Stagecoach Basingstoke

A very warm welcome from Stagecoach Basingstoke. We 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 communicate, preparing them for whichever stage they choose to step onto. The classes promote both life and technical skills, building confidence and stretching imaginations through singing, acting and dance. Stagecoach Basingstoke has been running for over 20 years, so if you are looking for drama, dance and singing classes rest assured we offer the highest quality teaching for your children.

The Principals, James and Danica, along with a great team of teachers, provide professional, fun and exciting training with lots of opportunities to grow. The staff are dedicated to helping students to use the performing arts to assist in their social and educational development, in the theatre and beyond.  Like the principals, Stagecoach Basingstoke staff have all worked professionally and have strong links with the performing arts industry. We look forward to meeting you!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal James Bulgin

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



This term is packed with Performances 17th October - MAIN STAGES at the Princes Hall End of Term - EARLY STAGES performances at the Courtyard Theatre Keep an eye on your emails


Congratulations to our students who have booked various tv jobs over the past month. Exciting news to follow

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Stagecoach Early Stages
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)

Stagecoach Main Stages
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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - James Bulgin

James has spent his professional life in theatre working as an actor, director and producer. During his career, he has worked on shows in the West End and on national and international tour. He has been involved with Stagecoach for over 15 years, and now runs Stagecoach Basingstoke with his wife Danica who is principal of Stagecoach Fleet.

As a father of two himself, he is very passionate about the opportunity that it provides for young people. James trained in musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting, after graduating from Royal Holloway College, University of London, with a degree in English. As a producer and director James’s first class productions include The West End Men starring Lee Mead, Matt Willis, Ramin Karimloo and Kerry Ellis (Vaudeville Theatre West End and tour), Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (starring Chesney Hawkes), Days of Hope, Buddy and Caroline O’Connor; The Showgirl Within at the Garrick Theatre (on which he was associate producer).

He has directed drama school productions of Little Shop of Horrors, ‘i’ and Pippin. As an actor, West End includes; The Glee Club, (Duchess Theatre.) London and Regional includes; Mark in New Boy (Project Arts Theatre, Dublin – for which he was nominated for the Micheal Mac Liammoir award for Best Actor), Marius in Les Miserables in Concert (Fort Regent, Jersey), 16 Gobs (The King’s Head), Prince Charming in Cinderella (The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), Aladdin in Aladdin (The Camberley Theatre).

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