Stagecoach Bristol South West

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!

The Team

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


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Now Enrolling for Autumn

After brilliant results in our Musical Theatre PAA exams, and a packed Talent Factory project this summer, we're ready to start preparing a themed showcase this autumn. Every child will develop confidence and poise in singing, dance and drama to show to an invited audience. New comers will find plenty of support to reach their potential! Join us!

Around The World

Join us from next term to experience some theatre from around the world! We have a great team of teachers for September including new teacher Pete who will be leading our drama workshops. Can you affect a convincing foreign accent? Have you ever danced to Bollywood music? What kind of traditions and stories are popular in other countries?

The Christmas Tree

We have limited spaces available in our Early Stages classes for September this year! We will be working on a little performance of The Christmas Tree - a tale of fairies and elves in the forest with a touch of Christmas magic. Early Stages students enjoy a busy and fun 90 minutes with us every Saturday, learning the basics of performance.

Performance Opportunities

We are always actively looking for performance opportunities at Stagecoach Long Ashton and love to get out into the community to share our love of the Performing Arts, both in the local area and across Bristol. If you know of a local event that we could perform at - please let us know and WATCH THIS SPACE!

Spring term 2018

Next year 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.

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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