Stagedoor Learning

Stagedoor Learning works in partnership with a professional regional theatre, the Cheltenham Everyman,  to offer a groundbreaking opportunity to develop your passion for the Performing Arts.

With insight into all aspects of the performing arts industry through this unique theatre setting, you’ll benefit from focussed, attentive teaching and make connections with industry professionals, opening doors to your future. All sessions are delivered by either our outstanding, experienced tutors, or by one of a number of specialists and industry professionals, ensuring that your training is second to none.

Stagedoor Learning offers the Performing Arts pathway, which allows you to specialise as you go along. Acting, movement and singing are all covered, and as we have a small intake of no more than 20 students per year group, we build the course around you, taking into account your interests and ambitions. 

The course consists of 13 units over 2 years. These are split into mandatory and optional units. 

Mandatory units are:

  • Investigating Practitioners’ Work
  • Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
  • Group Performance Workshop
  • Performing Arts in the Community
  • Individual Performance Commission
  • Final Live Performance for an Audience
  • Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts

Optional units include:

  • Variety Performance
  • Singing Technique
  • Movement in Performance
  • Jazz Dance Technique
  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre for Children
  • Site Specific Performance
  • Classical Theatre
  • Improvisation

You will be given regular opportunities to perform in the Everyman Theatre, with a professional team supporting you. You will also be able to undertake work experience at the Everyman, in departments including wardrobe, Front of House and Education & Community, as well as watching professional productions across a range of genres. 

The unprecedented access to all areas of the performing arts industry that Stagedoor students gain really is not available anywhere else. 

Stagedoor Learning: Create your future. 

“Stagedoor offers incredible performance opportunities, enormous support and an amazing community that you will not find at any other college. During the two years I was there, I became a confident and well rounded performer.  Without SDL, I wouldn't be where I am today” - Izzy - Class of 2022

“The environment created by teaching staff and students makes it two years well spent equipping yourself with the skills and knowledge to have the confidence to move on to the next step of forging a career in the arts.” - Matthew - Class of 2021

“I have never felt so supported in an educational setting as I was at SDL. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure I was happy and achieving more than my own expectations. I really loved the freedom and confidence the course gave me.” - Amy - Class of 2020

Audition process:

Applicants will be invited to attend an audition workshop, which will consist of a number of group activities and opportunity to chat to current and former students. Applicants will also be asked to prepare either a short (1 minute approx) monologue or song to perform during an informal individual audition and interview. 



Stagedoor Learning
65 Lansdown Crescent Lane
GL50 2LD

Telephone: 07957 911968





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