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Our state-of-the-art venue

The National College Creative Industries is based at The Backstage Centre at High House Production Park in Thurrock.

High House Production Park is just 30 minutes from London and home to the Royal Opera House’s production workshop and costume centre. In addition, a major new film and television studio complex is due to be built next to High House Production Park, creating 1,000 jobs in the immediate local area over the next few years. 

Purpose-built in 2013 to accommodate major productions, live events, rehearsals, conferences and workshops, The Backstage Centre was designed in consultation with industry experts from some of the world’s best theatre and live production venues. The result is a stunning state-of-the-art production environment.

Artists, including Derren Brown, Rod Stewart, Pet Shop Boys, Bastille, Diversity and Leona Lewis, as well as numerous theatre companies, have hired The Backstage Centre as a rehearsal venue. Filming hires include adverts for brands such as Pepsi Max and Pantene, and television shows including ‘Humans’. This provides an invaluable opportunity for our students to learn in a real working environment.

Key Facts

  • Versatile, soundproof 875 m2 sound stage with extensive rigging capacity
  • Rehearsal and filming space
  • Fully integrated state-of-the-art recording studio
  • CAD suite for lighting, stage design and programming
  • Dance studio with sprung floor
  • Fully-equipped wet room for prop making
  • Dressing rooms, bar and green room

Our Founding Employers

The industry has long recognised the need to develop new and enthusiastic professionals to support the production of the performing arts.

Get In Touch

The Backstage Centre
High House Production Park
Vellacott Close
Purfleet
Essex RM19 1RJ

020 3675 6750

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