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. She is fully committed to providing a first class experience for all children and a productive education in the world of performing, all the while helping students grow in confidence, and achieve individual goals and ambitions. 
 
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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OUR TROUPE AT CHRISTMAS!

We have been invited to be the lead choir at this amazing festive evening, raising money for Harrison's Fund. We will also be performing 2 readings and getting jolly with a medley of our own! To book tickets please contact Juli@harrisonsfund.com!

COBHAM EXTRAVAGANZA!

To end the term on a festive high, main stage students were invited to take part in Cobham's Christmas Extravaganza light turn on! It was F-F-F-Freezing but totally worth it as all students belted out Christmas hits for a jolly big audience! Watch the video of the full performance on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StagecoachCobham

SPRING TERM 2018

Stagecoach Cobham students have lots to look forward to next term -because it's Show term! Early Stage students will be rehearsing 'Trolls The Musical' whilst Main Stage students will be putting together a compilation show of all of our favourite songs and scenes from the shows. Shows will be in March and we can't wait!

PARENTS DO STAGECOACH!

Stagecoach Cobham raised £494.27 for Harrison's Fund this term with parents donning 80's fancy dress & taking part in Parents Do Stagecoach! With generous prizes donated, parents not only took part in individual sessions in dance, drama & singing - they performed for the students as the tables turned! Check out photos & videos on our Facebook page!

2018 REGIONAL EVENT!

We are delighted to announce that we will be performing Disney's 'Beauty & The Beast' at the Watford Palace Theatre! On July the 1st, our Troupe will be part of a World Record attempt, as Stagecoach schools around the globe take to the stage to perform the Disney classic simultaneously. Will you be our guest?

THE S FACTOR!

Main stage students devised their own pieces this skills term, showcasing them at the end of term to a voting audience in a head to head battle! Students came up with their own storylines, songs, and dances after picking a theme, all the while building confidence & having lots of fun.

STUDENTS RECORD MUSICALS

A selection of Stagecoach Cobham students have recorded the songs from new musical 'Who's Your Mummy?' with these songs being available to purchase with script and score nationwide NOW! We have now recorded our THIRD Musical with this fantastic company and will record a 4th - a songbook next year!

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.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Stagecoach Cobham are always seeking opportunities for the students to perform! We have been invited to take our Troupe to the Birmingham Town Hall on the 16th December 2018 for a festive concert! Parents are invited to dine as this magical evening unfolds! 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 at an 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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