Stagecoach Kendal

Stagecoach Kendal has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 10 years.

Here at Stagecoach Kendal we run a nurturing school that provides fun and education in a safe and creative environment. We strive to teach life skills, to build confidence and to stretch children’s imaginations through the wonder and love of the theatrical world. Children love being creative, exploring ideas and expressing themselves and teamed with our highly skilled Stagecoach team we are able to develop and create something which is really quite special. It is such a joy to be part of children’s learning and development; to watch them grow in confidence and to gain invaluable performance skills. We stage two whole school performances yearly for friends and family as well as offer specialised exams and individual progress reports.

Stagecoach Kendal covers all the areas of performing arts so if you are looking for dance classes, singing lessons or acting classes for young people, Stagecoach has it all and under one roof!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Ann-Marie White - BA(Hons) PGCE

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



The Lakes Choir recently performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. The 50 strong choir performed a medley of songs as the finale to the evening's entertainment. ! 'TLC' recently performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall and Disneyland Paris - we are delighted to offer such wonderful performance opportunities. We have won Choir of The Year twice.


We offer our students 2 recognised exam pathways here at Stagecoach; LAMDA exams and Performance Arts Awards. We offer specialist coaching for both these optional exams, with younger students taking part in fully supported group exams and older students taking solo exams that can aid them in university applications by gaining them UCAS points.


I would like to thank you ALL for making EK's week such a memorable one! She has had such an amazing time. Everyday she has come home enthused and talked endlessly about what she has done. She would rehearse excitedly giving us a sneaky peak of what was to come. She has made such lovely friends and this has helped her feel more confident.


Congratulations to all our choir students who performed Beauty & the Beast at the Birmingham Symphony Hall in July last year in an attempt to break the World Record for the largest simultaneous performance of one show. And the news we have all been waiting for is for is finally in… Yes! We are now Guinness World Record holders! Officially amazing!

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 - Ann-Marie White - BA(Hons) PGCE

Ann-Marie has been involved in all areas of performing arts for many years. She graduated university with a First Class BA(Hons) degree in Performing Arts. She is an experienced teacher, choreographer and director working with children from under 4 through to adults. Ann-Marie also teaches classes and workshops in dance, drama and musical theatre throughout Lancashire and Cumbria. She has been running Stagecoach Kendal for 10 years now and is an associate member of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Ann-Marie is also the Principal of Stagecoach Lancaster.
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