Mind Apart gives accessible and professional training in performing arts for ages 5 to adults. We are an award winning company working in education, events, training and the community, both nationally and internationally. As a social enterprise, we make our sessions available and accessible to all, with a focus on growing confidence and self-esteem whilst giving professional training in drama, acting, singing and dancing. The success of our work can be seen in students getting accepted into top UK drama schools and universities and getting paid work within the industry. Our services include after school clubs, evening classes, working with young people not in education and international gap year training programs. We aim to develop creativity and growth, whilst preparing individuals to become professionals in the creative industry.

My son has been involved with A Mind Apart for over a year now and all I can say are positive and wonderful things about the people and the program.  My son has learning and behaviour needs, and yet they opened up their program to him, making a place safe for him to learn, explore and be creative.  A Mind Apart has given him a safe place to use his mind and stretch his imagination in a healthy and active way.  He is now more comfortable talking to others and uses things he has learned in his creative play at home.  As for the staff, there isn’t enough good to be said.  The staff is knowledgeable and quite wonderful.  They have gotten to know my son and welcomed him as he is, with his difficulties.  They have been patient and kind, loving and great teachers.  This is a great program and any child involved would come away with the knowledge that their thoughts and ideas really matter.  I value this program highly and think any child would be blessed for taking part in any of their programs.

Cara Jones


Children's University