Welcome to Conservatoire EAST, the Performing & Production Arts Department, within West Suffolk College.

I hope you will find everything you need to know about the department, our courses, the different pathways you can study and also our public Season of Events.

As a community, we are and have been facing a rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that the health and well-being of our students and staff has been and will continue to be our highest priority, and I would like to thank our current Staff and Students for their hard work, determination and enthusiasm during this difficult time. We are the only College or School in East Anglia to have successfully produced not only one, but two full-scale outdoor productions in May 2021, to public paying audiences and we are working towards more shows this academic year. Being able to offer these opportunities to our students is something myself and my team are exceptionally proud of, and we will endeavour to create alternative plans and performance opportunities around whatever restrictions are in place regarding Covid.

For information about equipment lists and Summer Work, please see our pages for new students here.

If you have any queries around the college’s wider response to COVID-19 please refer to the website where the information is available – www.wsc.ac.uk

Best wishes,

Han Colthorpe

Head of Performing & Production Arts

Creative Director Conservatoire EAST

Performing & Production Arts