Our World-Class 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. 

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.

Take a closer look at what The Backstage Centre has to offer:

Sound Stage

The centerpiece of The Backstage Centre is a fully soundproofed sound stage space, designed for arena-scale rehearsal and production work.

The Grid

Our new and exciting, state-of-the-art grid system replicates three different types of grids found in some of the world's largest performance spaces and exhibition halls.

Our Founding Employers

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