shows in the Regent Theatre in Ipswich

The Big Show - 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2019

Our pupils staged a show on each of these years to give them stage experience and to raise money for children’s charities. We have raised over £8,000 for the charities, and several times have been the one of the best selling shows at the theatre.


We have provided pupils to be the juveniles and dancers for many of the professional pantomimes in Ipswich. The pantomimes included Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Aladdin.
Appearing in these pantomimes has given our pupils the opportunity to work with, and learn from, established professionals such as Brian Blessed, Kirsten O’Brien, Anita Dobson, Peter Duncan, Maureen Nolan and Letitia Dean. 

Shows in the professional theatre in London

Pupils of the Suffolk Academy have appeared in 'The Stars in Our Eyes' shows staged at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Albert Hall.


Our students have pass rates of 100% in our exams and we often have many of our pupils getting Honours or Distinctions.

Ballet and Tap exams are taken with BBODance, one of the country's oldest and most respected exam boards.



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