Hi everybody and welcome to Stage & the City; London’s hottest version of Happy Hour.
In 2001 I set up the award-winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School for 4 – 18 year olds. This has grown to have a great reputation in the performing arts industry and many of our students have gained leading roles on TV, Film and on the West End stage.
However, my main incentive for this school was to help those children that wished to increase in confidence, self-esteem and life skills via the performing arts. As this school provides professional tuition, as opposed to just one-off projects, it was proving impossible to gain funding for those less privileged children that wished to access our training.
Therefore in 2014 I had the idea for Stage & the city. After work performing arts classes, taught by leading industry professionals, for adults that wished to have fun as well as learn new skills for personal or career development. And all profits would go to the Fiorentini Foundation, (charity no 1140414) to provide bursaries for children wishing to access Fiorentini training. So not only would adults have fun and learn new skills but they would also be supporting a great cause at the same time.
Since Stage & the City launched 2 years ago I have seen many adults develop in confidence and make some lifelong friends. We have had several showcases where students from different courses get to mingle and support one another and this has just been the icing on the cake. Thanks to Stage & the City’s contribution to the Fiorentini Foundation we have also supported more than thirty less privileged children. One of our Stage & the City bursaries went to Jaden Oshenye who then went on to play Fletcher alongside Beverley Knight in the West End’s The Bodyguard.
Do have a browse through the website and see what classes appeal to your inner performer. If you are unsure about whether a course is right for you please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can often organise one off free tasters so that you can get to meet the teacher and fellow students before committing.
Hope to meet you soon.