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Why Performing Arts? 25 reasons to give it a go!

Jigsaw celebrated its 25th Birthday this year.  We have witnessed, over the last 25 years, the positive impact attending a performing arts school can have on a child’s progress and happiness.  It’s not just for the “arty types”, performing arts really does have something for everyone. In a world that is now dominated by technology and […]

Jigsaw Bexleyheath …. A Place to Belong!

Alex is the manager at Jigsaw Performing Arts School in Bexleyheath.  She chose to teach performing arts to children at Jigsaw due to it’s ethos.  A place to belong!  She shares what inspired her to take up performing arts and how she plans to inspire her Bexleyheath students this term. The first inspiration! My interest […]

Meet Shaun! New owner of Jigsaw Performing Arts School Sevenoaks!

Shaun became the new owner of Jigsaw Sevenoaks back in March this year.  He was raring to go and couldn’t wait to meet all the students at the school.  Here he is, six months later bursting with excitement, very ready to inspire all the young people at the school.   We thought you’d like to know […]

Preparing your child to return to school

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown has been an unprecedented situation in modern times. We don’t yet know the full impact this has had on the mental health and wellbeing of our children and young people. It has been challenging for us all in different ways and for some it has been traumatic. Sadly, some […]

A hairbrush in hand….pretending to be a superstar… Meet Megan!

Megan is the new owner of Jigsaw Performing Arts School in Ilford. She is buzzing with energy and excitement and ready to bring lots of fun to the performing arts classes in Ilford on Saturday afternoons.  We wanted to find out what sparked her interest in performing arts and her journey so far…. As a […]

Running a performing arts school in a challenging time!

The last six months have been a challenging time for many businesses and Jigsaw Performing Arts School was also one of them.  We had to close our doors before the end of the Spring term and lots of shows that the children had been working towards didn’t go ahead.  It was very disappointing.  We never […]

Spotlight on Rachel- Harlow and Broxbourne manager

Rachel is busy at Jigsaw Harlow running a Summer school at Passmores Academy this week.  We caught up with her to find out what she has planned! Who is the summer school for? We have half day classes for 3-5 year olds and full day sessions for 5-16 year olds. Our classes are suitable for […]

Spotlight on Balham school manager, Emily

Welcome to the Jigsaw franchise network Emily.   Emily has been a teacher and manager at Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools for just over 6 years and leads the singing teacher induction days. Emily had just taken ownership of the school when lockdown hit, not exactly what she was expecting at the beginning of her franchise journey. […]

What to do in school summer holidays in 2020?

More than ever our children need something to do this summer.  With so many weeks off school and a lack of structure and routine, the long summer holiday will not be as longed for.   With a limit on foreign travel too and the British holiday destinations looking like they might be overcrowded, having a stay-cation […]

Time to reflect on 25 years at Jigsaw!

By Founder and Company Director Nicola Lander I am delighted to share with you that this month Jigsaw is 25 years old. However, this is not what we were expecting in our 25th year.  The curtains are closed.  Studios are shut.  Pianos on pause.  For the first time ever, there are no Jigsaw Performing Arts […]

Shakespeare in the sun! Britain’s best outdoor theatres

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Theatre Phrases Everyone Should Know

From “break a leg” to “strike,” here’s what they mean and where they came from. The theatre truly has its own vocabulary. We have put together this list of crucial terms to help you better navigate the world of the stage and theatre history. While the list is not intended to be comprehensive, it will give […]