Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Barnstaple

Welcome to Stagecoach Barnstaple

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Welcome to Stagecoach Barnstaple where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes in Barnstaple, stretching young imaginations and building confidence.

Open every weekend during term time and workshops during the school holidays, come join the fun!

Principal: Kate Ridley-Holloway ADPA UKCA

Latest News from Stagecoach Barnstaple!

Peter Pan will be flying onto the Stage at Stagecoach Barnstaple this Summer!
Next term for our end of year Summer Production, Stagecoach Barnstaple will be staging Peter Pan the Musical! Showings will be at Pilton Community College on Saturday 16th July at 11.30am and 4pm. All are welcome to come and watch but if you would like to get involved and take part in the show give us a call now to enrol for our Summer Term starting April 30th 2016.

Celebrations with more LAMDA Success!!
16 of our students aged from 7-16 years, opted to take their LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) Solo Acting Exams in the Spring of this year. After weeks of hard work and one to one tuition with LAMDA Tutor Mark Wakeman they all headed down to Plymouth to the examination. After a nail biting few weeks they got the results ... 100% PASSED!! All 16 students achieved a Merit or above with most achieving Distinction level! 
All 16 students have even opted to take the exams again next year so they can climb up through the grades. These solo acting exams are not to be taken lightly; They require weeks of tuition alongside a great deal of practicing from the students at home with the higher grades also having to read and research plays and playwrights. Taking these exams even goes towards building UCAS points for the students further education with some of them hoping to go on to Drama Schools in the future. 
We could not be prouder of what the students have achieved. They all showed such commitment to the course with each of them achieving fantastic results. We hope they are all very proud of themselves, they are certainly a credit to our school!

We've done it! Stagecoach Barnstaple's very first Music Video!
During the Spring term our students collaborated their singing, dance and drama skills to create our very first Music Video!! With a 7 minute long 'Queen Medley' the students really had their work cut out, rehearsing complex harmonies whilst dancing dramatic routines and all of this whilst staying in character! Not only did they learn the material but they also had a lot of input into each 'scene' of the video, creating story boards and throwing out ideas as the 7 minute long piece came together. Check out the final edit of our Music Video at the top of this page - it is guaranteed to have you singing along and bopping in your seat!! We are really pleased with the results!

Stagecoach Barnstaple Celebrate as they Perform at Barnstaple's Christmas Lights Switch On Event!
Earlier this year we were invited to take part in the Christmas Lights Switch on which took place on the Square, Barnstaple on Sunday 22nd November and what a brilliant day it was! 67 of our students ranging from 6-18 years took to the main stage on the square to entertain the crowds with their favorite festive songs. We had groups, soloists, duets and of course whole school songs to perform adding variety and a little Stagecoach magic to a great event! Our brave singers received fabulous applause from the crowd and local Christmas shoppers, we did such a good job that the organisers have even booked us in for next year already!
Contact Principal Kate on 01271 533123

Stagecoach Acting, Singing and Dance Classes & Times

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

A full term’s fees for Early Stages is £165 (Scottish fees may vary).

A two week trial for Early Stages costs £25.

Click on the ‘Enrol Now’ button by your preferred class to book your place and pay for your first two weeks. When you sign up for the remainder of the term, your initial payment of £25 will be deducted from the full term’s fees.


Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

A full term’s fees for Main Stages is £330 (Scottish fees may vary).

A two week trial for Main Stages costs £50.

Click on the ‘Enrol Now’ button by your preferred class to book your place and pay for your first two weeks. When you sign up for the remainder of the term, your initial payment of £50 will be deducted from the full term’s fees.

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
Stagecoach Barnstaple performing arts school:
Pilton Community College, Chaddiford Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1RF