Masquerade School for the Performing Arts was launched in 1997 to provide high-quality training in the performing arts thus enhancing the level of the arts on the island.
Its mission is to provide high-quality education in the performing arts, and to help develop the individual through the discipline of theatre and performance. The school was set up to create progressive courses designed to enable young students to build confidence, learn how to co-ordinate mind and body, improve personal and social behaviour, respond to direction, develop memory and think creatively. However, Masquerade also provides a deeper level of education for adult students, widening their perspective of the theatre arts.
Masquerade School strongly believes in providing its students with performance opportunities. Learners are given the chance to perform twice during the scholastic year. Apart from having weekly classes, Masquerade students regularly benefit from having the opportunity to take part in various specialised activities including workshops, drama camps, and master classes conducted by national and international guest tutors. Therefore, students get to experience different pedagogical techniques, assisting their development as performers.
Masquerade organizes exchanges with foreign companies and schools taking its actors/students abroad to experience theatre and perform in other countries. Masquerade also brings over highly regarded foreign practitioners to give workshops and masterclasses on a regular basis.
Masquerade runs its own casting agency for children, providing a service for both local and foreign commercials and films.
Masquerade Malta is also the National Representative for TCL exams, giving learners in Malta the opportunity to be examined in Acting, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts and Communication subjects.