About Us

ASH Stage Productions is Rugby and Daventry's largest and fastest growing Youth Theatre Company established in May 2013, a local independent and family run company founded by husband and wife duo Adam and Sam Holst, both of which are proud parents themselves. Along with their years of teaching and directing experience, Adam and Sam have gained a vast amount of experience and training in the performing arts spanning over 20 years in both professional and amateur theatre and on screen, with a large and impressive portfolio of credits between them. ASH Stage Productions is lucky enough to also have some fantastic connections and contacts within the West End and the casting industry, and have provided a number of amazing opportunities to their students including major West End and BBC auditions. 

ASH Stage Productions currently produce around 6-8 productions every year, providing various performance opportunities for all their students. Our shows are produced through professional workshop style classes which run all year round throughout school term-time, giving our students the chance to get noticed and to develop the necessary skills for a career in the Performing Arts industry. All of our productions are under the direction and supervision of fully qualified and experienced industry professionals, all of which hold a full enhanced DBS check. We have had a large number of students progress from ASH into full-time further education Performing Arts courses and training, including the West End kids, Arts Ed London, East 15 Acting School London and more locally BOA, and other further training colleges and universities. 

We welcome all members including those already currently attending stage schools, to those with little or no experience at all as long as you have the energy and enthusiasm to be on stage and give it your all. We pride ourselves on our passion for performing, and work towards developing our student’s stage skills allowing them be the best they can be as they grow into strong and confident performers.

The Team...
Adam Holst, Company Co-founder and Director

Samantha Holst, Company Co-Founder and Director
(Child Protection & Safeguarding Lead)

Leonie Maguire, Choreographer and Dance Teacher

"Fantastic show AGAIN! Such an impressive crowd of youngsters! From littlies to the big ones! All sang beautifully...Can't wait for their next performance! Well done all!"

"My daughter came today for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the class...thanks for making her feel so welcome, she is looking forward to coming back next week :-)"

Child protection and safeguarding policy September 2017, available upon request.