Performance Arts Awards Musical Theatre - Out Now


We are proud to announce the new PAA Musical Theatre syllabus is out now and available to download for free!

Performance Arts Awards (PAA), RSL's innovative performing arts qualifications have today launched a brand new suite of accredited Musical Theatre qualifications for all aspiring Musical Theatre performers.

Developed alongside industry specialists and education professionals, PAA Musical Theatre further continues RSL's long -standing commitment to industry relevance and academic rigour by launching a world-class suite of qualifications from Premiere to Grade 8.

PAA Musical Theatre exams are specifically designed to measure, assess and reward progress throughout the year whilst encouraging innovation and creativity. PAA is the only examination board that assesses a group performance in Musical Theatre, awarding each candidate an individual grade and certification.

Why you’ll love PAA Musical Theatre


PAA Musical Theatre gives teachers the power, freedom and flexibility to create their own bespoke curriculum around their existing programme.

  • Fully accredited by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA
  • UCAS points awarded at Grades 6, 7 and 8
  • Measure, assess and reward individual student's progress throughout the year
  • Flexible and inclusive to all ages - complete range of musical theatre grades from Premiere to Grade 8
  • PAA Musical Theatre exams fit seamlessly with your school's annual performance
  • No membership fees and FREE supporting materials to help guide, inspire and motivate your students

 The new PAA Musical Theatre syllabus is truly unique in its structure. Not only have we developed the qualification with inclusivity, creativity and industry relevance in mind, but also instilled it with the flexibility and freedom for teachers to create, build and evolve their own bespoke curriculum around their students – a quality that is all too often stripped from the learning process.   Francesca Denton, Head of Performance Arts at RSL

Start delivering innovative Musical Theatre qualifications today!
Join the hundreds of schools, centres and private providers already delivering PAA exams.

Download the syllabus specification and supporting materials for FREE