Stagecoach Chertsey

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Welcome to Stagecoach Chertsey where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children and teenagers aged 4-6 (Early Stages) and 6-18 (Main Stages). Our singing, dancing and drama classes run on Saturday’s in term time and holiday workshops.

Since 2011 Stagecoach Chertsey has received 7 OUTSTANDING grades in independent inspections and under a new board of reviewers received the HIGHEST grading of 'EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS' for the quality of teaching in the categories of; SINGING, DRAMA and DANCE and for STUDENT PROGRESS: ACHIEVING POTENTIAL.

We offer 2 week Try Outs (Limited places) but there is no audition process and no experience is necessary. In our friendly and nurturing school children quickly make new friends and experience the fun of becoming part of a team as they learn skills for life as well as performance.  By limiting our class sizes it allows our teaching team to support  and enable each child to fulfil their individual potential in a non-competitive, safe and above all fun environment! Our priority is to develop self-confidence and self-esteem, to encourage creative and imaginative expression and build a firm foundation of self-belief for future learning. Stagecoach Chertsey is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, to empower children and young people to be resilient, courageous and confident.

To find out more call Principal Caroline on 0772 517 6102 or press the enquire button below.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Caroline McCrink - BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Arts

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

Meet The Team

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TV & FILM STUNT WORKSHOP

On Saturday 10th March 2018, Main Stages students are in for a treat during sessions as they'll take part in a (complimentary) TV & FILM STUNT WORKSHOP led by a specialist practitioner who will be revealing industry secrets what happens on a film set and helping them create an action sequence of their own!

30th Anniversary Events!

Join Stagecoach Chertsey and help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of Stagecoach! We have LOTS of exciting events planned to mark our 3 decades of Stagecoach bringing creative courage in to young people's lives and to celebrate Stagecoach Chertsey's 15 year anniversary!

ENROLLING NOW!

Limited places - Book your 2 WEEK TRY OUT NOW! Our Sessions run on Saturdays and the spring term starts on Saturday 13th January and ends on Saturday 24th March 2018. Singing, dancing acting classes for ages 4-6 and 6-18. Call Principal Caroline on 0772 517 6102.

PERFORM IN THE WEST END

In 2017 at Stagecoach Chertsey 45 of our students aged 8-18 have been thrilled to perform at 2 National events and the next event will be on Sunday 15th April 2018 at The Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End of London! Rehearsals will begin in January. For more details about how to join our school or come for a 2 week try out call 0772 517 6102.

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 - Caroline McCrink - BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Arts

Caroline's love of the Performing Arts began when she attended a part-time theatre school as a child. She studied drama, dancing and singing, along with the L.A.M.D.A. syllabus, and she was lucky enough to be cast in TV roles. Later Caroline went on to graduate with a Leeds university B.A. Honours Degree in Theatre Arts. Initially she taught in a series of Theatre in Education programmes in primary schools throughout the UK. Then, as an actress, Caroline performed in National Tours and in Repertory theatre including a season at Chichester Festival Theatre in both the Main House and Minerva, in a variety of leading roles, including Cathy in 'Wuthering Heights', Olivia in 'Twelfth Night' and Emily Bronte in 'The Glass Town Confederacy'. For many years Caroline has been working for Artist Management companies in the music industry but she finds her role of Principal at Stagecoach Chertsey the most rewarding as it gives her the opportunity to work alongside her creative team and share her enduring passion for the Performing Arts.