Stagecoach Belfast and Holywood

For children looking to develop their skills and experience in performing arts, there is no better place than Stagecoach. Whether they are taking that first step onto the stage or are seasoned performers, stagecoach can cater for everyone.
The success behind Stagecoach’s schools is obvious when you meet our teachers.  All have great backgrounds and experience in performing arts and share the exact same passion as our students do; this is a recipe for success and helps them provide exciting and involved classes which help to bring out the best in every student.
If your child shows a particular interest in a certain area of performing, our teachers can help them follow this, providing supportive mentoring and guidance throughout.
One of the biggest benefits from performing arts for children is the confidence and key skills it provides them, helping them work together as part of a larger group, as well as individually is extremely important in young development.
If you would like any more information on the classes Stagecoach offer or any information about our schools, please feel free to contact us.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Janet-Anne Phillips - FULL EQUITY Member

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

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 - Janet-Anne Phillips - FULL EQUITY Member

Originally from Reading, Berkshire, Janet-Anne trained in ballet, tap, jazz, Modern dance, drama and singing at Jeanine Greville Academy, Henley on Thames and as a member of Generation Theatre Company (whose fellow members included Christian Bale and Kate Winslet), before heading into the entertainment business aged 17, where she worked with top names in directing and choreography both in the U.K and abroad. Janet-Anne works as a choreographer and has choreographed professional productions at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast and for television and film. Most recent credits include choreographer on CBBC's 'Dani's Castle' series one and two, choreographer on BBC drama 'Wipers Times' (written by Ian Hislop) and she had the honour of teaching presenter Lindsay Russell on CBBC Blue Peter. Janet-Anne also takes on the role as children's director on the national tours of 'Joseph', 'Evita', 'Half a Sixpence' and 'Annie' and in opera - Aida, Carmen, Tosca and La Traviata. Janet-Anne specialises in teaching actors with two left feet to dance! A Licenced Chaperone, Janet-Anne is striving to make sure that children working in the entertainment industry are always safe and protected. She enjoys working alongside the talented teachers at Stagecoach to encourage the stars of the future.

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