Belgrade LifeStage is our unique enrichment and work related learning programme for students aged 14 – 16 years. The programme uses the Belgrade’s expertise in teaching through drama to deliver a range of subjects that help to increase learners’ employability and confidence, fitting with today’s industry needs.

LifeStage was launched in 2016, following on from the successful Work Related Learning course Acting Out. Developed in collaboration with local teachers and our colleagues from Coventry City Council, this programme is flexible to the needs of the individual student and schools. Students on the programme can work towards various qualifications which are awarded by the Open College Network West Midlands.

Meet the talented Georgia, who is extremely passionate about performing arts and is part of our LifeStage programme. Georgia fully immersed herself into the LifeStage programme from leading workshops to taking part in performances, whilst completing an array of academic tasks. Keep reading to discover Georgia’s future aspirations and why helping people is extremely important for her.

This is what Georgia has to say about her LifeStage journey:

Performing arts is one of the things I enjoy and is a way for me to get involved. We did performances and we did lots of written work as well to help us pass the course and gain the qualifications. It was fun, but we got on with the work as well and we all learnt something along the way. I enjoyed watching people make progress and helping people. I just liked working with people. Before I started LifeStage I wanted to be a famous actress, but now I want to help other people and watch them on the journey of getting where they want. I want to be a teacher. LifeStage will help me in my future.

For more information about Belgrade LifeStage and to book learners onto a course, please contact Kim Hackleman on 024 7684 6731 or email

To support LifeStage, and help young people like Georgia, click here to donate.

The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Ltd is a registered charity (No 219163). All the money given, raised or earned is not distributed as profit, but kept and reinvested back in to our work.