All the World is a Stage

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With a highly attuned understanding of the value that Drama and Performing Arts can have on development; not only of personal attributes, but also of creativity and the appreciation of beauty; we created Upstage Lab.

Upstage Lab is a programme dedicated to the development of young people, focusing on social skills, diversity, cultural appreciation and emotional and professional growth, forming a solid foundation for a stronger future. 



Our Services

At Upstage Lab, Fernando and his team of  hand-picked stage-professionals, teach young people essential life skills such as  communication and body awareness, through the power of drama and movement. 

Using creative play,  embodiment and body/space theory, alongside internationally recognised syllabuses of educational, social and artistic development such as LAMDA and LABAN. Upstage Lab is multifaceted; it teaches children and teens not only artistic technique and cultural values, but it develops essential skills such as posture, articulation, self-confidence, speech clarity, body awareness and mindfulness, in parallel to cultural enhancement and a deeper understanding of Art and culture.  

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Private Tutoring

We offer private tutoring from the comfort of your own home in post-school hours and on weekends. A unique bespoke programme will be designed specifically for your child's needs and goals.

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Performance Art Camps and Summer Intensives

Every school holiday we organise an intensive week full of dance, drama, musical theatre and all sorts of cultural discoveries and explorations thoughout London. 

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Forum Theatre For Schools

Forum Theatre is theatre for change. 
Upstage Lab uses Augusto Boal's theatre of the oppressed techniques, to work with young children and teens in situations of social difficulty, embodying quotidian problematics and helping them to find resolution for the problems they face daily. 

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Fernando Mariano - Theatre Practitioner

The head behind the Lab

"Art is not a mirror with which to reflect reality but a hammer with which to shape it." - Brecht


 Fernando literally work magic with every pupil he meets and instantly makes them feel like a superstar. Bringing the unimaginable to life in everything he does, he is an excellent mentor to young people, and a ridiculously fabulous colleague. Fernando is an inspiration to watch at work. 

— Andrew Reedie , Primary School Teacher. 

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Because your child deserves only  the best...

See for yourself  what our  clients have to  say about us...  not just their folks... but themselves!