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!

Flash Mob Performance in Aid of Children's Hospice South West
Our performance troupe have been working hard over the last few weeks in secret to put together Stagecoach Barnstaple's first ever Flash Mob! Our students decided that they would like to raise money and awareness of the Children's Hospice South West so together with the help of our sponsors, Redrow Homes and John Smale & Co Estate Agents we set to work to create a show stopping piece. The children performed 'Revolting Children' from the ever popular musical 'Matilda'. With some gutsy characters and some powerful moves, the shoppers of Greenlanes Shopping Centre, Barnstaple certainly looked surprised.

Amazing Results for LAMDA Solo Acting Exams
11 of our students at Stagecoach Theatre Arts School Barnstaple 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 we got the results ... 100% PASSED!! All 11 students achieved a Merit or above with nearly half passing at Distinction level!

Principal Kate Ridley-Holloway and LAMDA tutor Mark Wakeman are both incredibly pleased with the results and added, "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."

'Stagecoach Live' at Princess Thearre, Torquay: October '14
Last year we were delighted to be asked to put together a group of 25 students from our Main Schools to perform at a Stagecoach Regional Showcase. Stagecoach schools from all over the South West and beyond came together to celebrate some of their work and to experience the excitement of performing on a large scale professional stage. Our troupe ranged from 7yrs right up to our eldest students at 18yrs. They all worked extremely hard with long rehearsals and tough steps to learn but is was all well with it. The students performed their version of 'Hairspray' including tracks such as 'Ladies Choice' and 'Nicest Kids in Town' with our boys doing some fantastic solo vocals. With some bright costumes, some fab moves and plenty of hairspray the students had a great reaction from our audience - they can't wait to go back and do it all again!

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.

Fees: £162 per term / £13.50 per week
(Weekly cost is based on 36 weeks of tuition a year)

Payment options available. Scottish fees may vary.

(90 minutes each week)

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!

Fees: £324 per term / £27.00 per week 
(Weekly cost is based on 36 weeks of tuition a year)

Payment options available. Scottish fees may vary.

(3 hrs each week)
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