Stagecoach Tonbridge

Stagecoach Tonbridge is a well established  performing arts school for children age 4 to 18, created and opened by Wendy Florence Murray  ten years ago.

We pride ourselves on nurturing creativity in an  inspirational  and inclusive environment, where technique and skills are developed with experienced and professional teachers who are dedicated to helping students to reach their full potential whether  children come along to have fun and make friends, or aspire to a  professional performing career.  We offer examination tuition in singing and drama, as well as provide opportunities for students to perform not only at our in-house shows, but also in our home town community and on  the West End stage. Please get in touch if you would like to enrol for our two week trial.

A place to grow and thrive among friends
 

Principal Wendy Murray - ANEA, LGSM (Act)

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


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Stagecoach Returns !

We are so excited to be returning to Stagecoach on 12th September. Cannot wait to see you all and get started with a super exciting term ahead! Please get in touch if you would like to join us!

Further Stages Classes

BOOK NOW to secure your place!

Carry on Acting via Zoom!

Did you know you can make the most of your time by taking an Acting exam whilst you're at home? There are lots of subjects also to choose from; Recital, Speech and Drama. You can also work on applications for scholarships and audition technique and much more! Contact Wendy for more information.

Three Arts Festival

Our students are preparing to take part in the Three Arts Festival whilst we are in lockdown. This usually takes place at Walthamstow Hall in Sevenoaks but this year will be by video entry.. Deadline is very soon. Please get in touch to learn more about how your son/daughter can be a part of the Festival.

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Wendy Murray - ANEA, LGSM (Act)

Wendy is now in her 12th year of being Principal at Tonridge having created her school in 2008. Wendy started out as a performer as a teenager appearing on A Song for Europe as a professional singer./dancer. Wendy was first attracted to Stagecoach by the great emphasis it puts on building children's confidence and boosting their self-esteem. Wendy comes to Stagecoach with an extensive background in performing. Trained as a singer, dancer and actress, she has appeared in many TV programmes including a 1990s episode of Dr Who, The Darling Buds of May and a number of children's shows. She has also performed as a singer/dancer in cabaret and in function bands, as well as producing many children's drama productions. Wendy has two daughters, aged 17 and 24. As well as being Principal, Wendy is also a speech & drama teacher and an examiner. After 12 years she says, "it is still wonderful to see our students grow in confidence and life skills, and a joy and privilege to be part of their journey". 

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