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.


HOORAY! We did it!

We are delighted to announce that we have made our way into the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS. Our students put on an incredible performance of Beauty and the Beast along with 72 other Stagecoach schools. Well done to all our Students and all schools for our FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT!

Beauty and the Beast cast

We did it! Our Beauty and the Beast cast collected their Guinness Book of World Records certificates to celebrate their fantastic achievement. Well done everyone. We are so proud of you all.

Celebrating 10 years!

Principal, Wendy Florence Murray, who opened Stagecoach Tonbridge 10 years ago, celebrated in style with a cabaret themed demonstration of work on the theme of The Birth of Show business. The term began with a circus themed workshop providing inspiration for a very enjoyable term culminating in some very creative work.

Her Majesty's Theatre

We were so proud of our students performing at Her Majesty's Theatre in November. Some of our students aged between 10 and 14 performed songs and dance based around the theme of the circus and celebrating our individuality. Well done everyone on a superb performance!

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 has a wealth of experience in all types of drama having previously been an actress appearing on TV and a professional singer. A Stagecoach teacher for more than ten years, 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 series of Dr Who, 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, age 10 and 17. Having set up her own Stagecoach school in Tonbridge in 2008 Wendy says, "it is wonderful to see our students grow in confidence and skill with so much energy and enthusiasm".