Stagecoach Sidcup

Welcome to Stagecoach Sidcup where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 6-18yrs. 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. Open every weekend during term time and workshops during the school holidays, come and join the fun!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Lisa Maddocks

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

Meet The Team



Stop the press! We are delighted to announce we'll be opening a new afternoon school in January. With our morning school thriving we are expanding to open up more places to students aged between 6 and 18 years old. The school will run from 2.30-5.30pm and be taught by our extremely talented creative team. Sign up now for a 2 week trial!

Join us in January!

We are delighted to be taking applications for the Spring term 2019! We have limited places in our Saturday morning school and are delighted to be able to offer places at our NEW Saturday afternoon school. Don't delay and miss out on a place on our 2 week trial. Scroll down to apply online!

New Venue - New Year

Stagecoach Sidcup is on the move... across the road! We will be moving our morning school and opening our brand new afternoon school at our new venue, Holy Trinity Lamorbey C of E School. All of our classes, including our Performance Troupes, will be running at the new venue from January 2019. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Stagecoach turns 30!

This year Stagecoach celebrates its 30th Anniversary and there have been lots of exciting events happening to mark the momentous occasion. Over 600 Stagecoach schools across the world will be taking part in parties, performances and more to celebrate hitting 30 years of excellence.

Perform in the West End!

Come and join us for opportunities to perform in London’s West End and other regional events! 40 students have made their West End debut this year already. This term our Junior and Senior Troupes will be starting work for their next regional event on March 3rd 2019. A Charleston extravaganza!

Summer School 6-18 years

This is a week of the summer that your children will talk about all year! Students will sing, dance and act their way through 5 days of fun-filled classes working towards a stage production at the end of the workshop. There are no hidden costs and costumes will be provided. 2019 dates to be announced soon!

Summer School 4-6 years!

The fun doesn’t stop at our older students! We also run holiday workshops for our 4-6 year olds too. Students and their friends can be transported to the world of theatre across 5 mornings culminating in a performance to friends and family at the end of the week. 2019 dates to be announced soon!

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 - 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.