What is The Sophie Spencer Scholarship?

The Sophie Spencer Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for an existing MMTT student to continue to access high quality performing arts training for a full year for FREE!


The scholarship will be awarded annually to one student from our Swings or Principals Troupe who has continually impressed the MMTT teaching team and shown that they are:

The winning student will receive a 12-month (3 terms) full scholarship for Macclesfield Musical Theatre Troupe (MMTT) and will be exempt from paying fees for a full year.

The scholarship is in the memory of Sophie Spencer who tragically died in 2014. Sophie was a talented performer who loved to sing, act and dance. MMTT's Troupe Leader and Musical Theatre Teacher, Nicola Crooks (nee Spencer) is Sophie's cousin and is proud to be able to honour her cousin, and best friend, with this scholarship.

Our 2022 Winner

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Our 2021 Winner

Our 2021 winner of The Sophie Spencer Scholarship, Fin was extremely popular with our judging panel last year. In their feedback, they complimented Fin on his “great stage presence”, “real natural talent for dancing” and added that they “felt the joy and happiness with every step” that he danced! Well done, Fin!

Over the last year, Fin has gone from strength-to-strength during his time at MMTT. Fin auditioned successfully and was cast in a number of additional pieces for our first MMTT show, ‘There’s No Business Like Snow Business!’ where he showcased his dancing, singing and acting skills. Fin has also taken on the role of Musical Theatre Rep at MMTT, assists Nicola in Musical Theatre classes, created and runs our MMTT TikTok account, and won ‘Star of the Term’ for the Autumn Term 2021! Fin is such a valuable part of our Principals troupe and the MMTT Team.