frequently asked questions



“To enrich the lives of children and young people by uniting them with specialist workshop leaders and directors within a professional environment.”


‘What theatres/venues have you taken the course to?’

Richmond Theatre, London (5 seasons) *
Theatre Royal, Windsor
The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London
The Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, London (4 seasons)
The Maltings, Farnham
Wimbledon Theatre (2 seasons) *
Churchill Theatre, Bromley (4 seasons) *
Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent (5 seasons) *
Brighton Pavilion
Arts Educational Schools, Chiswick, London
Alton Convent, Hampshire
Old Palace School, Croydon
Whitgift/St.Andrews schools, Croydon
Townley Grammar School for Girls, Bexleyheath
Priorsfield School, Surrey
St. Andrews C. of E. High School, Croydon (2 seasons)
Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre, Whitstable
The Community College Whitstable
The Cavalier Art Centre, Malta

* Ambassador Theatre Group venue.


‘When do the courses run?’

The week-long course is available during half-terms, Easter breaks and summer holidays and the weekend course is available throughout the year and for four days during those half-terms with bank holidays.


‘What should my child wear?’

Loose, comfortable clothing is advised. Girls: leggings, track suit bottoms and soft shoes, boys: comfortable loose slacks or tracksuit bottoms and soft shoes.


‘What about lunch breaks?’

We cater for juice breaks with snacks, but could you please provide your child with a packed-lunch.


‘Does my child have to prepare anything?’

A song to audition with would be nice, which need not be too long, but this is not essential.


‘How do I pay?’

Cheques made payable to UPSTAGE PRODUCTIONS. To be paid before the course either through the box office or school office unless otherwise advised.


Brighton cast


"The week was tremendously successful! I suspect word will get round and the girls will sign up in droves for the next one. Many thanks to your wonderful team they were a great boost to the girls confidence."

- Stuart Lodge, Head of Drama - Years 7 & 8, Priorsfield School 2009

Upstage Dancer“Thank you for all your hard work at the Convent. The girls really enjoyed the week and their parents are equally enthusiastic.”

- Louise Dilloway, Head of Drama years 7 & 8 (2007) Alton Convent, Hampshire.