The Stage and Screen Academy

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Key Facts

About us in just a minute! Hear from the kids at the Academy

The Stage and Screen Academy is a weekly after school club where kids learn musical theatre and film making. If your child likes to act, sing, dance and film this is the perfect place. The club is also a great place for your child to make friends and grow their confidence.

  • Location: South Manchester, Cadishead Primary School
  • Day: Wednesday
  • When? 16:30 to 18:30
  • Session content
    • Stage: Singing, acting and dancing
    • Screen: Film theory and practical
  • Fee
    • £5 per hour (For Cadishead only due to a partnership)
    • £10 for 2 hour sessions (For Cadishead only due to a partnership)
  • Age: 8 to 18 

Currently all children are in the same slot but we will split them in groups for activities to best cater to their ages.

  • Minis: Reception to Y2 (due to enquiries, we may let this age group join for Musical theatre only)
  • Juniors: Y2 to Y6
  • Seniors: Y7 to Y13
  • Payment: Per term. This is non refundable, even if your child can’t make a session.
  • Too far for you or not the right time? Fill out the form and tell us your preference. We may be able to open another class

To sign up or just register your interest: please fill in the form at the bottom of this page


  • How to secure your child’s place? Fill in the form and transfer the first term’s amount
  • Session dates? As per Cadishead School calendar
  • Is it exclusive to Cadishead students? No
  • Can parents watch? The session won’t be open to parents so the children can focus on the activities. You are welcome to chat to me after though
  • Payment? Please put your child’s name in the reference for the bank transfer


Amber really enjoyed her class, hasn’t stopped singing since she got home.

My son, Kieran, loves going to these classes. He finds it very interesting and learns a lot. It helps with his confidence as well. I will recommend Brading Images. Very professional and amazing in what they do.

Fully recommend Brading images my daughter, Honey, loves going to this class her confidence has shot up within a couple of weeks. I’ve not heard her sing for at least a year saying she’s too shy so was amazed when she came home after one of the classes singing to the family it’s nice to see her excited to go each week this is by far her favourite activity

We provide:

  • Industry professionals to come and do tutorials, including some from: the BBC and Channel 4
  • A professional film maker and editor to shoot, edit and coordinate the short films written and directed by the production teams
  • Industry standard film equipment (camera, lights, editing software, grading software)
  • DBS checked teachers
  • Teachers that regularly perform in musicals and have an extensive background in music

Teachers with a Musical Background

Teachers from the Film Industry

Production team skills:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Team work
  • Time management
  • Researching styles and references
  • Production Managing
  • Scheduling
  • Storyboarding
  • Sourcing props, costumes and locations
  • Sourcing composer
  • Sourcing festivals

On Set Roles

  • Camera assistant
  • Lighting assistant (Spark)
  • Director
  • Script supervisor
  • Actor
  • Sound recordist
  • Production assistant
  • Assistant Director
  • Make up
  • Costume
  • Set Design