NMPAT Nene Valley 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

Nene Valley Music and Performing Arts Centre is based at Oundle Primary School. There are lots of different musical and artistic opportunities for the young performers of the Oundle area. Come and see us!

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

Young Performers

The Young Performers club runs throughout the morning and is split into three distinct sessions:

  • At 9am, children of reception age through to Year 3 can participate in musical activities followed by a dance session at 9:55am.
  • At 11:05am we offer a beginner ukulele class for children up to Year 4.

Musical theatre

We have a thriving musical theatre community with a class for children in Year 6 and above, and this is complemented by separate, age-specific, dance and drama classes.

Instrumental musicians

For our more traditional musicians we have a number of instrumental ensembles catering for a wide range of ability and experience.

These include:

  • strings groups
  • wind bands
  • brass
  • woodwind beginner groups
  • folk / klezmer group
  • jazz group
  • keyboard classes

Rock school

For those budding rockers and future pop stars, our rock school runs throughout the morning, and there is also a beginner acoustic guitar class at 9.55am. 


There are plenty of performance opportunities during the year including our Christmas concert and fayre, rock school showcase, Thrapston Charter Fair and our summer concert.

  • Find out more by visiting our Facebook page.

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. We look forward to welcoming you!

Where do we meet?

Under normal circumstances we meet at:

Oundle Primary School
Cotterstock Road

When do we meet?

Saturday mornings during term time: 9am to midday.​

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 brass teacher, Shaun Moffat.

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.

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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