Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Shrewsbury

Welcome to Stagecoach Shrewsbury

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
With over 700 theatre schools worldwide and more than 40,000 students, Stagecoach is the UK's largest network of part-time performing arts schools for children and teenagers aged 4 - 18 years. We ensure that each child gets the most out of their experience by building life skills and confidence while having lots of fun. Stagecoach Shrewsbury opened in 2001 and many of our students have gone on to achieve great things. Lisa finds watching the pupils grow in performance skills and confidence most rewarding. Seeing young people develop their talents and grow as individuals is her main goal.

Principal: Lisa van der Horst

Latest News from Stagecoach Shrewsbury!

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Summer Holiday Workshop
Come along and enjoy the fun this summer. We have two great summer workshops running on 25th - 29th July. For 4-6 and 6-18 year olds
Do your little ones want to explore Mr Margorium's wonder Emporium? Each day will be filled with wonderful adventures. With singing dancing and acting. Let your little ones imagination come alive with our fantastic summer workshop.

Are you thinking what you can do this summer. Do you love to act, dance and sing. Would you love to put a show on in a week? We want to encourage older students to use their creative side and put on a show. Students 14+ can enjoy putting their skills to the test to devise a show.
This is not just for younger children we want the older ones to join us and get the energy flowing to inspire them to develop great skills this summer.  Work alongside our brilliant professional teachers lets make a Mini theatre performance.
'Juke box time machine' for 6-18 year olds. This workshop will take you through the ages of songs/dances from past to present with a great script to link us through time. You will learn new skills and perform to friends at the end of the week.
This is always open to children who do not come to stagecoach. It's holiday fun!. Come along and have a great week. You will truly love it.
Don't delay reserve your place today!

Successful Easter Workshops!
Some of our pupils have been very busy performing in musicals over Easter.
Natasha and Erin had the privilege to perform in one of the best musicals of all time 'Evita' at Shrewsbury 6th form college.
The girls actually got the chance to play young Evita. They were brilliant and shared the part. Well done girls. Great show.
Tonight is opening night for students from HPQA Performing arts college. They are performing the hit musical 'Made in Dagenham' at the Theatre Severn.
Two more pupils from Stagecoach Elsa and Kieran will playing brother and sister to sold out performances tonight and tomorrow.
I got to have a sneak peak at the in rehearsals. It is looking great. Break a leg!! You will all be fantastic.
All pupils at our school get such great opportunities to take part in various shows with trained older performers.

In the Spotlight
Finn Healey is getting ready to perform with the stars next week. Finn will be treading the boards and performing in Madame Butterfly with the Russian State opera at Theatre Severn on Friday 4th March.
Shrewsbury Stagecoach were approached once again to provide a pupil to play the part of the son in this professional production. We also had the opportunity last year for 10 pupils to sing in the opera Carmen with this company.
Finn cannot wait to meet the stars and work on stage beside them. Hamish Findlay will be working alongside Finn watching his every move as Finn's understudy. The boys will get the whole theatre experience on stage and backstage. What a fantastic memory for any child.
Good luck Boys.
We are all so proud of you.

Farewell Cerys
A very sad farewell to one of our Further stages students.
Cerys will be sadly missed at stagecoach. She has been at Stagecoach for 12 years.
What staying power!
Now with College and studies coming up Cerys feels it is the right time to move on.
Goodbye Cerys and all the very best from all at Shrewsbury Stagecoach.
Further stages is a great opportunity for mature students 14-20 years to use their skills and knowledge to further their artistic talent.
We have a developed a close family group welcoming more students to Shrewsbury Stagecaoch.
Some students have been with us for 14 years.

Call Principal Lisa on 01743540123

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)

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Our advanced musical theatre sessions give talented students the chance to extend their performance skills.  Through in-depth training and master classes, we help students to hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting.  We also give students the confidence to audition for theatre and vocational drama schools (if that is their goal) and make sure they are well prepared for interviews and auditions. 

Fees in accordance with Main Stages.
Stagecoach Shrewsbury Performing Arts School runs drama classes, dance classes and singing classes within Shropshire college of Arts and Technology, London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR.