News

SOPA Closed due to Covid-19 Precautions

SOPA has sadly closed its doors for the moment as a precaution in line with the national management strategy for the Covid-19 virus.

At this time we thing of all of the freelance arts teachers and performers whose livelihood is drastically affect by the current situation, along with those who are ill and vulnerable.

Stay tuned with us via our Facebook and Instagram for some online videos and tutorials!
We will be back to you soon with more updates!

The SOPA Team

Register for SOPA Summer School Now!!

SOPA is now taking applications for Summer School 2020!

Running from July through to Mid-September our programme will see students explore their performing arts talents – learning songs, dance routines and of course dramatic technique….How to move on stage, how to project, how to hold your body!

During the first 5 weeks students will learn and develop these important skills, whilst the final 4 weeks will see them being put into practice when we put up a showcase!!

Students will also have special breakout activities and workshops such as puppetry, crafts, stage make-up, basic set and costume design and much more!

Our experienced and fun tutors will help make this a summer to remember!

We accept students ages 3 – 13years – all abilities welcome!

Find our registration form here

New Theatre in Education series launched for 0-5 years!

Meet Granny Buttons!

SOPA has proudly launched two series for children aged 0-2 and 2-5 under the directorship of experienced actor and mother Krista Zammit Marmara!!

Tickets available from www.showshappening.com

Granny Buttons is always making her way into someone else’s story! Wherever she finds herself, she is sure to pull the audience along with her to explore a magical tale!
Granny buttons, in collaboration with the School of Performing Arts, has devised a series of interactive performances to expose your little ones to a variety of music, opera, dance, classical composers and drama. With a touch of the storytelling and puppetry Granny is so loved for, we will go on an exciting musical adventure together!
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SOPA goes to Japan!

Members of the SOPA Choir have just returned from a highly exciting and educational choir and cultural exchange in Ise, Japan.

Following last summer’s week-long visit of the Japanese choir to Malta, this July the SOPA Choir travelled to Japan for a number of cultural and musical workshops based on Japanese traditions.

The choir also had the opportunity of participating in 6 concerts , the highlight of which were the concerts at the Shrine and at The concert hall at Ise Topia. Included in the repertoire was an original piece written by Tom Armitage especially for this occasion . This song included two soprano solos which were performed by Maltese soprano Francesca Aquilina and Japanese soprano Megumi Hiro.

Contact us on [email protected] if you would like more information about SOPA and the Choir.

Join us at SOPA Junior !!

SOPA’s Junior Programme for 2019-2020 has just been launched!

Whether you are a budding ballerina or love music and singing at home – we have a great class for you! SOPA nurtures young performers in their areas of interest – providing opportunities for performance and self-growth!

New this year are our dance combo classes where Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop are held in rotation.

We also have a new Junior Choir held at 15.15 after-school!