StageWorks was founded by Emma-Jane
Taylor in 2000 and is part of The Works Company (www.theworkscompany.co.uk). StageWorks
first opened in Henley then expanded to Bristol in 2004, and then other schools
opened in Benson & Cookham in 2007, Caversham in 2010 and Cholsey in 2020. StageWorks
Bristol was franchised and subsequently sold on.
With over 300 students (young and old)
around Oxfordshire and Berkshire we soon became one of the most recognised
Performing Arts Schools in the local areas. With our high standards and good reputation
in Performing Arts, we are proud to work closely with our community and our
strong team of supporters to continually develop our schools and good work. Our team is made up of
qualified trained professionals who are CRB checked. We do not tolerate discrimination.
We work closely with many Community
events: Festivals, Carnivals, Gala nights, local operatic groups, charities
We align with Riverside Counselling to
continue supporting young people going through difficulties. Our founder, Emma-Jane
is their Ambassador.
We work with Sally King Casting and
have a number of students represented, and in the Spotlight Casting Directory. We
have seen students performing in Mary Poppins, Matilda, Matilda the Musical,
Oliver, The King and I, Madam Butterfly, Ragtime Musicals in the West End, Oxford
Playhouse, St Trinians Movie, CBeebies, Nickolodean, Commercials, SKY TV, Disney
Play Channel, Downton Abbey, Mr Tom, Mollie Moon, Waffle the Wonderdog, All is
True movie with Dame Judi Dench & Kenneth Branagh, Mission Impossible with
Tom Cruise and various other professional contracts. We were proud of Ted
Wilson who went on to appear in the Tony award winning Matilda in the West End,
and also in the Broadway Version.
Other students have performed locally
in Musicals - Oklahoma, Footloose, Calamity Jane, Summer Holiday, Raffles,
Mad About Musicals and in Plays such as The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe and The Graduate. Some older students have gone on to dance in
Cabaret Troupes as well as furthering their careers in the Performing Arts at
Colleges and Universities. We are pleased to see all our older students back
helping out at our shows and believe the relationship we have with our students
is truly long lasting.
All students get the opportunity to perform at The Kenton
Theatre, Henley each year. These major productions give students the
opportunity to perform in a professional working theatre with a professional
team deepening their training with us at StageWorks.
We also work closely with our students to perform showcases each
summer to display their work to the family and friends. This is a great warm up
to the big stage, and an opportunity for each class to excel in their musical
Exam based classes:
LAMDA - Students aged 6+ who wish to further develop their
acting skills can take extra classes to prepare them for nationally recognised
LAMDA exams (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).
ISTD – Students who want to perfect their dancing abilities
can also join our ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) exam classes
in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz.
Throughout July and August, we run children’s workshop. Our bespoke
workshops are creative, fun, engaging and allow children the opportunity to
develop their skills, build confidence and self-belief.
Adult Dance and Fitness Classes:
We have over 15 adult classes each week. For more information
on these classes please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and visit www.nutritiousworks.com
of StageWorks, Emma Jane Taylor opened the school in 2000 to give children the
opportunity to enjoy all the things she enjoyed as a child. She says “What I really
wanted for StageWorks was to not only give children the necessary skills but
also to build their confidence, self-belief, determination and motivation in a world
where it is important to support children’s mental and emotional wellbeing. The
StageWorks team all work over and above to ensure our students all have plenty
of education and fun at StageWorks.” Emma-Jane also works as a Cognitive Behavioural
Therapist and Mentor for all ages. For more information on this side of her
work please visit her website www.emmajanetaylor.com
If you would like further information please email email@example.com
or visit our website www.stageworks.org.uk
All StageWorks staff are fully trained, DBS checked, qualified and experienced in the Performing Arts. We run a training scheme for junior teachers wanting to move into
the performing arts, all juniors are paid as per the National Wage structure.
StageWorks prides itself on having a young, dynamic and positive team
whose main aim is to encourage the children in the Performing Arts. The
team meet once every term to make sure they are working to the
All the staff take time to work with each student individually.
Whilst all the staff work hard there is also a lot of fun and the
atmosphere throughout the year is what makes StageWorks one of the most
desirable schools to join in the local area. All staff continue to
perform in professional and amateur productions.