Stagecoach Basingstoke

A very warm welcome from Stagecoach Basingstoke. Principals Andy and Sam Sullivan provide quality part-time training in performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs. We believe in the potential of every child, providing them with the tools to explore, create and take creative risks in a nurturing environment. The classes promote life skills, build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance. Stagecoach Basingstoke has been running for over 20 years now, so if you are looking for kids drama, dance and singing classes rest assured we offer the highest quality classes for your children.

The Principals, along with a great team of teachers, provide a professional, fun and exciting school. The staff are dedicated in helping students develop key skills to assist their social and educational development.  Like the principals, Stagecoach Basingstoke staff have all worked professionally and have strong links with the performing arts industry. The schools provide a fantastic training that you would only receive at a top theatre school as well as a warm, friendly and encouraging atmosphere.
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Andy Sullivan

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.

Meet The Team

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Friday & Saturday classes

If you are looking for Friday classes please visit our Friday school at www.stagecoach.co.uk/basingstokewest where we run classes from 4.00pm. For full information on Saturday classes please see below.

Exciting term ahead

We have so much planned this term, alongside our classes of acting, singing and dance, including: Star Wars stage combat, super hero week, The greatest showman workshop, Mama Mia masterclass and a circus skills workshop. (These are all included within the course fees). We also start work on the gala 2018 'Around the world in 90 mins'. What a term!

Early stages show

This term all our early stages students (4-6yrs) will be performing 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory'. Friends and family will have a chance to see their little star perform with lights, costume whilst having an amazing time! We look forward to seeing you there, make sure you have your golden ticket!

Summer school 2018

After the amazing success of Aladdin last year Stagecoach Basingstoke presents this year’s workshop production of Annie jr. It’s an amazing week to develop skills, have fun and meet new friends. For full details of dates and prices please see below under holiday workshops. Last few places remaining. Book your space now!

West End success

A huge congratulations to our amazing students who performed at the Shaftesbury theatre in London's west end, home of Motown the musical. The audience was blown away by their stunning performances through the innovative piece they had created. We cannot wait until our next West end performance at the end of the year at Her Majesties theatre.

New world record

As well as all our fun packed weekly classes the Musical theatre troupe will be working towards a showing of Beauty and the Beast to join the stagecoach network in creating a new world record on Sunday 1st July!

LAMDA exams

We will continue to run Individual acting tutorials this term, with the opportunity to take LAMDA drama examinations. Students are doing exceptionally well with their LAMDA exams, honing communication skills, confidence and building UCAS points!

Weekly Classes

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Andy Sullivan

Andy and Sam Sullivan are a husband a wife team.  They have three wonderful children and performing arts is very much apart of family life.  Sam is principal at Basingstoke west and Andy at Basingstoke, however you will meet both principals as they are frequently at both schools.
 
Andy has been a musical director, arranger and vocal coach on over 40 professional productions across the UK, Europe and America these include: Blood brothers (UK tour), Joseph and this amazing technicolor dreamcoat (UK tour), Annie (UK tour). Andy has worked for UK Productions on many shows and pantos across the country, Bill Kenwright as audition/rehearsal pianist and Jean-Ann Ryan productions (Flordia). Other credits include: children's MD for BBC proms (The water diviners tale), Blue Peter (Music Makers), and Dora! (Her Majesties). Andy has composed three short musicals for NYMT, YMT:UK and the Manchester youth project, in association with the Royal exchange theatre. Andy has taught singing and voice extensively at The Sylvia Young theatre school, Arts Ed, Mountview, LAMDA, Royal welsh and Hurtwood House. Andy is currently the vocal advisor for The Bristol old vic, Merlin entertainment (Chessington world of adventures/Alton towers/Shrek’s adventure at London's south bank). Andy is the head of Acting & Musical Theatre foundation courses at GSA, holds a first class honors in Musical theatre, a masters in vocal studies and a fellowship in musical theatre teaching with London College of Music. Andy has examined for both LCM and GSA in musical theatre. Andy is extremely passionate about quality training and providing a safe environment were students of all ages can build confidence and develop key skills in unlocking the power of self. Andy is thrilled to be principal of Stagecoach Basingstoke.