As you may already know, we at Stage Academy pride ourselves on making safety and security the top priority in everything we do whilst delivering the best quality of performing arts classes out there, but we simply can’t deliver this without amazing venues. As such we have developed strict criteria for selecting venues and I thought it would be a great idea to share that criteria with you, our parents. As we get excited about the launch of our brand new venues in Highgate in January I think you will be interested to see how they stack up.

Keeping your child safe

A Stage Academy venue must be safe and secure. We look to make sure that we can make the classroom area a secure space where you can leave your child with confidence, we ensure the venue has adequate emergency exits, fire protection and electrical safety. It is crucial that the space is appropriate for our activities generally meaning it should be large, clear from obstructions and an adequate temperature for physical activities. All of this gives our parents a positive first impression and confidence when they bring their child along for a free trial that they are in a friendly, welcoming and safe environment. I would encourage you to read more about keeping your child safe at Stage Academy, just click here.

Location, location, location

We know how busy the life of a parent is so we want to make sure our venues are in the most convenient of places. Stage Academy – Highgate Primary School is within a 10 minute drive of many North London areas including Highgate, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, East Finchley and Fortis Green. Our Highgate Lauderdale House venue is convenient for parents in Archway too. Both venues are surrounded by ample free on street parking and public transport links. In April we are opening Stage Academy Hammersmith which is just moments away from Westfield London shopping centre so you can make the most of the time that your children are with us.

Enrichment and educational value

For us at Stage Academy, it is not enough for our venues to simply be a suitable room for our activities. They need to have something special about them, that extra spark that completes the experience for our parents, students and staff.

In the case of Stage Academy – Highgate Primary School we have three big open spaces, not just classrooms with the tables and chairs pushed to the side, something I am passionate about avoiding. We also have a stage space year round that our students can practice performing on and we can use for regular presentations of work to parents.

At Stage Academy Jrs – Highgate Lauderdale House our class is within an arts and education centre based in a historic house in Highgate. Here you will discover a surprising blend of historic elegance and creative opportunities, a building steeped in history and alive with activity. 

Finally for Stage Academy – Hammersmith we have chosen a venue with state of the art facilities. We have a beautiful dance studio with full length mirrors and natural light as well as a professional drama studio with blackout curtains and amazing high ceilings.

Whichever Stage Academy venue your child attends they will be taught in fantastic surroundings.

What about the parents?

We want parents to enjoy the Stage Academy experience too, so while we are a drop off class we make sure there are nearby facilities you can use to make the most of your time. Pop to the cafe in Lauderdale House for a coffee and beautiful views or nip to Westfield shopping centre after dropping off your child at our Hammersmith venue. But remember we will be inviting you into the classrooms regularly so you can see the incredible work our students have been up too!

Truly the best way to find out about Stage Academy is to experience a free trial session – click here to book today – we can’t wait to see you at your local venue very soon.