Big Creative Academy – New Building

An overview of our new specialist facilities at Clifton Avenue

Big Creative Academy’s new, visionary building for the creative arts is now open.

Work has completed on a £21m investment funded by the Department for Education on our Clifton Avenue campus. The building includes industry standard facilities for our courses for 16-23 year olds in Fashion, Make Up, Media, Performing Arts, Music, Technical Theatre, Art and Design and Health and Fitness.

Big Creative Village Artist Impression

Our specialist spaces include a 200-seater theatre, a gym, community café, outdoor performance area and gardens as well as technical studios for music, dance, drama, fashion, make up and TV.

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The vision we have for Big Creative Academy is here. It’s more important than ever that our young people are trained to have technical, industry-standard skills they can take into the real world, and for communities to come together. We look forward to welcoming you all.

Sacha Corcoran MBEAcademy Principal

These new facilities will ensure young people have the skills and networks to succeed in the creative industries.

A £21 million campus development, with specialist teaching facilities and creative work spaces.

Teaching Spaces

  • New courses in Technical Theatre, Theatrical and Media Make up, Health & Fitness
  • 21 classrooms in total
  • 4 non-specialist classrooms for core subjects, theory sessions
  • 17 specialist spaces
  • Spaces designed in line with Peter Barratt theories

Specialist Teaching Spaces

  • Music studios
  • Fashion studio
  • Drama, dance studios
  • Theatre (200-seater)
  • Outdoor performance area
  • TV studio
  • Editing suite
  • Technical theatre workshop
  • Make up studio
  • Gym
  • Outdoor fitness zone
  • Wellbeing rooms
  • Sensory garden

Hangout Spaces

  • Break out zones for each curriculum area
  • Learner services hub
  • Ideas store
  • Canteen and common room
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden areas
  • Plaza