On Stage Theatre Arts Academy
On Stage Theatre Arts Academy


Why choose On Stage Arts Academy

Unlike many of our competitors, we are NOT part of any franchise and therefore we set and maintain our own high and diverse professional standards without having to be guided or controlled  or importantly, restricted by others.

At On Stage Theatre Arts Academy we individually and as a team, pride ourselves on our high standard of teaching and as importantly, results. We want our students to be not just among the best but, be the best by giving them the training, tuition and importantly understanding to be able to achieve this as they progress through each term.

All our staff are qualified professionals in their chosen field and many of our contributing supporters still work in key professional theatre and the arts, today.

Class size:

We intentionally have small classes in each different level (i.e. no classes run with more than 12 students) which means that each student’s learning needs are recognised and individually developed which helps to ensure that, no one student is involved or favoured more than the others.

Large classes NO. Small, more personalised classes YES.

Whilst we, like many of our competitors include Drama, Speech, Dance, Movement  and Singing as part of our lessons as each student progresses over time, we also instil professional and theatrical etiquette to all our students.

"It is refreshing to find that On Stage Theatre Arts Academy also teaches the nuts and bolts as well as the good old fashioned basics needed for the profession" (Tony Peers)

Our principal and co founding member Liz Coggins wants all students to gain an additional knowledge and understanding of makeup, hair, costumes for that "visual look" when performing in our shows at professional theatre venues.

What we don't do

We do not claim to be able to make a student the next No 1 singing artist, a famous actor or actress or a top professional dancer but what we do aspire to achieve for those students that want it, is the ability to obtain the skills, learn and use the knowledge, experience and confidence to stand out above the competition should they eventually choose a professional career in the industry.

In essence..... to give them the best chance to win that audition as their first step.

"I want all my students to have the best advantage possible to begin and sustain a career in the industry" (Liz Coggins)


Want to know more, click here About Us page

Based at

Carriageworks Theatre

Millennium Square



Phone us

0113 2628033 0113 2628033

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Scarborough Open Air Theatre 2018

Photograph - Carolyn Craven

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