Stagecoach Bristol Keynsham

We believe that learning skills in the Performing Arts to be invaluable - confidence, memory, concentration, presentation skills, critical thinking, social skills -  just some of the areas that will be enhanced by your child taking part in our classes.  These are skills for life that we passionately believe in. Our school is a highly creative and dynamic environment where your child will learn valuable skills from industry trained professionals. We cover a wide range of theatrical styles and performance genres with our expert team across dance, drama and singing.

We offer a wide variety of performance opportunities such as musicals, devised pieces, PAA Musical Theatre and LAMDA exams, talent shows, film projects and much more. We also now offer summer schools where children and young people can get stuck into the creative process of producing a big show in one week.

Join us now for high quality engaging and memorable experiences for your child - call any time for more information and check out our Facebook page too. 

Most importantly your child will have FUN! Call now to book your place for the Autumn term!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Olivia Kennard - BA (Hons) Performing Arts - Drama

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.

Meet The Team


Bath Xmas Market

This year our talented Performance Troupe will be raising money for Stagecoach's chosen charity YoungMinds. Join us at the beautiful Christmas Market in Bath on the 25th November and hear them sing twice over the course of the afternoon. YoungMinds work with children and young people all over the country offering advice, help and support.

Keynsham Showcase 2019

Next term we look forward to celebrating the talent in our schools with a local showcase for all to enjoy. Following the success of our annual performances at the Keynsham Music Festival, we look forward to performing for family and friends at The Space, Keynsham, a new arts theatre on the High Street and bringing some of the Stagecoach magic

Early Stages Show 2019

Fairytales! Next term we will explore the thme of Fairytales and myth with our three fab classes. For the first time ever there will be a chance for children to opt into a national showcase at the Bournemouth Pavilion on the 24th March. This will be an extra performance opportunity, with lots of other Early Stages groups from around the country

Into The Woods Jr 2019

Summer 2019 sees the return of our annual show - which will be Into The Woods JR. Recently made even more well known with a film starring Meryl Streep, this story sees popular fairytales meet with an incredible score by Stephen Sondheim. We very much look forward to staging at the end of our term in July 2019 - come and join the fun!

Autumn term - DRAMA!

After a busy year of large scale performances and Musical Theatre - the Autumn term's focus will be on drama. Script work, how to build a character, and deliver a great performance on stage - it's all in there this term with a look at some one-act plays and fantastic material (of course we will sing and dance too....!)

Beauty and the Beast 2018

In July we got together with Disney to bring you a World Record breaking concert of Beauty and the Beast. This timeless musical concert was performed by our students as part of Stagecoach national bid for the world record. It was an incredible day and evening of song and we are now waiting for the result...

Summer School - Alice!

From the moment students arrive at the workshop, they’ll be caught up in the excitement of fun and creativity whilst making new friends. They will experience the process of casting, rehearsing and performing, develop confidence and skills in several memorable and inspiring days. Join us for a show in a week! Newcomers welcome!

Bristol Hippodrome 2018

Last term for the first time, and to help celebrate our 30th anniversary we performed live at the Bristol Hippodrome with the first Stagecoach Showcase. Every student had the opportunity of treading these famous boards, and had a glimpse into the wonderful world of this beautiful theatre.

Performance Troupe

At Stagecoach Keynsham we have a Performance Troupe that meet at lunchtimes and work on Musical Theatre pieces to perform at extra shows and festivals. The troupe is comprised of Stage 2s and 3s from both morning and afternoon schools, and made up of students who want to focus on a high level of performance.

Early Stages 4-6 years

We have limited space available in our very popular Early Stages classes with teacher Jo Browne for this term. We like to work on themed terms with lots of fun games and exercises, all designed to prepare your child in the basics of performance whether they go on to pursue a career in the arts or use them as skills for life - they feel confident!

Her Majesty's Theatre

Our superbly talented Performance Troupe performed their medley of Newsies/Kinky Boots at this famous and packed West End theatre this week. All 17 members of our Troupe gave it everything and we are so proud! Singing live in harmony to a full dance routine - just awesome! A brilliant day and evening with many other talented Stagecoach Schools .

War Horse Workshop

Last term we enjoyed a Warhorse Workshop with Associate Director of Movement and Puppetry with Warhorse - Matthew Forbes. All the students had an 80 minute workshop and learned how to 'animate' a person made from paper. It was a fascinating learning experience making the puppet 'breathe' and have 'weight' - both important to an audience.

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Olivia Kennard - BA (Hons) Performing Arts - Drama

Olivia graduated from Middlesex University in 2002 with a degree in the Performing Arts - Drama. Olivia started working in local television at age 16 and subsequently worked as a researcher/reporter for HTV West and Presenter for Endemol networks.  After graduation back in the UK Olivia continued to work professionally with corporate clients including the Arcadia Group and GAP.  Performance credits include ‘Margaret’ in Much Ado About Nothing with The British Touring Shakespeare Company, Casualty for the BBC, and acting work for Channel 4.  An experienced voice over artist, she have also recorded content for corporate clients, ITV Carlton and educational content for English language learning material during her time living in Hong Kong.

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