Stagecoach Theatre Arts
With over 700 theatre schools worldwide and more than 40,000 students, Stagecoach is the longest running and most successful performing arts schools network in the world. We ensure that each child gets the most out of their experience by building life skills and confidence while having lots of fun. Stagecoach Wokingham opened in 1998 and some of our students have gone on to achieve great things.
Stagecoach Wokingham runs drama classes, dance classes and singing classes on two days. On Saturdays & Sundays from within Waverley School, Waverley Way, Finchampstead, RG40 4YP - attracting students from all surrounding towns and villages.
Children Aged 6-18 Years
Your child will participate in the three disciplines of the performing arts in a weekly three hour session. Children are split into three groups of similar ages and study each discipline for one hour in detail. They are taught to express themselves creatively and effectively whilst learning at their own speed.
Children Aged 4-6 Years
'Early Stages' will introduce your child to drama classes, dance classes and singing classes in a 90 minute session, split into 30 minute classes. Classes are restricted to 15 children, allowing us to nurture young talent whilst encouraging and inspiring those who might need additional confidence.
Contact Principal Claire
Tel: 0118 371 2998
Our Performance Opportunities
We provide performance opportunities at the school twice a year & in-house exam opportunities through PPA Awards. One takes the form of a demonstration of class work, whilst the other is a set piece on stage, complete with costumes and lighting, at the prestigious Bearwood College.
For those who just love to perform there is also an annual performance at Her Majesty's Theatre - a fantastic opportunity to perform on a West End stage! Many of our students appear on TV, in Films and on stage in the West End. Although it's not only about being a performer; it's far more than that. It's about self-confidence, self-assurance, team work and FUN!
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Claire has recently taken over at Stagecoach Wokingham although she has over 6 years experience as a teacher for Stagecoach, providing drama classes, dance classes and singing classes. Claire trained at Royal Holloway, University of London and graduated with a degree in Theatre Studies. She then went on to train at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Moscow Art Theatre to study Musical Theatre and Acting, graduating with an MA in 2011. Along the way she has had professional experience in performing on many of London's famous West End stages. Always close to her heart has been teaching; providing young people the confidence and tools to create, play and perform. She has worked for the Stagecoach network for over 6 years, watching many children flourish into performers and even adults! Along the way she has helped secure many child stars roles in West End and TV shows. She is currently working with a choir on Britain's Got Talent, 2014. She also understands the use of theatre as a therapeutic tool and has worked alongside many fantastic theatre companies to bring theatre into lots of people's lives.
"I am really excited to bring my experience in the performing arts to Stagecoach Wokingham to help create a buzzing and creative school based on values of professionalism, team-work and respect"
All drama lessons, dance classes and singing lessons are run by professional teachers who have been fully CRB checked. With industry experience in choreography, singing, directing and acting, our teachers are experts in their chosen field.
Waverley Way School
Telephone: 0118 371 2998
School Website: http://www.stagecoach.co.uk/wokingham
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From Our Timetable:
Saturday Early Stages (4-6 year olds)
Saturday at 9:30-11:00
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.
£162 per term