At Stageworks, we are proud to offer full-time, professional training for students aged 16-21 who are passionate about performing. We offer three full time courses – Musical Theatre, Acting and Professional Performance.
All students train five days a week and are taught by leading industry experts. Students receive a personalised training programme and train in small classes (approx. 10-15 students). Each year group is a maximum of 40 students which allows for key one-to-one contact time and continued professional and pastoral support throughout the course.
Our students have the opportunity to take part in full productions with professional set and costumes, which gives them the necessary experience on a professional stage. Our purpose-built studios are easily accessible from Cambridge, Peterborough, Bedford, Huntingdon, Biggleswade, Stevenage and Stamford and we can also provide accommodation for students who are moving away from home.
Our courses have a 100% success rate, and our graduates are now performing around the world and in the West End, as well as undertaking further training in establishments such as Mountview, Bird College and The Urdang Academy.
We offer two performing arts courses at Level 3 (suitable for year 11 leavers). Choose to study on our Musical Theatre Foundation Course or our Acting Foundation Course. Both programmes prepare students with the technical skills and audition preparation to access performing arts college training or a degree course. We offer a FREE training option which combines your BTEC Level 3 Diploma with our technical training programme. In addition, students can choose to top-up their training hours with our audition preparation package. Our foundation courses have been running since 2003 with a 100% success rate of getting auditioning graduates into next stage training.
A degree level course designed to prepare students to launch a successful and sustainable performing arts career. The perfect course for young performers who aspire to play leading roles. Recommended for sixth form leavers but we do accept applications from ages 16+. This intensive and affordable course provides specialist training in singing, dancing and acting, alongside regular professional performance opportunities and agency representation. Every aspect of the course is designed to maximise student employment prospects when they graduate. Alongside the technical training programme we teach students how to promote and manage themselves as well as developing their audition repertoire, showreels, vocal recordings and personal marketing.
All our performing arts courses are taught by industry experts and professionals currently working in the industry.
Our students get the opportunity to perform in our annual shows and musicals. Each year we perform a full-scale musical production at a 250 seater theatre, using a professional West End style set, with professional costumes and with a live orchestra.