Do you live in or around Failsworth and does your child…

  • Love performing & dream of being on the West End stage, on TV or in film?
  • Want to learn how to act, sing and dance?
  • Want to meet & make friends with children who share their interests?

Does this sound like your child? Then Footlights Failsworth is the right place for them.

Where we are: We’re based at  New Bridge school ( Next door to Street Bridge Inn) OL8 3QH 

Your child is welcome for a free trial at anytime, for more information please call Lindsey 07824 469 137 email

Class Times


4yrs – 6yrs  @      5pm  –  6.30pm   Tiny’s Musical Theatre 

All ages      @     6.15pm  – 7pm    Beginners Street Dance

All ages      @         7pm  –  8pm     Intermediate/Advance Street Dance 

All ages:     @     6.30pm  –  8pm    Private Singing, Acting and Dance Lesson and Lamda Lessons. 


5pm – 8pm     COMPETITION PERFORMANCE team training (Elite, invite only)

5pm – 7pm     COMPETITION PERFORMANCE team training (Mini Elite, invite only)

6pm – 8pm      DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE team training (Development, invite only)


4yrs – 6yrs  @      5pm  –  6.30pm   Tiny’s Musical Theatre 

1yrs – 3yrs  @      5pm  –  6pm   Baby Ballet and tap (new)

6-8pm TECHNIQUE TRAINING FOR ELITE, MINI AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM (Ballet, tap, jazz, acro and limbering) 


3yrs – 4yrs   @      9.30am  – 11am    Musical Theatre
5yrs – 6yrs   @    11.30am  –  1pm     Stage School
7yrs – 18yrs  @     9.45am  –  1pm    Stage School


ELITE – Footlights elite team is made up of committed, dedicated and passionate young performers aged 9+. These young people train up to 5 days a week in MUSICAL THEATRE song and dance. They train to a high standard and focus on technique as well as acting through song and performance.  The team represent footlights in competitions locally and nationally, perform in many community events annually as well as filmed video projects and dancing alongside the celebrity casts annually in the local professional pantomimes. 

MINI’s – Footlights brand new mini elite team is made up of youngsters age 5-8 years who wish to follow in Elite teams footsteps. We are currently embarking on our skills terms to ensure we are at a standard to perform and represent Footlights in competitions and events alike. 

DEVELOPMENT – Footlights recognise that we must bridge the gap for passionate children who are eagerly wishing to perform in competitions and represent footlights at events but are not yet  ready to work alongside the elite team. The development team aims to offer a space for young people aged 9-16 years to train at a intermediate level and help them work their way into the competition team. 

Contact for information on invites to any of the performance teams


Footlights Failsworth is owned and ran by Lindsey Berry. Lindsey has been running this school for 10 years and so comes with a wealth of experience! Lindsey’s journey began in 2006 when she brought her now grown up daughter Ferne to the very first Footlights.  Lindsey loves what she does and has a real passion not only for Performing Arts but also for the transferable skills that children can gain from the Arts. Lindsey also runs Footlights Ashton & Rochdale.

Her daughter Ferne has certainly followed in her mothers footsteps, she runs the Competition teams at Failsworth and two of her own Footlights Franchises in Grimsby & Moston,

A true Footlights family business!

The Footlights Head Office is based at Media City in Manchester, just around the corner from the main hub of the BBC & ITV studios.  We  were established in 2005 by our founder Jo Fisher, a trained actor and teacher, and who continues to have a hands-on role across our stage schools. Read more about Footlights and our history here.

We have robust processes to keep your child safe; all of our staff have DBS status and a trained first aider is always on site at each of our venues. You can read and download our safeguarding policy here.