Stagecoach Kettering

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Kettering offers drama classes for children aged 4-18 yrs, as well as the opportunity to sit LAMDA examinations in Acting, the Speaking of Verse and Prose, Improvisation, Reading for Performance and Music Theatre Singing. Complementing our training, ethos and the skills we teach at Stagecoach, LAMDA examinations are also designed to equip candidates, whatever their age or aspirations, with a range of skills that will serve them throughout life. In addition, parents are invited in twice a year to see how their child is progressing and to partake in our 'parents to stagecoach day, where parents invited to take part in all the activities their children do.

Our classes are held on Saturday's. Classes for 4-6 yrs are 90 minutes and 6-18 yrs for 3 hours.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Penny Calardo

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


Spring Term 2021

We are still running our Spring Term 2021 classes. The classes will be in a LIVE interactive environment that your child can take part in from home. We have adapted our 'in-venue' classes to work in an engaging online Zoom environment keeping it fun! Once we are able to return to the venue, the classes will be resuming as normal.

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Penny Calardo

Penny Calardo has been married for 36 years and has two adult daughters who are both active within the School. She has supported them both in their musical and performing arts studies and the youngest graduated from The Italia Conti Theatre Arts School in London, so she is well versed in supporting children in the pursuit of a career within the profession. Penny has worked with children within the local schools, helping behind the scenes at their musical and theatre performances, including numerous trips to the Welsh Eistedfodds. She has also featured in TV commercials and a film produced by Mick Jagger ('Enigma' 2001). 
Penny opened Stagecoach Kettering in April 2004 and her passion for the school continues to grow week by week and she wishes every day could be a Saturday.

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