Performance Trip: Celtic Connections

 Anoushka Shankar x SCO x Orchestral Qawwali Project 

Friday 28 Jan, 7pm at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall

WACI are delighted to be bringing you our first performance trip since the start of the pandemic and even more excited that it’s a trip to Celtic Connections!

Woman dancing in a field of wheat

World-renowned heir to her father Ravi Shankar’s iconic legacy, sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has built her career on transcending genres and musical boundaries, mixing styles that range from flamenco to electronica, and collaborating with such diverse luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Patti Smith, Joshua Bell, Ibeyi and His Holiness the Dalai Lama 

Here, together with a selection of solo pieces, she joins forces with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to revisit her father’s Concerto No.3 for sitar and orchestra, in which she featured on its Carnegie Hall premiere in 2009.

Book Your Place Now

Places are free for WACI pupils but are limited. We would encourage you all to sign up ASAP and ask that you only sign up if you can attend.


If you have any questions about this activity, don’t hesitate to contact Becca at:

Glasgow Festival Trip: Rocks at GFT

WACI are pleased to invite our pupils join us on our trip to see Rocks at Glasgow Film Festival.

When: Sunday 8th March
Where: Meet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at 15.30 to then walk to the Glasgow Film Theatre.
Who: Open to all WACI pupils

About the film: Rocks is Olushola Joy Omotoso (Bukky Bakray), a London teenager whose life is radically altered when she is left on her own with a little brother who needs her. Fearing they will be separated, she decides to step up to the situation. She tells no one and carries on with a little help from her friends, especially Sumaya (Kosar Ali). Based on a script by award-winning playwrights Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson, Sarah Gavron’s Rocks is a raucous celebration of female friendship told with wit, compassion and vibrant performances from a stunning young ensemble.

You can check out the trailer here.

Book your place: here
Booking deadline: Thu 5 Mar

*Update: Sign up for this has now closed.


Bookings Now Open for Performance Trips

WACI is pleased to announce two performance trip opportunities for WACI pupils.

Performance trips are great to attend ahead of any interviews or auditions where you can practice critically analysing a piece of work but is also a great way to see performances that you might not otherwise see and to meet new friends that are interested in the same things you are!

Performed by the Glasgow Philharmonic

When: Fri 21 Feb, 7 pm
Where:  Meeting at RCS then short walk to Royal Glasgow Concert Hall

The 6th Annual Movies to Musicals concert will see the orchestra performing classic movie soundtracks and some of your favourite and well-loved musical songs with some of the biggest names to have graced London’s West End stages! They will be joined by their Kids’ Cast, Musical Theatre Cast, and other special guests! Come along and witness over 400 performers on stage right here in Glasgow.

When: Wed 18 March, 7 pm
Where: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Set in the 1940s, against a backdrop of old Hollywood glamour and true-crime tales, a writer struggles to separate his real-life drama from what’s in the pages of his screenplay. A vibrant cast of characters are propelled by a brilliant jazz score through all the twists and turns of fame, fortune and film noire.

*Bookings are now closed*

Theatre Trip: Frankenstein

Widening Access to the Creative Industries is offering you the opportunity to see Mary Shelley’s: Frankenstein at the Theatre Royal

Rona Munro has created a brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece which places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

WhenWednesday 27th November at 7pm.
Where: Meeting at the RCS for 7pm to then walk to the Theatre Royal.

*Update: Sign up for this has now closed.