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!

LAMDA examinations offered

The Team

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


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Pirates and Mermaids

Early Stages became Pirates and Mermaids this term when the performed their show on the stage in front of parents and friends. We took a swashbuckling adventure across the seas joined by a parrot, and lots of lovely swishing mermaids! Mrs. Pirate also made an appearance with a poem, and some lifeguards appeared to keep everyone in check!

Performance Troupe

This term Alex led the Performance Troupe in a piece from KInky Boots in preparation for the Keynsham Music Festival. We love this event as brings together the best in local talent and is a fabulous week of music, dance and the arts for the community. We always perform on the final day - Sunday. Congratulations to all of our talented students!

New School

As of September we will be opening a new Main School on site at Wellsway to meet the demand of our talented up and coming students who are 6+. The new school will be in Claverton block right next to where current classes run in the Mendip Building. Classes will be taught by two expert workshop leaders and the theme will be Circus!

Autumn Theme

Next term we will be taking inspiration from Little Shop of Horrors with our show term! This story of man eating plant who takes over a community has shed loads of comic appeal and an amazing score. In Main School everyone has a role to play and lines to say on stage - even if your child has never performed before.

Early Stages 4-6 years

We have limited space available in our very popular Early Stages classes with teacher Jo Browne for September. 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!

Summer School

This year for the first time ever we are running a summer school 14-18 August! We will be working on a show in a week written by Keynsham Founder Principal Di Waterman. Dash Through the Decades is a story of musical theatre in film and you can be a part of the fun - spaces are still available! The show will be on the Friday at 5pm

Discovery Day 9th Sept

Join us for a Discovery Day on the 9th September to see if Stagecoach is for you! A free 90 minute session with our team of expert teachers in situ at Wellsway School. You will then also have the opportunity to sign up for a two week trial. Booking is essential by emailing bristolkeynsham@stagecoach.co.uk or call us on 0117 9028925.

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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