CROSSROADS LIVE PARTNERS WITH MOUNTVIEW ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS
...TO AWARD £100,000 OF SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS
Photo: Steve Gregson
…TO AWARD £100,000 OF SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts is delighted to announce a major new partnership with Crossroads Live, one of the world’s leading producers of musical theatre, pantomime and immersive experiences. Over the next four years, dozens of students will benefit from Crossroads Live Scholarships, providing invaluable support to performers undertaking undergraduate courses in Musical Theatre, Acting and Actor Musicianship from September 2023.
Mountview and Crossroads Live share a commitment to removing barriers to careers in the arts and believe that a person’s circumstances should never prevent them from reaching their potential. This partnership continues this commitment at a time when the cost-of-living crisis is particularly impacting the next generation of talent.
To ensure we are training the very best talent, and our stages and screens are representative of the society we live in, Mountview provides financial support to those who could not otherwise afford to train through its Scholarships programme. This commitment from Crossroads Live joins a growing raft of support and funding at Mountview, made possible thanks to forward-thinking individuals and organisations.
Mountview is incredibly excited to announce this new four-year sponsorship from Crossroads Live. These scholarships will enable some of the most talented students in the UK to train at Mountview. The impact of this partnership cannot be understated, helping us to achieve our commitment to access and continue to deliver a pipeline of extraordinarily skilled performers to the creative industries. We’re especially delighted that this support comes from one of the industry’s leading producers who employ dozens of Mountview graduates each year and who recognise this essential need for supporting the next generation of talent.
Sally Ann Gritton, Principal, Mountview
As a former actor who wishes he’d had the chance to attend drama school, I’m delighted to create Crossroads Live Scholarships, in partnership with Mountview, one of the UK’s leading drama schools. It’s vitally important that we do whatever we can to help encourage and support the next generation of acting talent and Crossroads Live’s financial commitment to this scheme over the next four years will help make their dreams a reality. We look forward to employing our first Crossroads Live Scholar in the future!
David Ian, Co-CEO Crossroads Live Group
To find out more about our work creating access to drama training, click here.
To find out more about Funding and Scholarship options at Mountview, click here.
To find out more about Crossroads Live, click here.
Mountview is one of the UK’s leading drama schools and has been training performance and production artists since 1945, offering the first specialist Musical Theatre training in Europe in 1992. Mountview’s purpose-built home in Peckham was completed in 2018 and includes two theatres, The Mack and Backstage Theatre (made possible by donations from the Mackintosh Foundation and Backstage Trust), 23 acting, dance, TV and radio studios, production arts workshops and public cafés and bars. The building is also home to creative organisations including disability arts practitioners Candoco Dance Company and Touretteshero, and a professional rehearsal suite. Alumni include Olivier Award winning actors Giles Terera and Rebecca Trehearn, Eddie Marsan, Amanda Holden, Amy Trigg (winner of the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020) and 2021 Evening Standard Future Theatre Award Winners Emily Aboud and Beth Hinton-Lever.
With offices in the UK, Australia, and North America, Crossroads Live is one of the world’s leading producers of musical theatre, pantomime, and immersive experiences. Crossroads Live has presented over 500 productions, seen by millions, in over 40 countries, working in
partnership with the world’s leading creators, rightsholders and promoters. Crossroads Live is formed of leading producers and presenters of world-class musical theatre, united in the shared vision of becoming the first and foremost global distributor of iconic theatrical entertainment. Beginning with David Ian Productions (UK, acquired in 2019), Crossroads Live has expanded its geographical reach and unrivalled team through the subsequent acquisitions of the Gordon Frost Organisation (Australia, 2020), Qdos Pantomimes (UK, 2021), and TROIKA Entertainment (North America, 2022). Crossroads Live believe that diversity of thought, culture, background, and perspective creates stronger productions, and better experiences for its teams and for audiences.