The Jigsaw Blog

My First Jigsaw Experience

27 March 2019

New Jigsaw Head Office recruit Martin describes his very first Jigsaw experience, following Jigsaw Crouch End's 12-18 year olds through their morning of dance, singing and drama.

The Value of the Creativity

23 January 2019

This weeks article is guest written by Jigsaw Balham manager Emily Little. Originally from Yorkshire, Emily has recently completed her MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she engaged with a variety of world leading education specialists and artists. In The Value of the Creativity, Emily discusses the importance of embracing each child's individual creativity.

Christmas Films for all the Family!

08 November 2018

We’ve curated a list of the latest new releases, as well as some Christmas classics to keep young and old alike entertained in the lead up to the holiday season.

Beating the Heat at the Virgin Sport British 10K

02 August 2018

Congratulations to Jigsaw Company Director, Nicola Lander and Business Development Manager, Andy Hutchings who completed the Virgin Sport British 10k in Westminster on Sunday, 15th July.

Have you booked your Summer Holiday Workshop?

10 July 2018

With the summer term drawing to a close many of our students are looking forward to the holidays. How will you be entertaining you child during the 6 week break? We might just have the answer your looking for...

Meet our new HR & Schools Manager Kate Cohen

08 May 2018

We are delighted to welcome Kate Cohen to our Head Office team earlier this month. Kate is our new HR and Schools Manager and is the point of contact for teachers and managers across our Head Office schools.

The Jigsaw Performing Arts Black Friday Giveaway

23 November 2017

Our 2017 Black Friday Giveaway has arrived, and we have had an overwhelming response so far as we reach the halfway point of three days of competitions exclusively for Jigsaw customers which could see you getting your hands on some seriously good prizes...

Forward Ladies National Business Awards 2017

28 July 2017

2016 was an unforgettable year, capped off with a night to remember at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. After being shortlisted for several awards last year, Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools are in the spotlight again after it was announced last week that Nicola Lander has been shortlisted in the Forward Ladies National Awards 2017 in the SME Growth category.

Top Five Summer Activities for Children

16 May 2017

With GCSEs now well underway in secondary schools across the length and breadth of the country and the temperature outside a whopping 23 degrees, half term and the summer holidays are not far off which means it’s time to start planning some summer fun! If you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve got you covered…

Youth Theatre Production of Bassett Wows Audiences in London

10 April 2017

First premièring at the Soho Theatre as part of the National Theatre’s Connections scheme in 2011, Bassett is a modern, gritty play set in the classroom of a school in the market town of Wootten Bassett. Exploring mature themes, the choice of play meant that students were able to tackle some difficult text, and director Andy Hutchings was absolutely delighted with the focus, commitment and maturity shown by the cast.

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools Announced As National Business Awards Finalist

28 July 2016

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools has been shortlisted for The Business Award for Arts and Creative Services for the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Jigsaw is a business in the Creative Industry dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence.

Students on Families Scholarships enjoy a fantastic term at Jigsaw

05 April 2016

We offered scholarship places for last term through Families Magazine, giving families the opportunity to apply for places in Jigsaw Hendon, Stevenage, Camden and Balham. Five students were successful in gaining a place with Kyan Dixon, Erin Duffy, Ava McCluskie-Ali, Rose Tettenborn and Lucas Rocha all enjoying an exciting term at Jigsaw.

What Does My Child Need?

05 April 2019

What does my child need? Every child is different, but whether it's learning focus, growing confidence, enjoying exercise, exploring their creativity or making friendships, they can find it in the performing arts.

Spotlight on Melissa Coleman

30 October 2018

This week we discuss teaching and pantomimes with Melissa Coleman who currently teaches Performing Arts at Jigsaw Balham.

Jigsaw Reviews: Mr Stink

27 July 2018

Jigsaw reviews are back! Find out what Jigsaw student Leyla, thought of Mr Stink at the Chickenshed Theatre.

Jigsaw Runs For Cancer Research!

03 July 2018

This month Company Director, Nicola Lander and Business Development Manager, Andy Hutchings will lace up their trainers for a cause close to their hearts as they take on the Virgin Sport British 10K.

Jigsaw students enjoy audition success!

27 April 2018

It’s already been an exciting year for the students of our agency, Jigsaw Arts Management. Since our last blog article in February many of them have been making their mark on the industry.

Summer term 2018 booking now open

30 January 2018

Now that our spring term is well and truly underway, we are delighted to announce that booking is open for our summer term which begins in April. Join us at locations across London and the Home Counties for 11 fun-filled weeks of drama, singing and dance classes.

When is the First Day of the Autumn term at Jigsaw Arts?

20 September 2017

It’s cold, it’s wet and it’s windy, and in the astronomical calendar Friday marks the start of Autumn in the UK which is good news for us, as it means that the new season is underway and it’s time for a new term of drama, singing and dance classes at Jigsaw Arts.

Jigsaw Agency Workshop Day

06 June 2017

We would like to invite Jigsaw students to join us for an Agency Workshop afternoon on Sunday 9th July at the Actors Centre, London.

A Huge Thank You From Jigsaw Arts

27 April 2017

All of us at Jigsaw Arts would like to extend a huge thank you to our customers for donating so generously to Noah’s Ark at the end of last term.

Jigsaw at The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

30 November 2016

Huge congratulations to the Wales Millennium Centre for winning the Business Award For Arts And Creative Services, and congratulations also to all finalists, award winners and event organisers for what was a truly memorable evening.

Drama Singing and Dance Classes This Autumn

15 September 2016

The sun is still shining and it feels as though summer is in the air, so it’s hard to believe that it’s time for the Autumn Term! This September, children aged 3-18 across London and the Home Counties will be tying up their laces and donning their Jigsaw uniforms for another exciting term of drama, singing and dance.

Review: The Box of Photographs, Polka Theatre

03 May 2016

Last weekend, Jigsaw Balham students Ilanah Rennalls and Isaiah Rennalls were given the exciting opportunity to review Polka’s new show The Box Of Photographs. Ilanah and Isaiah absolutely loved their trip to the theatre, and here are their extremely well-written reviews...

Franchise Success!

10 October 2014

This week is National Franchise Week and to mark our first franchisee Michael Twaits third term of running Jigsaw Arts Wimbledon we have asked Michael about his experience so far as he plans for his first end of term show!!