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Caelan is in the Band!

We are so proud to announce that our incredible Jigsaw Bushey student Caelan is currently appearing in the UK tour of “School of Rock The Musical”. Based on the hilarious hit movie, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a […]

Jigsaw Agency – What’s Involved?

Did you know that Jigsaw Arts has its very own agency? Jigsaw Arts Management is a theatre, TV & film agency representing children and young people from Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools. The agency provides a link between the schools and the Arts industry, giving students the potential opportunity to audition for professional work.  As our […]

Myles stars in Macbeth!

WOW! We have some very exciting news to share with you all. Our wonderful Jigsaw Watford student Myles is currently starring in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ at The Ameida Theatre, London. He stars alongside Oliver Award-nominee James McArdle and Four-time Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan. Myles is certainly no stranger to the West End stage. He […]

A warm welcome awaits! Meet Megan new owner and manager of Jigsaw Barnet!

Megan became the owner of Jigsaw Barnet August this year. She couldn’t wait to start and be introduced to the students as the manager. As the students at Barnet already know Megan from being their singing and Drama teacher, we thought you’d like to know why she made this transition before we start in October.   […]

Develop lifelong social skills and confidence with Melissa!

  Melissa Coleman is a trained actress, who specialises in musical theatre and pantomime, having worked extensively in the industry at home in the UK and abroad. As the new manager of Jigsaw Arts Enfield, Melissa says “Jigsaw is a safe space for children to come and express themselves freely without any judgement. Having attended […]

Meet Natalie, Hemel Hempstead

This week we have been delivering training for our new franchisees……… meet Natalie, school manager of our new venue in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday mornings! What sparked your interest in the performing arts? I was exposed to the performing arts from a young age as my parents are keen theatre goers. I would love the […]

Memories and friendships to last a life time! – Two Jigsaw students look back!

Melusine and Elena, now 17, met and became friends at Jigsaw Performing Arts School in Barnet.  After 13 years of dance, drama and singing classes on Saturday afternoons, it is time for them to move on but also reflect on the last 13 years and what they have learnt at Jigsaw.  Both have really progressed […]

10 Reasons to Dance (Not that you need a reason!)

There are so many reasons why dancing is good for you, it’s hard to know where to begin! It’s great fun and good for the physical and mental health! Besides being a good form of exercise and having a truly positive impact on our health, a recent study actually showed that it also makes us […]

How Social Activities Can Benefit Children’s Development

Childhood is a key time for developing lifelong skills and abilities. One area that really helps children to learn and develop new skills is social playtime. Social playtime can include a wide range of activities from sports to performing arts; it covers anything that requires children to work together to play. Social playtime helps children […]

10 Creative Self-Care Activities

10 Creative Self-Care Activities Here we are, in 2021, back in a lockdown that everyone hoped we wouldn’t have to contend with. Whilst we are all keeping safe at home, it is important to remember to promote positive mental health and ways in which to keep ourselves and our children positive. It has been a […]

Things to look forward to in 2021

2020 has been hard for many people. However, as the song goes, the sun will come out tomorrow… Here’s what we’re looking forward to in the new year!   Things to look forward to in 2021 Theatre will be back It’s been stop-start with the theatre in 2020 (although the huge number of shows made […]

Christmas Gift Guide!

Did you just realise you forgot someone on your Christmas list? Or is someone’s stocking is looking a little empty? Postage can be tricky in the lead-up to Christmas and cash can be a little impersonal. Luckily, there are plenty of other options if you’ve left some of your Christmas shopping to the last minute…  […]