Stagecoach Sidcup

Welcome to Stagecoach Sidcup where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes in Sidcup, stretching young imaginations and helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and fun. Our Sidcup performing arts classes run for 3 hours/90 minutes depending on the age of the student  every weekend during term time. In addition we offer workshops during the school holidays, LAMDA exams in acting, written reports, theatre trips, specialist West End workshops, audition techniques, West End performance opportunities and professional representation for film, TV and theatre work.  We have developed a unique Educational Framework for our singing, dancing and drama classes. To find out more about this please get in touch with Principal Lisa. Come and join the fun, enrol now! Lisa and the creative team would love to meet you!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Lisa Maddocks

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



We are currently taking applications for our 2 week trial for the Spring Term 2024 starting on Saturday 6th January. Places are very limited across all of our schools, so scroll down to where you'll see our class times and click 'enrol' to apply online today!


Join us for 5 days jam packed with dance, drama and singing and put on a 'Show in a Week'! Running 8th-12th April and open to new and existing students. Come and make new friends, learn new skills and most importantly have a GREAT time with our incredible creative team. Book now with a deposit of just £50 to secure your place (places are limited)!


The Spring Term promises to be exciting! Early Stages students will perform their annual show at the end of term at The Rose Theatre! Main and Further Stages will be sharing work they have created and also allowing parents to see the creative team in action in their end of term demo to parents. The theme this time is 'Power'!


Our Performance Troupes perform in London’s West End, at regional events and even Disneyland Paris! We run 2 Troupes who will be performing once again in the West End and at Regional Theatres across the country during the year! Our most recent trip to Disneyland Paris, taking in part in 'Dance The Dream' was incredible! Roll on the next one!


We took almost 80 students and their families to Disneyland Paris last summer to take part in Dance The Dream! We sang in front of the castle to open the park, danced down Main Street as part of the pre-parade, not to mention the exclusive gala dinner with cast members! What an experience for these lucky students! Our next trip will be 2025!


We are so incredibly proud of our Senior Performance Troupe who were selected to perform at the Annual Charity Gala at The Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. Their piece was chosen from over 400 acts showcased across the country during the year! They were just dazzling again at this red carpet event!


We now offer even more payment options! As an Ofsted registered school, we are pleased to be able to accept payments from the Childcare Voucher Schemes and via the new Tax Free Childcare scheme. In addition to this, you may prefer to split your fees over 12 months and pay via our direct debit option. Contact us for more information.


In order to give you the best possible experience and assortment of Jazz shoes, Stagecoach now has its own unique online shoe store which is part of the dancewear specialist - Mydancestore. Simply click the button below and it will take you straight there. Please do follow the supplier’s advice when choosing the shoe size. Happy shopping!


Our sell out 'Show in a Week' workshops are available throughout the year! Your child can join us for a week of dance, drama, singing and FUN, culminating in a performance to family and friends. We run a week in the Easter and Summer holidays and 2 days in October half term. Scroll down to see the dates for our next one!

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Stagecoach Further Stages
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 - Lisa Maddocks

Lisa graduated from Reynolds Performing Arts in 2005, after 3 years of study, gaining a professional diploma in Musical Theatre. Since she left college Lisa has been teaching extensively across the UK, Spain and Canada, teaching everything from Ballet to Salsa, Singing to Theatre Performance. She has worked with Stagecoach for over 10 years, teaching a variety of disciplines and stages, working also on Easy Stages projects. Her choreographic credits include 'The Wizard of Oz' at The Churchill Theatre, 'Annie' at The Leatherhead Theatre, 'Sinbad The Sailor' in Croydon and many more. She has worked for a number of years as a vocal coach for groups and solo performers, teaching technique and repertoire. Lisa has an extensive musical background, playing piano from a young age and incorporates this along with music theory into her teaching. Lisa’s aspiration for Stagecoach Sidcup is that students are welcomed into a family and an inspirational environment, where they are encouraged to reach their potential both in the arts and as young people.

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