MTA's specialist teachers
At Mainstream, all of our teachers are experienced professionals—specialistsin the performing arts and in communicating their subject to young people.
What they say about us
What our clients, parents and students have said about our work.
With a mission to make quality performing arts tuition more accessible to children and young people, MTA was launched in 1981 in Denton, Tameside, Greater Manchester.
In its own schools, MTA provides a range of classes and training programmes for recreation, education and vocational aims. It has exciting and engaging classes in drama and acting techniques, singing, musical theatre and dance.
All disciplines taught offer optional nationally-recognised qualifications at all levels from absolute beginners up to private teacher status, with each syllabus providing an excellent foundation for further and higher education or a direct pathway into professional opportunities.
To support its performing arts teaching, MTA regularly stages productions including straight drama, pantomime, musical theatre and dance shows which all members can take part in to perform their skills before an audience.
A large part of the company is dedicated to services for schools. MTA supplies and manages its highly-skilled team of specialist teachers and industry professionals to deliver a wide variety of performing arts classes for enrichment, PPA, Extended Schools and holiday clubs for primary schools in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and throughout the north west.
MTA’s writers, directors and professional actors also regularly devise and deliver bespoke programs of theatre-in-education (TIE) and health education plays and workshops to teach important subjects in both primary and secondary schools.
The company has helped many thousands of young people to experience and embrace the arts and contributed to many professional careers. Now, in the 21st century, MTA still strives to offer the very best facilities, programs and performing opportunities at exceptionally low costs.