Brackley and Cheney Music and Performing Arts Centre 

While Centres are not able to meet in person, we have a brand new initiative: NMPATVC our new virtual Centre.
Just like the regular centres you don’t need any experience to join in, and there is something for everyone who enjoys Music and the Performing Arts to participate in.
Register your attendance here or email for more information.
Sessions will be held on Saturday mornings from 9.30-12.30 via Zoom. There will be a timetable of activities including:
  • A welcome and warm-up session
  • Instrumental ensembles for all standards
  • Musical theatre
  • Adult community choir
  • Weekly workshops including GM, Jazz, Folk and Drama

View the full timetable here: VC timetable

​What can you do at the Centre?

Brackley and Cheney Music and Performing Arts Centre is run by a team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers and provides an exciting selection of music, art and drama sessions.

A timetable of face-to-face activities will be made available once we have confirmation around resuming meetings at the Centre.


For our younger children who perhaps have not started to learn an instrument yet, we offer an introduction to music through the use of instruments such as the ukulele, recorder, glockenspiel and percussion, and also encourage the children to sing and take part in lots of fun music games.

Our other music groups for those who already play an instrument, include:

  • Orchestras
  • Jazz bands
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Chamber
  • Guitar and Ukulele
  • Percussion
  • Rock bands

We cater for all abilities from the absolute beginner to the more advanced and we cover an extensive range of musical genres from Classical to Rock and Folk.


Our Art groups enable all children to explore many aspects of art using pastels, paint, pencils and collage, plus areas of craftwork.


Our Musical Theatre and Drama groups are a great place to build confidence, and give the children an insight into the technical elements of musical theatre and drama through activities, games and performance opportunities.

Come for a taster session

Every child is entitled to a no obligation taster session as this will give them a chance to experience the Centre before committing themselves. We therefore welcome you to come and see us any Saturday during term time, and one of our staff members will go through our timetable and show you around.

Where do we meet?

Under normal circumstances we meet at:

Bracken Leas Primary School
Magdalen Meadows
NN13 6LF

When do we meet?

Saturday mornings during term time: 9:15am to 12:15pm.​

Term dates for the current academic year

The autumn term will begin virtually – please register here or contact to register or for more information.

In the event of unavoidable closures, information will be via the centre on our Facebook feed.

The centre head is local strings, piano and keyboard teacher, Janine Mold.​

You can email the centre:

You can also contact the main NMPAT office.

Before you start

There is some important information we would need in order to safeguard your child to the best of our ability. Please complete the Student essential details form below and return it to your Centre Head

How much does it cost?

Please see the payments page for details of membership subscriptions and how to pay.

Help us reduce costs by paying online through Parent Pay and please consider Gift Aiding your membership subscription so that we can avoid raising subscription rates unnecessarily.

How to pay – ParentPay shop >>


You can find our child protection policy, code of conduct, and photographic policy on our policies page.

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