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The only Performing Arts Academy in the MENA region

Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) is dedicated to world-leading education and training in the performing arts. SPAA will see performers and technicians hone their craft while receiving global qualifications, paving the way for a successful future on and off the world stage. SPAA is a centre of excellence – the only dedicated performing arts academy of its kind in the Middle East – where everyone is welcome, from all backgrounds, to realise their potential as the new creative citizens of the world.

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Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) is located within Sharjah’s University City, a vibrant community home to more than 20,000 students and 15 higher education institutions. Established in 1997 by HH, Ruler of Sharjah, University City asserts Sharjah as a forward thinking emirate of education excellence, open to inviting academic exchange, curiosity and experiences in many fields of study.

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From the West End to Broadway - our inspirational team will push the boundaries of any aspiration you have.

World Stage Design (WSD) is the first and only designer-based exhibition to showcase and celebrate performance design from individual designers. Held every four years, WSD has now travelled to five cities: Toronto, Seoul, Cardiff, Wales, Taipei, & Calgary. The sixth WSD exhibition will be held in Sharjah, UAE from Saturday 18th  -  Saturday 25th October 2025. World Stage Design 2025 will be co-produced by Sharjah Performing Arts Academy and OISTAT.