Stagecoach Cockermouth

Here at Stagecoach Cockermouth we run a positive and nurturing school that provides fun and education in a supportive, creative and nurturing environment. Our Stagecoach team are passionate about the performing arts; dance, singing and acting! We strive to teach life skills, to build confidence and to stretch children’s imaginations through the wonder of the theatrical world. Children love being creative, exploring ideas and expressing themselves. It is such a joy to be part of children’s learning and development; to watch them have fun, grow in confidence and to gain invaluable performance skills.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Naomi Bewsher - BA (hons)

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


We Are Back

Stagecoach Cockermouth will be re-opening its doors on Saturday 19th September! The Team simply can't wait! Acting, dancing and singing! Welcome to the wonderful world of Performing Arts! Enrol your child and let their Stagecoach journey begin...! Early Stages for children age 4 to 6 years and Main Stages for children ages 6 to 18 years.

Online Learning Studio

Whilst our schools are closed why not explore our new Online Learning Studio at There you can enjoy our free Bitesize classes or subscribe to our Masterclass sessions. Lets keep our performing arts education moving with!


We are delighted to announce that we accept Childcare Vouchers, we are registered with over 10 Childcare Vouchers providers and the list is growing! Being Ofsted registered enables us to offer this service to our families. We are also registered with the Tax Free Childcare scheme. You can use these methods to pay for all classes and workshops.


We offer ‘LAMDA’ Acting exams and ‘Rock School’ Musical Theatre exams. These progressive and practical exams are delivered by experienced Stagecoach tutors. Both boards are accredited by OFQUAL and provide students with credits that automatically form part of a career-long portfolio. Students as young as six can be working towards their future!


We are delighted to announce that Trinity College London is working with Stagecoach Performing Arts to support the quality assurance of our Stagecoach Schools Annual Review programme. Trinity experts conduct reviews and feedback to Principals to ensure the quality of our schools and safety of our students is exemplary.


Our son started Early Stages when he was 5 he is now in Main Stages and is loving it! We believe that his experience at Stagecoach has instilled within him a passion for the arts. He has grown and develop into a confident entertainer and a successful team member. Our weekend has to be organised around Stagecoach, or we are in big trouble!

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 - Naomi Bewsher - BA (hons)

Naomi is a performer and teacher in the arts. She gained her Performing Arts degree at Middlesex University 2001. Before becoming the Principal of her own schools, Naomi taught for over six years for Kendal and Lancaster Stagecoach in Early Stages and Main School. She was also Head of the Performing Arts Department at Lancaster and Morecambe College, managing and delivering the Btec Performing Arts Qualification. Naomi teaches in both primary and secondary schools in the local area, is a LAMDA teacher and a Dance Artist for Cumbria County Council.

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