Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Gloucester

Welcome to Stagecoach Gloucester

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Our Gloucester School is fully of life and vitality where children join us on a weekly basis to discover the magical world of performing arts! Our school has a warm and friendly feel – we love to see lots of animated expressive faces in drama and plenty of lively moves in our dance classes and listen to voices loud and clear in singing. Our focus changes over three terms, from technique, building confidence and skills -  to performing a full show -  as well as sharing our work in progress with friends and family. We will be performing locally at Parabola Arts Centre and also support many charity gala’s as well as school fete’s and local community events. We offer a rich environment where children are wholeheartedly encouraged to find their confidence through drama, dance and singing – whilst having lots of fun and meeting many new friends along the way.
Principal: Sharon Isaacs

Latest News from Stagecoach Gloucester!

Stagecoach Cheltenham & Gloucester are excited to welcome our very own West End Performer!

Why not come and join us for our summer term and work with West End Performer Sophie Isaacs who currently plays Sandra in Made in Dagenham. Sophie is joining our team to bring our unique West End Workshop - our summer term is buzzing with excitement!

Off to Disney We Go!!

Our Students are off to Disneyland Paris for the trip of a lifetime!  Following our recent successful audition we are polishing our dance routines and rehearsing hard in preparation for our pre-parade and stage show performances.

Joseph came to town!

We had a fantastic time at the beginning of this term, performing with the professional cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Our Students formed the choir and worked alongside the cast of this iconic show. A truly wonderful opportunity which was enjoyed by all and we sounded FANTASTIC!!

Mad about The Movies

We are looking forward to our presentation at the end of this term.... MAD ABOUT THE MOVIES - we have all worked with great energy and enthusiasm to bring a variety of drama, song and dance inspired by the world of film!!
Contact Principal Sharon on 01242 252415

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.
Gloucester Performing Arts School opened in 2002 based at Ribston Hall High School we enjoy a perfect location with all the benefits of a venue with performing arts status. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality classes for performing arts under one roof – making life simple and easy for parents and offering children the opportunity to explore singing, drama and dance! We not only train but provide opportunities to perform locally and nationally.

Fully qualified teachers bring a wide range of experience and everyone has enhanced child protection DBS certificates in place.

In Drama we discover new skills including devising, exploring scripted work and stage craft – we use props and play games to encourage self-confidence. Our students are given the opportunity to take examinations in Drama each term.

Dance training has a broad base encompassing, Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theatre we also enjoy Street Dance – we encourage everyone to bring their own ideas and choreography along to classes.

Singing is where we find our voices and explore a wide genre of music, from Popular and the Classics to Musical Theatre.  Our vocal warm up exercises are great fun and encourage good practice and correct technique enabling us to sing confidently and protect our voices.

We are very excited to be taking a group of our students to Disneyland® Paris in July this year where they will perform in the pre parade and on stage.

We are currently looking forward to performing as the choir for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, having appeared as the choir for this show on no less than nine occasions - each occasion brings it’s own excitement. In addition to Joseph, we have acted and danced alongside professional companies both in musicals and in plays, from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and JB Priestley’s,  An Inspector Calls, to The King and I and many more besides. We regularly visit London’s West End to see our favourite shows most recently we saw Made in Dagenham and Matilda. We have also performed on stage at the O2 Arena and The Royal Albert Hall in London. 

We are situated at Ribston Hall High School, Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5LE. Travelling from the city centre, the school is situated on the Right Hand side approximately half a mile from the city: simply drive in to the main car park to the right of the main entrance and make your way to the reception area of the school.  Travelling from the ring road – at St Barnabus Church roundabout take the exit on to Stroud Road, towards the city, cross over the first mini roundabout and the school will be on the left hand side.