Welcome to the Stage and Screen Academy - Irlam / Cadishead

The Stage and Screen Academy is Irlam and Cadishead’s performing arts school, where kids learn musical theatre, film making, ballet and street. 

If your child likes acting, singing, dancing and filmmaking this is the perfect Irlam kids club to join. We have Groups for kids aged between 4 and 16 years old. 

Our Irlam kids dance classes include a ballet class and a street dancing class. Our one to one  tuition includes singing and piano lessons.

The club is also a great place for your child to make local Irlam and Cadishead friends and grow their confidence kids dance classes, acting classes and singing.

By joining us, you will be supporting a small family run, Irlam and Cadishead business and help grow kids activities within the area. 

Come and join the Stage and Screen family!

Key Facts

What the kids say!

Singing, dancing and acting - Performance opportunities

We have done many projects that allow the kids to practice their acting, dancing, and singing. We’ve done short films, recreations, music videos, live performances, monologues and had the kids singing at the local Christmas fair, at Irlam and Cadishead Academy.


We do one big Summer musical in July and another in February. We have therefore two seasons: September to February and February to July. Auditions for each show are in September and February for lead roles. No audition required for the chorus. We also sing at Irlam station’s Xmas event in Decemberand Irlam’s summer festival in the park in august.

Our shows include: 

Jul 2021 – Disney compilation

Dec 2021 – The Greatest showman

Jul 2022 – Compilation show: Lion King, Annie and High school musical

Dec 2022 – Wicked

Jul 2023 – The little mermaid JR

Feb 2024 – Matilda JR

We are constantly creating and we frequently involve all the classes, including the kids ballet class and the street dancing class.

our current show: Matilda JR - Feb 2024

The Little mermaid JR - Jul 2023

WIcked - Dec 2022

Lion King - Annie - HIgh school musical - Jul 2022

The Greatest showman - Dec 2021

Why choose us?

  • We are a fun, inclusive group (we have multiple kids with disabilities), which is a great setting to make friends! We like the family we’ve created!
  • We do many projects, providing lots of performance opportunities
  • We do shows!
  • We are a rare performing arts school that includes filmmaking
  • Dance teachers that have an extensive performance background
  • Professional film makers and editors 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

Music video studio!

Stage and Screen has access to Brading Images’ Music Video Green screen studio! 

We love recording our members’ songs with some cool backgrounds. Stage and screen can record music videos with professional lighting, editing and microphone for just £50 (discounted rate for members). For more information about the music videos and the recording studio with Brading Images, click here

The studio is also perfect for recording ABRSM Musical Theatre exams as there is also a hand held microphone and black background available.

Irlam, Manchester Princess kids parties!

All our teachers are fully trained princess party entertainers and as well as covering Irlam, they travel all around Manchester for Birthday Parties!

Areas covered include: Urmston, Bolton, Sale, Streford, Leigh, Warrington, Carrington, Stockport, Altrincham, Hale, Rochdale…

Check out My Superstar Princess Parties: https://mysuperstar.co.uk/

On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mysuperstaruk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysuperstarparties

About us

Sophie and Matt moved to Irlam to be closer to work in Media City. Matt was working at the BBC and Sophie at ITV, on Coronation Street. 

Developing the local area

Sophie was running Stage and Screen in other areas already, but noticed that Irlam had very few kids clubs and no singing, acting, dancing or film making clubs in Irlam or Cadishead.

She wanted to bring the performing arts directly to the kids of the area and that’s how Stage and Screen in Irlam came to be.

Bringing dance teachers to Irlam and Cadishead

Her goal is to develop dancing of all genres in the areas. The kids club currently has a ballet class and a street dancing class, but Sophie is eager to bring more, like tap dancing!

Bringing music teachers to Irlam and Cadishead

Sophie teaches both singing and piano to the local kids and hopes to develop music in the area further. She studied music for 10 years in France, so her music theory knowledge is pretty extensive. She has been passing ABRSM exams to get a good understanding of the UK marking system.

Bringing film making to Irlam and Cadishead

Having a very extensive on set experience as well as having 2 degrees in film, Sophie also wants to share her passion for film making with the younger generation. She has taught at several large performing arts school but has also been a film and TV lecturer at Staffordshire University.

A community

She loves that the club isn’t just a kids activity, but also a community where kids can meet other local kids from other schools, with similar interests and where parents can meet other parents!

Soloists singing

Minis Singing

Stars Singing

Juniors singing


Irlam Dance classes

Irlam Acting Classes


Short film

Monologue: The Magician

Monologue: Going to Disney

Halloween monologue

Easter video

Irlam Musical Discovery Class - Singing / Acting / Dancing / Games

Poem videos

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  • Local Primary schools: Irlam Endowed primary school, Barton Moss primary school, St Theresa RC Primary school, Irlam Primary school, St Mary’s Cadishead Primary school, St Joseph’s Primary school, Cadishead Primary school, Twiss green, Bradshaw Cp Warrington, St. Andrews Boothstown, Ellesmere, Moorfield primary, Fiddlers lane primary school, St Helens, Clarendon primary school, and Lowton J&I.
  • Local High schools: Irlam and cadishead academy, St andrews eccles, St Patrick’s rc high school, Culcheth high, Flixton Girls School and Salford city academy