theSchool of Performing ArtsPursuing Excellence

SOPA was one of the first schools in Malta to develop a programme for the training in the performing arts. With over 20 years of experience, SOPA has been responsible for the development of hundreds of students, several of which today have professional careers both locally and abroad.

Our alumni span a range of dancers, singers and musical theatre performers and include Christina Aquilina, Larissa Bonaci, Jasmine Farrugia, Clare Ghigo, Maria Grech, Julienne Restall, Hannah Spiteri, Cliff Zammit Stevens.

Students at SOPA are ensured the most qualified and creative tutors in the industry. Every moment is designed to support and enhance their individual development as an artist. SOPA will be there to guide and support each student as they begin to transform and develop their talents. High aspirations and strong dedication fuel our training – we pursue excellence.


SOPA provides performance-based training in music, drama and dance that pursues excellence. It is committed to providing top-level arts education to a diverse community of creative artists. It is SOPA’s primary aim to provide an environment where students can explore their skills safely and confidently.


SOPA aims to equip each student with the skills, confidence, imagination and creativity to contribute to the community as artists, entrepreneurs, and conscientious citizens.

SOPA aims to teach students that, above all, commitment and passion are essential, not only for a career in the performing arts, but to achieve any goal or ambition in life.

Artistic Director

Lorraine Aquilina

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It’s not just about creativity. It’s about the person you’re becoming while you’re creating.Charlie Peacock