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.



The Stagecoach Team loves Workshop week; it's busy, fast paced, professional and above all fun! This year's Workshop is ‘The Addams Family' which promises to be a great show! You don’t have to be a Stagecoach student to attend all you need is enthusiasm. Come and join us; you will experience the performing arts and make new lifelong friendships.


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!


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!


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.

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Stagecoach Early Stages
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)

Stagecoach Main Stages
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)

Stagecoach Further Stages
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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