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Through Excellence in Arts Education and Performance for all, we strive to develop students and professional artists that represent an authentic and unapologetic South African performing arts industry.

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Enhance Employment Prospects

International industry standards

Development of the Eastern Cape

Safe Creative Space

About the institution.

Founded in 2020, the Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts is an institute that serves as an effective centre of activity for performing arts education in East London and the greater Eastern Cape region.

The Eastern Cape serves as a great source of talent for the South African performing arts industry

The institute is dedicated to offering structured training programmes in a variety of art forms in order to create a safe creative space where students and communities can develop their knowledge of the performing arts under one roof.

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Students emerge as multifaceted 21st century artists.


For students who wish to pursue professional dance training studies set to the South African and international industries.


Study universal music genres as well as modules that include songwriting, producing and vocal technique.


The programme is aimed to develop a strong skills set and offers training in acting for stage, film and television.

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