Stagecoach Whitstable and Faversham

A huge warm welcome to Stagecoach Whitstable and Faversham. As part of the UK's largest network of part-time performing arts schools, Stagecoach Whitstable & Faversham is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school. We aim to create an exciting and vibrant place to gain confidence, learn new skills and make life-long friends.

We nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes, stretch young imaginations and above all have the most fantastic fun in the process! 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Fiona Mclaren

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


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Payment Options

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 new direct debit option. Contact us for more information.

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We are enrolling for our Autumn term: Main Stages (6-16 years old): Fridays 4.30- 7.30pm - Faversham Saturdays 10-1pm - Whitstable Early Stages (4-6 years old) Saturdays 9.30 - 11am

Annual Review

The latest independent annual review marked Stagecoach Whitstable & Faversham as Outstanding. "There is a strong ethos of inclusion and a strong, supportive inclusive community within the school. All students clearly feel valued and are empowered to ask for help, or to make comments and observations, while listening to others"

Performing Opportunities

From the silver screen to the stage to the record books - our students have recently had the chance to appear in Disney's Christopher Robin, dance alongside Strictly's Brendan Cole, enter the Guinness Book Records and sing in the Christmas block buster Nativity! Watch this space for more news....

What the parents say!

The Whitstable and Faversham team have been fantastic. Both of my children love it and have gained so much from the classes. I've seen their drama, singing, dance skills shine through and confidence develop on stage and off. You can see the advantages from the training benefit them at school too. All great life skills. Thank you! 5*

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West End Show!

Break a leg to all those students taking part in our very first Stagecoach National event. Students from across the country will be performing at the world famous Her Majesty's theatre, home to Phantom of the Opera. We are very excited to be taking our fantastic piece 'Tribes' to perform as part of the amazing show.

West End Show!

Break a leg to all those students taking part in our very first Stagecoach National event. Students from across the country will be performing at the world famous Her Majesty's theatre, home to Phantom of the Opera. We are very excited to be taking our fantastic piece 'Tribes' to perform as part of the amazing show.

West End Show!

Break a leg to all those students taking part in our very first Stagecoach National event. Students from across the country will be performing at the world famous Her Majesty's theatre, home to Phantom of the Opera. We are very excited to be taking our fantastic piece 'Tribes' to perform as part of the amazing show.

West End Show!

Break a leg to all those students taking part in our very first Stagecoach National event. Students from across the country will be performing at the world famous Her Majesty's theatre, home to Phantom of the Opera. We are very excited to be taking our fantastic piece 'Tribes' to perform as part of the amazing show.

West End Show!

Break a leg to all those students taking part in our very first Stagecoach National event. Students from across the country will be performing at the world famous Her Majesty's theatre, home to Phantom of the Opera. We are very excited to be taking our fantastic piece 'Tribes' to perform as part of the amazing show.

Weekly Classes

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Fiona Mclaren

Fiona has a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Brunel University and has completed a Musical Theatre course at The Poor School Drama School. She has spent many years on the stage, has appeared in numerous commercials and short films and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For the past 15 years Fiona has worked in Television and as an award winning Producer and Director has worked with everyone from Madonna, Beyoncé and Idina Menzel to Will Smith, Daniel Radcliffe and David Tennant. She is so excited to be opening a new school and nurturing each child to realise their full potential.

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