Welcome to StageScreen – Train! Perform! Enjoy!

Book your FREE Trial here! Experience 3 FREE hours of training with StageScreen from  10am – 1pm any Saturday during term time



StageScreen is a part-time drama school just outside of Burton-on-Trent for under-18s delivering professional-standard training in acting, musical theatre and film.

Its aim is to create well-rounded, happy, confident young performers. In addition our teachers will help students to develop social skills that will enrich their lives whether or not they choose a career in the performing arts.

Classes take place every Saturday morning in term time at The Granville Academy, 2 Field View, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7AL


Children aged four to six have their own Starlets class from 9am to 9.45am and full details of these classes can be seen by clicking here.

Youngsters aged six to 18 are taught in three age group classes and enjoy three hours of training from 10am each Saturday which consist of…

Musical Theatre

Musical TheatreAll our students will learn healthy techniques for singing and pair this with the ability to create truthful acting vocal performances.

Movement is an essential element of musical theatre, so while we will not offer traditional dance classes, our students will learn to be confident in dance technique, choreography and performance.

We will study the need for warm-ups as part of safe vocal technique as well as learning about harmonies and acting through song.

Our Musical Theatre tutor is Megan-Louise Daniels.


FilmStudents will develop a well-rounded knowledge of the skills involved in film work behind the camera as well as in front of it.

We will look at acting for screen, editing, producing, script writing, casting and directing.

We will examine the different roles and skills required to produce a finished film and how camera angles and editing tell the story.

Students will work towards a final project that will be screened in front of an invited audience of friends and family. Our Film tutor is Sam Pearson.

and Comedy and Drama

Comedy and DramaYoung performers will explore all types of comedic and dramatic acting techniques.

Students will study pieces from many eras and different genres.

Each class will have lessons tailored to their age range.

Across a full academic year students will have the chance to learn about stage presence and how to create believable characters.

Students will also experience working as an ensemble and learn about improvisation. They will work on monologues, duologues and group scenes from play texts and look at speaking in verse. StageScreen students will be guided through the process of adapting and creating original pieces of theatre.

Clowning, puppetry and storytelling will also be covered.

The tutor for comedy and drama acting is Hannah Kirkpatrick.


StageScreen students are enrolled in one of the following groups depending on their age:

  • Debut (for 6-9 year-olds)
  • Spotlight (for 10-13 year-olds)
  • Encore (for 14-18 year-olds)

Each group rotates between rooms at the performing arts centre to spend one hour each week on Comedy and Drama acting; Film and Musical Theatre. Lessons are tailored to each age group allowing students to learn new techniques and skills while also having fun.

Information on StageScreen fees can be seen by clicking here.

All our tutors have professional industry experience and are fully DBS checked.

Each term  will end with a celebration event or production showcasing the work done by the youngsters.


Try a Free Morning at StageScreen

If you would like to give StageScreen a try with no commitment, then you can book a FREE morning just by completing the form below…

StageScreen Free Trial

When we receive your form, we will reply within 48 hours with details of your free StageScreen morning.