Stagecoach Basingstoke West

A very warm welcome from Stagecoach Basingstoke. Principals Sam and Andy 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 Samantha Sullivan

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

Meet The Team


Friday & Saturday Classes

If you are looking for Saturday classes please visit our Saturday school at where we run classes in the morning and afternoon. For full information on Friday classes see below.

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.

West End performance

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.

Summer school 2018

After the amazing success of Aladdin last year Stagecoach Basingstoke presents this year's workshop production of Annie jr. It is an amazing week to develop skills, have fun and meet new friends. For full details of dates and prices please visit: Last few places remaining so book yours now!

Exciting term ahead...

We have so much planned this term, alongside our classes in acting, singing & 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

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!

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)

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.

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Samantha 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.
Samantha has been performing since the age of 3. Back in her home town of Cardiff Sam gained all her major examinations with the ISTD in modern, tap and ballet. She graduated from the Guildford School of Acting with a first class degree in Musical Theatre. After graduating she performed in numerous shows including:  Pirates of Penzance(Kilworth theatre), Dick Whittington (Riverfront theatre),  Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Norwich), The Merry Widow (Holland Park), Variety show (Greenwich theatre), Remembrance Festival (Royal Albert Hall).  Sam slowly moved from performing and started teaching and choreographing in performing arts at the Sylvia young theatre school (summer schools), Hurtwood House (co-created Dance course) and GSA. She is currently short course manager at GSA where she works with students aged 4-25 and directs the GSA singers, a touring cabaret group (performances include: The Olivia awards, Josh Groban in concert and variety shows at Drury lane theatre Royal and London’s Haymarket. Having three children of her own and taught children for many years she is thrilled to be principal at Basingstoke where she can continue to help children grow and develop in performing arts.