Guilsborough 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

The full timetable is available here: VC timetable

At Guilsborough Music and Performing Arts Centre we aim to provide the opportunity for students from the ages of 4 to 16 to make music, sing, dance and ‘get dramatic’. It doesn’t matter if they have never played an instrument, have only just started, or have been playing for years; we have activities to suit all ages and abilities.

For the very young, we have an early years music and dance session, a mini drama group and “theory is fun”.If you have not started to learn an instrument at school yet, we can offer choirs, dance, drama, steel pans and group tuition in guitar, drums and ukulele.

Students who already play an instrument have many different options including Guilsborough Rock School, jazz and wind bands and string and brass groups, plus theory, composition and exam preparation.

Come for a free taster session

If you would just like to come and see what we do, you would be most welcome to come for a free taster session. Just turn up and someone will be able to show you what there is to see.

Where do we meet?

Under normal circumstances we meet at:

Guilsborough School
West Haddon Road

When do we meet?

Thursday evenings during term time. We are open 5.30pm to 7pm.​

Term dates for the current academic year

The autumn term will begin virtually – please register here or contact 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 teacher, Rachel Cliffe.​

You can email the centre:

You can 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 Essential student details form below and return to your Centre Head.

How much does it cost?

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

For members of Guilsborough Centre only, the membership subscription will be charged at the ‘one session only’ price of £55.  If you wish to pay the standard membership subscription of £80, this will entitle you to full membership of Daventry Centre on a Saturday morning in addition to Guilsborough Centre on a Thursday evening.

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 >>


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