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.

Meet The Team


Summer Workshop

Does your child love to sing/dance/act?! Are you wondering what to do for Childcare this summer?! LOOK NO FURTHER: 🎶ROCK ACADEMY- 6-17yrs🎶 From July 29th-2nd August (Mon- Friday 9.30-4.30pm) Performance showcasing all they have learnt: Friday 2nd at 4pm. £150 (£125 siblings) Or £30 per day (works out:£4.20 per hr) WE ACCEPT CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

**FREE taster session**

Faversham: 6th Sept 4.30pm- 6.30pm @ The Abbey School Whitstable: 7th Sept 10am -12pm @ Swalecliffe Primary If you are 6-18 years old come along to a taster of our Singing, Dancing and Acting classes and meet the fantastic team. We'd love you to join our family, learn new skills, boost your confidence and make great friends in the process!

Another casting call!

The Producers and Director of Nativity! The Musical heard how fab our students are and would like them to be part of the show this Christmas! Another example of the amazing opportunities our students get being part of Stagecoach - Break a leg everyone and remember to Sparkle and Shine!

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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

Use Childcare Vouchers!

Great News! We are now Ofsted registered which means we accept Childcare vouchers. You can use them for termly fees or our Workshops. Speak to Fiona for more information


The latest 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 Opportunity

We are extremely proud and excited to have been chosen to provide a choir of students aged 9-16 years old to perform alongside Brendan Cole in his brand new show at The Marlow Theatre BREAK A LEG!

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*

New School

Due to popular demand we have opened a Friday afternoon school in Faversham at the Abbey School. Two week trials still available! Come along and have some fun! No experience needed just a willingness to give it a go! Email Principal Fiona for more information

On the Silver Screen!

A few months ago casting agent, Ann Koska came to our school to meet our students. I am delighted to announce that some students were chosen to appear in the new Disney Film 'Christopher Robin' and filmed in Dover in September. It was a fantastic opportunity and I really couldn't be more proud. I am sure there will be more casting to come!

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Beauty & the Beast!

We've only a few more weeks until our fantastic Guinness World Record attempt of the largest simultaneous performance of one show (multiple locations). We can't wait to perform Beauty & the Beast!

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)

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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