Stagecoach Folkestone

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Folkestone is a part-time performing arts school for children and young people looking for classes in acting, singing and dancing. Unlike a drama school or youth theatre, Stagecoach Folkestone is a place where kids can come along for a three hour intensive session of top quality training in all three theatre disciplines once a week. All our students have the opportunity to perform in shows, take musical theatre examinations and join the agency. Parents often remark how much confidence their children gain after joining the school and students tell us how much they love the classes.
All our performing arts classes are taught by experienced teachers with an excellent track record within the arts. The school is located in Folkestone, Kent and run by Avril Crawford, Avril specialises in the performing arts.

Principal Avril Crawford - ALAM, ATCL, ADPA

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

Meet The Team


Two Week Trial

Why don't you book a 2 week trial with us? It's only £25 for Early Stages - 4-6 yrs, 90mins, and £50 for Main Stages - 6-18 yrs (Sibling discount of 50% for Main Stages - 6-18 yrs). After your 2 week trial, should you wish to enrol for the full term, the fees paid will be deducted from the full term's fees. BOOK NOW! Limited places available!


Congratulations to all our students who took part in our end of term show. The performances were brilliant and we are very proud of each and every one of you! The audience were extremely impressed with the high standard of work produced this term. See you in September!


It is a very exciting time at Stagecoach as we are entering our 30th Anniversary year celebrations we have lots of exciting projects lined up. Starting in September 2017 and culminating in a Spectacular summer show in July 2018. In Singing this term students will be recording their own CD, whilst in dance we will be learning commercial and street


Our talented students did a fantastic job when they were invited to perform at a charity event earlier this month. The 25 students performed a medley of song and dance for the appreciative crowd at Oaklands Bandstand in Hythe. Well done everyone!

Weekly Classes

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Avril Crawford - ALAM, ATCL, ADPA

Avril has been acting and singing for many years. She has worked all over the UK and appeared in many musicals. She has a teaching diploma from Trinity College London and is an associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She has taught Speech and Drama at a number of schools and coached pupils of all ages for festivals, auditions and LAMDA exams. Avril is also Principal of Stagecoach Theatre School in Hastings.

Make Payment

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.