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


Join us this April!

We are delighted to be taking applications for next term! Our Main School and Early Stages students will be staging a full scale production on stage in July. Based on the original Broadway production, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR, is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Scroll down to apply online for a trial!

The London Stadium Event!

We are delighted to have been selected to perform alongside Headline Act Tokio Myers at The London Stadium in March. Some of our students will form part of a standing choir and will be the pre-match and half-time entertainment at a prestigious Saracens vs Harlequins rugby match. We can't wait!

Stagecoach turns 30!

This year Stagecoach is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and there will be 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.

World Record Attempt

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record with Stagecoach Schools across the UK performing the same performance at the same time on the same day! We'll be performing Beauty and the Beast Junior and would love to have you as part of this event!

Perform in the West End!

Come and join us for opportunities to perform in London’s West End! We have 40 students making their West End debut this year. We are taking both our Junior and Senior Performance Troupes to perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Shaftesbury Theatre in April and June 2018!

New Early Stages Class!

Due to popular demand we have now opened a second Early Stages class for our 4-6 year old students. Classes are now available at 9.30am and 11.15am. Book on for a 2 week trial today and come along to see the fun we have on a Saturday morning!

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. A free performance to all friends and family at the end of the week.

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. Watch this space for the announcement of our summer workshops this year.

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.