Lollipop Theatre Arts is an action packed performing arts school working to advance the education in the performing arts amongst children and young people aged 6-18.
Our aim is to create an environment where young people feel comfortable and learn through positive experiences, constantly pushing the boundaries of youth theatre and always aiming to cover new and interesting ground.
Each year children perform two full-scale shows and take part in workshops including our hugely successful summer school for members and non-members.
In the summer of 2007 along with the help of some fantastic volunteers Lollipop Theatre Arts, (then The Lollipop Summer Stage School) was born. Lollipop ran three independent workshops of Oliver! with three different groups of children ending with an evening performance of the show. Two of the three weeks were held at Brewood C of E Middle School and the third week at St Chads C of E First School in Pattingham. The group started small but soon grew.
The following year some children from the previous summer's show performed alongside Lucy-Ellen and Charlotte Parker as part of a charity event at the Jubilee Hall in Brewood.
In the summer of 2009 Lollipop, (now The Lollipop Theatre School), ran their second summer school High School Musical. The summer school was attended by 81 children and young people from around Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.
Following the success of High School Musical and due to popular demand Lollipop was born into a weekly youth theatre group rehearsing every Sunday from 10am-1pm first at the Jubilee Hall in Brewood and then onto St Dominic's High School for Girls. More recently the group have returned to the Jubilee Hall, where it feels like they have come home again.
Since the summer of 2007 Lollipop Theatre Arts have performed no less than 18 musicals, 6 concerts and have appeared at the O2 Arena in London as part of the 'Voice in A Million' initiative in 2010 and performed in the West End at Her Majesty's Theatre-home of The Phantom of The Opera in 2015.
Students have gone on to achieve outstanding results in the performing arts as part of Lollipop and as part of other companies in the area, in professional jobs and placements. Students have gone on to achieve places at notable drama schools in the UK and have achieved outstanding results in Music Theatre exams.
Lollipop Theatre Arts have been a leading youth theatre group in the area for the last 10 years producing outstanding continues to go from strength to strength.