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OPENING Dates Announced for Portsmouth & Winchester

Winchester and Portsmouth are full of creativity with amazing theatres, music venues, festivals and such all around… it doesn’t matter whether it’s winter or summer, there’s always something to do, something to go and watch or to participate in.

We love the contrasting diversity of the two cities. One which possesses a huge cathedral in a tiny city and the other being the gateway to the UK’s naval base.

In these two cities there are thousands of young people who love to sing, dance and perform and we absolute love the offerings around both cities for all young people. There’s youth theatres, drama clubs, dance lessons of every style and even circus schools! Both cities boast a rich, dynamic and cultured experience for the kids growing up there, if they look for it. However they’re missing one thing.


Everybody loves to sing, especially kids! Whether that’s in the shower, on holiday or in the school choir. We even had one of our members admit to singing on the toilet – but hey, why not! Not everyone would admit to being very good, but one thing that’s certain is that everybody sings… which is amazing!

Young people have a tough time as it is. The pressure of needing to achieve at school, obliging to meet certain expectations and grades and being given homework to complete most evenings. As the arts are being stripped back in schools, there’s less creative outlets for kids which means more young people are becoming withdrawn and are desperately in need of a creative outlet…

Here at Sound Pop Academy, we like to think that not only do we teach young people about singing, harmony, vocal technique, performance, social and confidence skills, we allow young people to have a creative and safe place to come weekly, where nobody is judged but participation is simply celebrated.

We are so excited to be arriving in Winchester and Portsmouth this autumn because we know that there’s kids out there who desperately need a place to come each week and be themselves. As well as our weekly rehearsals throughout the year, we give our members the opportunities to go and gig across their region, to attend socials and events and to become part of the Sound Pop Academy family.

So if you’re living in or around Winchester or Portsmouth or if you know somebody who could benefit from Sound Pop Academy, then send them our way! We’d love to meet them. And we’d love for them to experience what we do.

Portsmouth – Opens Thursday 26 September – Castle View Academy, Portsmouth

Winchester – Opens Thursday 3 October – Unit 12, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester


Public Workshops

We run incredible public workshops throughout the year for young people aged 5-17! Tickets for our public workshops tend to go quickly, so be sure to keep checking back for new events if we’re sold out.