Stagecoach Kensington

At Stagecoach Kensington, we are passionate about providing quality performing arts training in dancing, acting and singing for children aged 4 to 18 years every week during the school term time. 

Stagecoach Kensington students thrive in an environment where creativity is nurtured in a safe environment and technique and style are developed each week. Classes are fun and vibrant, taught by a wonderful and professional teaching team who know how to bring out the best in every student.

It's fantastic to see how they become more confident, expressive and self-assured. These are not just skills for performing, they are skills for life!

We also offer lots of extra opportunities for our students at Stagecoach Kensington including:
  • Private LAMDA exams in Acting and Verse & Prose
  • Theatre trips to West End shows at discounted prices
  • Holiday workshops
  • Agency representation for TV, film and theatre 
  • West End gala performances opportunities
  • Attendance awards and medals
  • Assessor of Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • Audition technique
We welcome students of all ages and abilities, with or without previous experience and we'd love to welcome your child to join  us at Stagecoah Kensington.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Sara Catlin Brown

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


Autumn term -2 week trial

We are taking bookings for our autumn term and offer two week trials so your child can try the classes before committing to the term. We have an exciting term planned to keep your child engaged, growing in confidence, active and socialising! If you have any questions or would like to know more about our classes, please call 020 8398 8106.


Past students have gone on to have incredible careers, some in the Performing Arts but many outside the industry. The one thing that makes them great is the variety of skill sets instilled in them at Stagecoach. Teamwork, good listening, empathy, resilience. The list goes on. We are equally proud of all of them. RADA - Oxford - Warwick. Amazing!!


We are delighted to announce that we now accept Childcare Vouchers and are Ofsted Registered. Please email [email protected] for more information.

LAMDA Examinations

We offer LAMDA exams at Stagecoach Kensington. One to one lessons working towards exams in Acting and Verse & Prose - LAMDA is a great way of working on presentation and memory . We've just had the results back for all the students who took exams this year and all received distinctions and merits. Well done everyone!


We run holiday workshops - action packed weeks of drama, dance and singing culminating in a performance for family and friends on the last day. Ages from 4 to 16 years - no experience necessary. Our summer workshop parents couldn't believe how much the children learned in just one week!

Perform in the West End

Our Performance Troupe were so excited to be part of a Stagecoach gala evening held at 'The Shaftesbury Theatre' in London's West End at the end of March. The students all said it was an amazing experience and would love to do it again. So we're back performing this November! Very exciting!

Pride of Britain Awards

Students from Stagecoach Kensington were invited to attend the Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel - they lined the red carpet and greeted guests as they arrived to attend the prestigious event. Our students were so lucky and excited to meet and have pics taken with a lot of celebrities. We have been invited again this year!


Stagecoach uniform can be purchased at your school or at . 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.

Half term break!

This autumn's half term break will be on 27th and 28th October!

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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