StageCoach Theatre Arts Schools was founded in 1988 in England. In 21 years StageCoach has grown to be the best part-time theatre school worldwide with over 700 schools and 40,000 students.
Stagecoach is about performing arts for children. The three elements of singing, dancing, and acting, lead naturally into musical theatre work, which students love. Often, students join Stagecoach because they are keen on one particular element that Stagecoach can offer, e.g. singing. However, as they take part in regular three-hourly lessons, they develop skills and a good working knowledge of the other two disciplines, making them thoroughly all-round musical theatre performers.
- StageCoach training is offered to children and teenagers aged 4-16. Your child will be in a small group that we call a "Stage". Each day starts with attendance followed by three equally spaced drama, dance and singing lessons.
- Main School Structure - the 6-16 year olds This is the heart of the StageCoach program. Here your child will be taught the skills required to act, sing and dance. They will discover the value of teamwork and learn the importance of self-discipline.
- Early Stages Structure - the 4-6 year olds Early stages students follow a similar program and schedule to the Main School students. Class time is reduced to three - half hour sessions of drama, dance and singing. Our goal with Early Stages is to create a fun environment where your child can enjoy our classes while becoming familiar with the discipline of participating in a group activity.
Building Skills and Confidence
Every student participates in all three performing arts disciplines: Drama classes which help the student develop confidence, Dance classes which develop their physical awareness and Singing classes developing articulation and communications skills.
Your Child's Safety
Stagecoach is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for its students and is proud to have been one of the first children's organizations to set up a Protection Protocol for all its schools.
This protocol was established by the late Ray Wyre, a well known and respected leading figure in the field of children's safety.
Since his death in 2008 Stagecoach has retained Steve Lowe, Ray's former partner, to continue Ray's work as our child protection consultant.
In addition, the presence of a non-teaching principal in every Stagecoach School ensures best practice in the safeguarding of students. Our rules insist the presence of this Principal at all times and our policy ensures that every Principal has a direct phone link to professional help and advice, when needed.