Stagecoach Cobham

Welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts Cobham!
 
We provide high quality part-time training in the Performing Arts for children aged 4 - 18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes for children - stretching young imaginations, building confidence and life skills whilst also having fun through all the three disciplines. Our Principal, Jo, has a background as a professional actress, ex West End agent and published author, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience that she aims to instil into the school and students. 
 
Jo, alongside her fantastic team of teachers, strives to deliver excellence in education, and inspire the students of Stagecoach Cobham - allowing each and every child to flourish not only in class, but in life.


Childcare vouchers accepted
We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Jo Bentley

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

Meet The Team

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AUTUMN 2018

In our term just gone, all students worked on their skills, building confidence and making friends for life! We are now in a great place for demos and shows next term with students all improving across the board!

WICKED WORKSHOP!

We were delighted to welcome Elisha Sherman to all of our Main stage schools this term - Elisha brought with her a wealth of knowledge from the professional stage having just toured internationally with WICKED, and we learnt about the production as well as a couple of numbers! The students learnt them so quickly!

EARLY STAGES THEME!

We had so much fun discovering the world of Julia Donaldson in our 4 Early Stage classes last term through acting, singing and dance!

ELEVATE!

Stagecoach Cobham's Friday stage 1's were been invited to perform this term in the charity concert ELEVATE! This was on Sunday 18th November and we ROCKED IT!

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

We did it! We were invited back on December 7th to be a part of this fabulous carol concert at St Andrew's Church. We are proud to be fundraisers, and involved with such a great local charity.

SPRING 2019..

Whilst our Thursday School is in Demo term, our Friday & Saturday schools are in Show term! We can't wait to get started on our shows & presentations - welcoming friends and family to see our work!

COBHAM EXTRAVAGANZA 2018!

Main stage students were invited for the second year running to take part in Cobham's Christmas Extravaganza light turn on after our massively successful performance last year! Watch the video of our full 2018 performance on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StagecoachCobham

STUDENTS RECORD MUSICALS

Stagecoach Cobham students have recorded the songs from 6 BRAND NEW musicals with The School Musicals company. These songs are available to purchase with script and score nationwide NOW! We have just scheduled our seventh session with more batches of Cobham students taking part in this fantastic company!

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

We accept Childcare vouchers as payment! Childcare vouchers are an employee benefit for all eligible working parents. The part of your gross salary you exchange for childcare vouchers is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions. Because of this, you can make savings of up to £933 a parent, a year.

DISNEYLAND PARIS!

Stagecoach Cobham Main Stage students have been invited to perform at Disneyland Paris in Summer 2019! Students will perform in the Disney Parade, and take part in a workshop with the Disney cast in this 3-night 4-day magical adventure.

HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE

On Sunday 30th June 2019 Stagecoach Cobham will be taking their Performance Troupe to the West End! This is so exciting and we know our troupe will be fantastic. Watch this space...

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Jo Bentley

Jo has over ten years of experience in the Entertainment Industry as a professional actress, ex-West End agent and published author. She graduated from the University of Winchester with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Performing Arts, and then went onto train at the London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT).

She spent six years in the performing world, performing in the West End, regionally, recording cast albums, performing in and producing dozens of concerts around the country fulfilling many of her ambitions.

Whilst touring in Dr Doolittle, Jo felt a natural pull to move across into the world of Agenting and secured employment straight away at top London theatrical agency – Cole Kitchenn Personal Management where she spent 5 happy years.
As a TV and theatre agent, she helped represent a number of celebrity clients including Jennifer Ellison, Christopher Biggins, Ian H Watkins, Roxanne Pallett, Sid Owen and Michelle Collins to name but a few, as well as handling her own roster of clients. More importantly, she also had a hand in discovering, nurturing and mentoring young clients on the road to a career in the Arts - and it’s here that she found ultimate contentment.

Being able to uncover hidden treasures in each and every student, helping them to achieve their own success and instilling confidence and individuality is what has driven Jo to become the Principal of Stagecoach Cobham. This, and a palpable love for the Arts that she feels a responsibility to share with the young people of today.

Jo’s ultimate goal is for students to enjoy drama, dance and singing as much as she did when she was their age. Wanting each child to look forward to their classes, to feel that for a period of time, they can escape whatever life they lead outside of those four walls. They can explore, create and discover in a safe environment - hopefully helping each to learn a bit about themselves in the process. Her goal is to bring all aspects of the professional theatre experience into the Stagecoach environment with the help of FIVE amazingly talented teachers, providing each and every student with the experience they deserve.

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