About Us
Important things you need to know!

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Who are Stagekids?

Stagekids was formed from Shifnal Junior Drama Group in November 2002. We felt it was time the group had a New Image that portrays exactly what we do - acting, singing and dancing.

Stagekids is divided into two groups - one for primary school children aged 7 to 11 years old and one for secondary school age children aged 11 to 15 years - and currently has around forty enthusiastic members. We aim to stage at least 2 productions a year. Some productions combine the talents of both groups, whereas others are a special project for just one group.

What sort of things we do?

We try to choose a range of productions - musicals, plays - some serious, some light-hearted. This way we can both show off the range of talents within the group and let them try their hand at a variety of theatre skills. When we are not working towards a specific production our meetings are 'workshop' based which gives us a chance to practise and develop specific skills before the next 'show'. You can find out what we are currently up to by looking at the younger and older group pages.

Who's in charge?

Stagekids is run by Sandra Houston, with the able assistance of Kathryn Danby (who is also the group's choreographer) and Dawn Fletcher (a whizz with costumes). Nerys Jones helps with music related matters and posters, programmes etc.

We also have a President - Mrs Eileen Shervey - a stalwart member of Shifnal Drama Group which ran for nearly 11 years until November 2002.

We are also very grateful to have a small but - very important - band of former Shifnal Drama Group members and parents who are able to lend a hand at production time. In 2016 a fundraising committee of parents was also set up.

Who's who? Click to find out.

Where does Stagekids meet?

Stagekids meets on Thursday evenings during the school term at the Youth Club on the Bridgnorth Road in Shifnal. The younger group (for 7 to 11 year olds) meets from 6.45 pm to 8.00 pm and the older group (11 to 15 year olds) between 8.00 pm and 9.45 pm.

There are usually rehearsals when we get close to a production. We don't normally meet during the holidays.

How do I get involved?

Stagekids is for young people in the Shifnal area of Shropshire. If your child is interested in joining us, you can find phone contact details in the local 'in and around' magazine or on the Shropshire Council community directory.

We do have an email address, shown below, but it may take longer for us to reply to you if you contact us this way.

Don't forget to tell us: your child's name and age, and contact name and details.

For health and safety reasons, we would be grateful if you could wait until you have heard back from us before turning up. Please don't just turn up without getting in touch because we would hate to have to turn you away.

Fees and membership form

Membership fees are currently:

  • Younger group: £26.00 per child per school term
  • Older group: £30.00 per child per school term

Fees are due at the beginning of each term. If you are new to the group we don't mind you coming to a few meetings before paying in case you decide not to stay! Cheques are payable to 'Stagekids'.

For safety reasons, we also ask parents to complete a Membership Form which covers things like emergency contact and medical details.