Stagecoach Kensington

Stagecoach Kensington prides itself on offering a safe environment where children can receive quality training in the performing arts. We welcome new students of all ages and abilities. Many children join us with no previous experience and all we ask is that they are enthusiastic and keen to learn. Stagecoach Kensington students thrive in an environment where creativity is nurtured and technique and style are developed each week. It's fantastic to see how they become more confident, poised and self-assured. These are not just skills for performing, they are skills for life!
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Sara Catlin Brown

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


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WE'RE BACK! SUMMER 2021

We are delighted to announce that our safety curtain has risen and our team are back on stage! Our Friday and Saturday classes are now running and we're taking bookings for the Summer Term! We cannot wait to welcome you and have an exciting term planned to keep your child engaged, growing in confidence, active and socialising once more!

JUNE HALF TERM WORKSHOP

After the huge success of our Easter Workshops, we are delighted to announce that we are running a Half Term Workshop from 1st to 4th June. The feedback from our last workshops was so positive and the children had a fun week of dancing, singing and drama. Places are limited so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

Our Summer Holiday Workshops are running 26th to 30th July and we're going to have so much fun! An action packed week of drama, dance and singing culminating in a performance for family and friends. Class sizes will be restricted so book early to avoid disappointment - our last workshops sold out!

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

We are delighted to announce that we now accept Childcare Vouchers and are Ofsted Registered. Please email kensington@stagecoach.co.uk for more information.

LAMDA Examinations

We offer LAMDA at Stagecoach Kensington. One to one lessons working towards exams in acting and musical theatre. LAMDA is a great way of working on presentation, memory and 11 & 13+ entry skills. We've just had the results back for the 50 students who took exams in December 2019 and all received distinctions and merits. Well done everyone!

STAGECOACH UNIFORM

Stagecoach uniform can be purchased at your school or at www.stagecoachshop.co.uk . Please note uniform is COMPULSORY for ALL our students. Students who do not have their jazz shoes must perform barefoot. We advise you order at least 1 size bigger than regular shoe size. T-Shirts are available in all sizes and black leggings or joggers are ideal.

Theatre trips

Stagecoach Kensington regularly organises theatre trips to see shows in London's West End. There are some fantastic new shows coming to town so watch this space for the next one. All tickets are heavily discounted tickets for our students, with top price seats at a fraction of the usual price.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We are officially Approved Assessors for the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Students are able to complete their Physical, Skills or Volunteering sections of their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards with us.

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)

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 of the 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 - Sara Catlin Brown

Sara grew up with the performing arts, regularly appearing on stage and in radio plays. She has worked extensively with Stagecoach, initially launching and running Stagecoach Chiswick with her sister Sally in April 2000 and then launching several schools in Surrey which became highly successful under their direction. They sold their Surrey Stagecoach schools in 2010 to purchase Stagecoach Kensington, Chiswick's neighbouring school. They have since launched more schools from Kensington and now run 6 Main schools and 13 Early Stages between them. The sisters combine running their schools and playing 'Mum' to the six children they have between them, ranging from 5yrs to 21yrs in age. Sara's own children have attended Stagecoach since they were little and have recently started to enter LAMDA Exams. Sara's youngest child is signed to the Stagecoach Agency and regularly attends auditions. Sara is convinced that their Stagecoach training has given them all a huge boost in their confidence and self-esteem. As Principal of Stagecoach Kensington, Sara, along with a great team of professionally trained teachers, ensures that the students receive a high standard of training in a warm and encouraging environment. The atmosphere is always fun and exciting and the children develop not just the skills needed to pursue a career in the performing arts, but also to develop the many social skills that will help them throughout their lives. Sara is passionate about the performing arts and the confidence that it can give to children.

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