StageAhead Theatre School is The East Midlands Newest and most exciting Theatre School for 4 -18 year olds. It has been set up by Wayne Smith, an Actor and Singer who has spent the last 20 years in the entertainment world and the last 10 years in Musical Theatre.
The Coaches at StageAhead will be - like Wayne, having lots of performance experience and knowledge about the entertainment industry. We want the young people to really embrace the Arts. Governments are really not investing in the Arts anymore and schools are making cutbacks in this area of education. But we all need show business in our lives. It breeds confidence, talent and most of all smiles! StageAhead is going to be a smile factory. When you see your son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild performing in the summer show, you will be beaming with smiles and pride! And so will we!
"I've loved being in show business! It’s been my life and still is. I can’t imagine doing anything else! But now I’m ready to take a step back (Just a little) and focus on my own business and the next generation of talent! I want today’s youth to have more opportunities to perform than I did growing up. I want to find and nurture brand new talent in Nottinghamshire. StageAhead will be all about bringing young people out of their shell and getting them to express themselves through Dance, Drama and Voice even if they have never done that before. Can’t wait to get started!!!"
Wayne Smith (Director and Principal StageAhead)