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!


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

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


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This Autumn - Elf! Junior

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his stepbrother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Join us!

Early Stages

Early Stages is designed especially for 4-6 year olds, and supports learning in literacy, numeracy and confidence through creative play! Each class is capped at 18 students and runs for 90 minutes; 30 minutes each of drama, dance and singing. These classes perfectly prepare our students to move on to our older group, having mastered the basics.

Our Teachers

Our DBS checked teachers are all experts in their field. We have directors and practitioners with hours of classroom experience or qualified teachers with degrees in the Arts; they are all skilled, energetic and enthusiastic facilitators with a passion for the Performing Arts, and dedicated to enriching children and young peoples' lives.

Safety at Stagecoach

Your child is in safe hands at Stagecoach Long Ashton. We have a clear commitment to child protection and the safeguarding of our students is of the highest priority. For the full details please see https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/keeping-your-child-safe-(1). For further info please contact Olivia.

Be heard at Stagecoach

Working together, having fun and being creative is at the forefront of the learning and great for mental health. We want all of our students to feel that their voice is heard, and that they have something unique to bring to the Performing Arts. Within our group learning set up, we recognise that all of our students have individual strengths.

Warhorse Workshop

Last year 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 a was fascinating learning experience making the puppet 'breathe' and have 'weight' - both important to an audience.

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Stagecoach Early Stages
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)

Stagecoach Main Stages
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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