Stagecoach Richmond

Welcome to Stagecoach Richmond
 
Stagecoach Richmond has been established for more than twenty years, and continues to uphold its excellent reputation as a pioneering performing arts school for local children. For the past fifteen years, Stagecoach Richmond has developed in even more innovative directions under the leadership of its Principal, Jo van der Westhuysen. 

Our venue at Kings House School is the ideal environment for Jo and her team of dynamic teachers to fully explore the disciplines of drama, dance and singing, as part of a comprehensive performing arts experience.
 
We are passionate and dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards in a fun and exciting environment.  Our priority is to develop the self-confidence of every one of our growing students by allowing them to express themselves in new and imaginative ways. This experience gives the students invaluable life skills, fantastic foundations for future learning, and wonderful new reaches of creative expression. Our aim is to give our students creative courage for life.

If you would like to talk to the Principal Jo about our classes and all that we can offer your child, 
please call  020 8332 6741 or email richmond@stagecoach.co.uk


We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Jo van der Westhuysen

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


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LAMDA

Did you know that Stagecoach Theatre Arts Richmond offers students the chance to take LAMDA exams? Students work with our specialist coach, Daniel Leeland, to prepare their pieces and then perform them in front of an examiner. These exams are a fantastic way to improve children's confidence as well as expanding their skill set.

OUTSTANDING REVIEWS

We are so proud of the many fantastic comments in our annual school review during our rehearsals: "Strong team of committed and talented teaching staff who have much professional industry experience This is already a large and successful Stagecoach school with high levels of teaching and progress." There were plenty more but these say it all!!

Performance Troupe

Our Performance Group are presently working very hard outside their regular Stagecoach hours, in preparation for their performances at the Richmond May Fair and London's Shaftesbury Theatre. What an exciting opportunity for our talented students to perform in a west end theatre!

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Due to popular demand, we have added another week of showbiz fun to give your child the opportunity to unleash their creativity and enjoy more dancing, acting and showbiz!  No two workshops will be the same, so sign up now to guarantee your place. Call Jo on 020 8332 6741

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Jo van der Westhuysen

Jo has been involved in theatre most of her life. She graduated from the Northern Ballet School and throughout her professional career she has performed as a dancer, singer and actress in numerous musical theatre productions. She worked aboard P&O and Princess cruise ships and assisted with the choreography of numerous production shows. Jo had been working for Stagecoach as a manager. She found the experience so rewarding that when the opportunity presented itself she could not resist the challenge of running a Stagecoach school of her own. Jo is passionate and dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards in a theatre school which continues to go from strength to strength.
 

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