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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NEW THURSDAY SCHOOL!

Due to popular demand - we are expanding! As of September 2018, Stagecoach Cobham will be running on a Thursday evening from Parkside School in Cobham from 4.45 - 7.45pm. Our Early stages class will be held in St Mary's Church hall within the beautiful grounds from 4 - 5.30pm.

AUTUMN 2018 MAIN STAGES

This term coming all students will be working on their skills, building confidence and making friends for life!

EARLY STAGES THEME!

We are excited to announce our theme for our 4 Early stages classes which ties in nicely with the start of School for many of them! Through the disciplines of drama, singing and dancing we will be exploring the books of Julia Donaldson - allowing each student to flourish both individually as in a group.

A NEW RELATIONSHIP!

We were absolutely delighted to have been invited to host a series of Summer workshops for 4-6 & 6-8 year olds at The Medicine Garden this Summer and we had such a great time! We have been asked back to work more closely with The Medicine Garden from now on and we look forward to a great relationship! Watch this space...

WICKED WORKSHOP!

We are delighted to announce that Elisha Sherman will be delivering a WICKED workshop this October! Elisha brings with her a wealth of knowledge from the professional stage having just toured internationally with the show, and we can't wait to learn about the production as well as learn a number or two!

2018 REGIONAL EVENT!

On July the 1st, our Troupe took part in a World Record attempt, as Stagecoach schools around the globe took to the stage to perform Disney's 'Beauty & The Beast' simultaneously. Stagecoach Cobham opened the show at the Watford Colosseum and we were all excited and proud to be part of such an amazing event!

LAST TERM...

Early Stage students explored the theme of Superheroes whilst Main stages celebrated in style as Stagecoach turned the big 30 this year! We had such a great demo term and ended the academic year on a high!

COBHAM EXTRAVAGANZA 2018!

Main stage students have been invited to take part in Cobham's Christmas Extravaganza light turn on again this year after our massively successful performance last year! Watch the video of our full 2017 performance on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StagecoachCobham

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

We have been 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.

STUDENTS RECORD MUSICALS

Stagecoach Cobham students have recorded the songs from 5 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.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Stagecoach Cobham are always seeking opportunities for the students to perform! We have been invited to take students to ELEVATE! On Sunday 18th November for a charity concert! 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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