Stagecoach Canterbury

Welcome to Stagecoach Canterbury where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes in Canterbury, stretching young imaginations and building confidence. We ensure that each child gets the most out of their experience by building life skills and confidence while having lots of fun. Stagecoach Canterbury opened in 1996 and many of our students have gone on to achieve great things.
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Claire Beddow

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


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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY!

Come and see Canterbury Stagecoach students perform at the Christmas Market on Saturday 23rd November and you could claim one of these Golden TIckets to claim your free trial! We are performing between 11.00 and 12.35 and again between 3.00 and 4.35. Don't miss out!

* Exciting News! *

Join Stagecoach Canterbury, and you too could be performing at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford in June 2010. All you have to do is enrol for next term and then you could also be performing in Dartford next year. CONTACT US NOW!

WEST END LIVE

We took 15 students to the West End this week to perform at the Adelphi Theatre. They did a marvellous job. We have another opportunity coming up in June, so sign up now to Stagecoach and you too could take part in this event.

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We are still enrolling for the Autumn term. Early Stages (4 - 6years) Saturdays 9.30 - 11.00. Main Stages (6 - 15 years) Saturdays 10.00 - 1.00 and 2.30 - 5.30. Further Stages (16 - 21 years) Saturdays 2.00 - 5.00.

OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM

We have lots of opportunities for the students to perform. In October this year we are performing at The Adelphi Theatre in the West End!! Next year we are performing at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings and The Orchard Theatre in Dartford. Apply now to enrol at Stagecoach Canterbury and your child could also perform at one of these great venues.

XMAS MARKET PERFORMANCE!

Back by popular demand! We will once again be performing at the Canterbury Christmas Market on Saturday 23rd November. Come see us in Whitefriars and the High Street. Better still enrol your child and they could perform too!

DISNEYLAND PARIS

Disneyland Paris! We have exciting news!! Stagecoach Canterbury have been invited to perform at Euro Disney in July 2020. Students will perform in the Disney Parade, attend a Disney Workshop and sing in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle during this 3 night, 4 day magical adventure. It's not too late to join us!

WE OFFER LAMDA TUITION!

One of our students Danni receiving her certificate from the last set of exams. We offer tuition by Lamda Teachers for Lamda Exams in Acting, Speaking Verse and Prose, Public Speaking and Musical Theatre. These are a great way of building up confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas as well as taking exams.

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Our advanced musical theatre sessions give talented students the chance to extend their performance skills.  Through in-depth training and master classes, we help students to hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting.  We also give students the confidence to audition for theatre and vocational drama schools (if that is their goal) and make sure they are well prepared for interviews and auditions. 

Fees in accordance with Main Stages.

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Claire Beddow

We are delighted to announce that Claire Beddow is going to be the managing Principal for Stagecoach Canterbury. Claire has been a teacher at Canterbury stagecoach for 8 years and has a wealth of knowledge & experience to bring to the role.

Claire started her training at the age of 4 and went on to further her qualifications at Pattisons College, where she became an Associate of the I.S.T.D and I.D.T.A. Claire has had a long career in the Performing Arts in Musicals and Cabaret as well as choreographing numerous shows and performances with her own dance troupe C’est Chic. As a Choreographer she has worked with many Artistes such as Danny La Rue and Cheryl Baker to name but a few.

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