Stagecoach Theatre Arts in Kew has been running successfully for over 10 years. Husband and wife team Stephen and Jenny Guilfoyle started the school with just sixteen children. They now have a team of teachers and over two hundred students aged between four and 16. The teaching faculty has grown and evolved over the years, the school now has classes throughout Saturdays and Fridays evenings in Kew will soon been offering classes to children aged four to seven in East Sheen.
As a parent myself, with a child who does several activities (including Stagecoach!), I understand about wanting value for money. We ensure that every child who attends, young or old, is given the attention needed to get the very best out them.
We understand that children come to us for many different reasons. Some have a dream of going into the industry, some come along to make new friends or try something fun at the weekends. Then for others it’s a confidence thing, being with a group of like-minded people who aren’t going to make judgement. Too often children are stifled by the pressure of school or peers and they don’t have the opportunity to be themselves and be creative. However, we do expect a level of discipline and commitment from our students. With this they find the joy in becoming more competent and confident as performers and young people. Our aim is to give children a great time and unlock potential.
Several of our students this year were offered places at The Arts Educational School to pursue vocational theatre training whilst many others have taken places at some of the top academic schools in the area.
It’s great running into past students who are now in university or college – they talk fondly of the times they had with us and how much the experience is now helping them in their daily lives. Stagecoach has a tag line, ‘The skills we teach don’t end when the curtain falls, they’re learnt for life’. I fully believe this and it’s the mantra that all my teachers understand and adhere to as well.’
Skills Children Learn From Stagecoach Kew
How to receive constructive feedback
To find out more give Stephen a call 020 8487 1456 or take a look at www.facebook.com/Stagecoachkew