NMPAT Kettering 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 General Musicianship, Jazz, Folk and Drama

View the full timetable here: VC timetable

NMPAT Kettering is run by a fantastic team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers who provide an exciting and comprehensive variety of music, dance, musical theatre, and drama sessions for all children aged 3 to 18 years old.

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

Early years – Swans Class

Our early years class is for children aged from of 4 to 7 years and is a thriving and exciting programme that gives our young performers experience in singing, dance, theatre and ocarina.

The class runs from 9 to 11am, with an option for any child who is in year 2 to join our main centre groups from 11am to 12pm at no extra cost.

For younger children, who find a two-hour session a challenge, there is an option to attend part of the session at a reduced rate.  Please contact Andy Macfarlane for more details on

Main centre year 3 plus


For our younger students who perhaps have not started to learn an instrument yet, we offer an introduction to music through the use of instruments such as the guitar, recorder, keyboards and drums, and also encourage the children to sing in our centre choir.

For children already learning an instrument

Our other music groups include two orchestras, wind band, brass group, traditional / folk group, strings, guitars, drums, recorders, and 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.


We are currently able to offer several dance classes – for beginner to advanced, and these include two mixed dance groups: boys only street and ballet/tap. We have 3 fantastic dance teachers to take you through your steps and provide a wealth of styles.

Drama and acting skills

The drama and acting skills groups are a great place to build confidence and give our pupils an insight into the technical elements of drama through activities, games and performance opportunities.

Musical theatre

We have two musical theatre groups including our Training Musical Theatre for our younger students and those who are less experienced and are wanting to build up their skills.

Each year our musical theatre groups stage a full production. Previous productions include: Bugsy Malone, Oliver, Annie, The Boyfriend, Fiddler on the Roof Junior, Guys and Dolls Junior, Back to the 80’s, Fame Junior and Singing in the Rain Junior and Annie.  We will be putting on our 2019 show at the end of June.

Our awards success

In 2013 we won the NODA Award for Best Youth Production in the Eastern Region District 7 for our production of Fiddler On The Roof Junior. We have also been nominated for our productions of Guys and Dolls, Back to the 80s and Fame.

National Operative and Dramatic Association (NODA) gives advice and support for amateur theatre companies, to help achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance. They review performances and give out awards for best production and competitions for the best programmes and posters. For more information, see their website.

Concerts and performances

We hold concerts each term with a workshop day in the summer term. We have evening concerts for our senior groups.

Our senior groups perform regularly outside the centre at charity and community events. The centre also takes part in local and national festivals.

What else we offer

Relaxed sing-along

The centre runs a monthly relaxed sing-along which is suitable for children with additional needs and their families and carers. These run from September to July.

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:

The Latimer Arts College
Castle Way
Barton Seagrave
NN15 6SW

When do we meet?

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

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 brass teacher, Andy Macfarlane.

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 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.

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