Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Solihull

Welcome to Stagecoach Solihull

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Principal Jennifer has 18 years experience as Principal of Stagecoach Solihull, providing drama classes, dance classes and singing classes.

Solihull Stagecoach opened in 1997 and many of our students have gone on to achieve great opportunities in TV, film and professional touring productions such as Les Mis, Matilda, Scrooge, Evita, Mary Poppins, Beauty and The Beast, Never Forget, Doctor Dolittle, The Lion King, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Whistle Down The Wind, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar and Aida, and many more shows at the  Birmingham Hippodrome, Alexandra Theatres and the RSC.

Many students have gone on to study at Mountview, Arts Ed, LIPA, GSA, Birmingham School of Acting, LSMT and many have taken University places studying Drama, Dance, Singing and are now qualified teachers .

Ex students have performed in many West End Shows such as Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Sister Act,High School Musical, Mathew Bourne's Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Matilda and The Book of Mormon.

We pride ourselves on offering a safe environment where children can receive quality training in the performing arts. We welcome children with no previous experience and all we ask is that they are enthusiastic and keen to learn.

Students participate in all three performing arts disciplines: drama classes, dance classes and singing classes - helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and fun.

Providing performance opportunities twice a year within the school, we also cater for those who just love to perform via our own Performane Dance Troupe and Choir.

Our Testimonials

"I've been coming to Stagecoach since I was four. I have made some lifelong friends and it really built my confidence, I am thrilled to now be following my dream studying BA Drama at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts”
Elena, Age 18

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Solihull was such a huge part of my life growing up.. It was a place to escape and indulge in different worlds - Theatre, Dance, Singing and above all...friendship. My happiest memories lay here at Stagecoach and hopefully one day when I have children, they will go too! This place taught me NOTHING was too big to dream & it taught me professionalism and respect. Forever indebted to such a wonderful place, and above all my principal and friend Jennifer Pando
Georgina Southall 
BBC Birmingham

Reminder: Our classes will continue through the half term break.
Principal: Jennifer Pando - A.I.D.T.A Blt,Th,MJ,T

Latest News from Stagecoach Solihull!

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Summer Holiday Workshops
We are now taking bookings for Summer holiday workshops, click here for more details.

Spring Term - Perform with Stagecoach Solihull! 
We are so looking forward to taking part in another Stagecoach Showcase event in our Spring term. One group will perform at the famous Her Majesty’s Theatre in London's West End in March. More students will be performing in touring productions of Abba Tribute and Joseph and The Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat or performing with Ellen Kent Opera Company.
Summer Term - Solihull Arts Festival
All senior students will be in this fabulous charity event which raised £4200 for Solihull local charities last year.
Last year our senior students produced a fantastic show based on "Tim Burton". Four separate shows were produced and featured the Solihull Stagecoach Performance Dance Troupe and Choir and our Further Stages group. 

Autumn term - London Trinity Group Musical Theatre Examinations
All senior students will take part in the examination sessions. Stagecoach Solihull also offer LAMDA individual examinations and LCM singing examinations.
Stagecoach Theatre Arts Solihull is delighted to announce that we are launching a new Mini Stages class for 2 to 4 year olds, running on Wednesdays from 09:30 to 10:30 and 10:30 to 11:30. These fun-filled classes, held at Solihull Arden Club, are designed to spark children's imagination and creativity, helping to improve literacy, numeracy, communication and social skills through stimulating songs, stories and more! Children will be joined by their parents/carers during the 45 minute sessions, led by an experienced DBS-checked teacher. Term will run from 24th February to 23rd March and places are strictly limited; enquire today by emailing solihull@stagecoach.co.uk or comment below. Mini Stages are finalists in the Music Theatre in Education award 2016!
An Inspector Calls...at the Stagecoach Solihull Demonstration! Stagecoach Solihull Demonstration to parents had a special guest in the audience - an inspector! We are thrilled with our 'Outstanding' achievement and here are his comments:
"OUTSTANDING - in creativity in all stages/disciplines, impressive improvisation and spontaneity by all students."
"Overall - the performances of students today gave a convincing picture to parents of the benefits of an effective stagecoach school.  Demonstrations emphasised the continual promotion of creativity and development of the performance skills and self confidence of students.  Enjoyment is ever present, all aspects reflect quality teaching and the dedicated leadership of the Principal."
0121 745 4007

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.

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.
Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
Our Location
Stagecoach Solihull performing arts school runs drama classes, dance classes and singing classes within Tudor Grange Upper School, Dingle Lane, Solihull, B91 3PD - covering all surround towns and villages. 

Our Classes Children Aged 6-18 Years - Main Stages
Your child will participate in the three disciplines of the performing arts in a weekly three hour session. Children are split into three groups of similar ages and study each discipline for one hour in detail. They are taught to express themselves creatively and effectively whilst learning at their own speed. F

Early stages 4-7 years
Drama classes, dance classes and singing classes in a 90 minute session, split into 30 minute classes. Classes are restricted to 18 children, allowing us to nurture young talent whilst encouraging and inspiring those who might need additional confidence. For more information, please complete our enquiry form or call Jennifer on 0121 745 4007. 

Children Aged 15 Years - Further Stages
For older and more advanced students aged 15 , we have a Further Stages group which operates on a Saturday. It caters for older children who wish to further develop their skills in performing arts. It is also suitable for students who have not been to Stagecoach before but are experienced in performing arts. 

Our Training
All drama lessons, dance classes and singing lessons are run by professional teachers who have been fully CRB checked. With industry experience in choreography, singing, directing and acting, our teachers are experts in their chosen field. 

Recognised School
Stagecoach Solihull has a recognised status awarded from the Council for Dance and Education Training. Drama, Dance and Singing classes in Solihull. Teachers are DBS checked and First Aid trained.

Performance Opportunities and Welcome note

Providing performance opportunities twice a year within the school, we also cater for those who just love to perform via our own Dance Troupe and Choir. All senior students  take part in examinations during the Autumn Term. Stagecoach Solihull are a recognised centre for London Trinity College in London.

Every summer term , all Senior students are involved in a fabulous charity event in collaboration with the Solihull Rotary Organisation. Four shows are produced from all work produced in the summer term. All shows were performed at the Dovehouse Theatre - Solihull. Appearing in all four shows were the Solihull Stagecoach Dance Troupe and Choir and our Further Stages.

Open Air Street Theatre
Senior students have the opportunity to perform street theatre in Jubilee Gardens in Solihull. Performances from everyone including dance troupe and choir. Dance troupe and choir meet during the Autumn and Summer terms. They are involved in all performances of Solihull Arts Festival. Other performances have included Rotary Annual conference at the ICC Birmingham, opening of Arts Festival, Touchwood Events, flash mobs, Carols in the Park, Friends of Solihull Hospital.

Many of our students have been involved in TV, film and professional touring productions such as  Robbie Williams Tour 2014, Shrek 2015, Lion King 2014,  Les Mis, Matilda, Scrooge, Evita 2014, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Never Forget, Doctor Dolittle, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar and Aida, all at the Birmingham Hippodrome and Alexandra Theatres and the RSC.

No auditions - you just need plenty of energy and loads of enthusiasm!

If you have a question that isn't answered please feel free to contact Jennifer on 0121 745 4007 or email us at solihull@stagecoach.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming your child to Stagecoach Solihull theatre school.

Summer Workshops
Stagecoach Solihull gives your child an opportunity to gain an insight into drama, dance and singing via our school holiday workshops. Please be aware that our workshops are very popular and places are limited, so to avoid disappointment book now or call 0121 745 4007.