Stagecoach Blackburn

A warm welcome from Stagecoach Performing Arts School Blackburn! Established in 2004, we offer a nurturing, caring environment for students to learn and develop their performing skills whilst gaining confidence and making new friends. Our excellent team of highly experienced teachers offer exciting, fun lessons as well as preparing the students for shows and performances. We are very lucky to run our school in the beautiful performing arts building at St Mary's College.

With over 700 theatre schools and more than 40,000 students worldwide, Stagecoach is the UK's largest network of part time performing arts schools for children. Since our inception in 1988, our singing, acting and dancing classes have helped to build the confidence of many thousands of children, as well as providing a springboard for some of the country's leading young performers. Every student participates 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 lots of fun! In addition, opportunities exist for students to be offered professional work in film, theatre and modelling by the Stagecoach Agency.  

To find out more about Stagecoach Blackburn enquire today by calling Principal Jayne on 01706 300464 or emailing

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Jayne Bradshaw - MA BA Hons

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


Spring term 2020

Registers are now closed for the current term but you can BOOK NOW, to secure your place for our Spring term, starting 11TH JANUARY! Please contact - or call 01706 300464 - 2 WEEK TRIALS AVAILABLE! Limited places.

Sammy Winward workshop

Sammy broke into acting at a very early age and has been working on our screens and stage for the past 20 years. She's best known for playing the character Katie Sugden on Emmerdale and has recently stared in the ITV dramas Prey and Fearless. Coming soon - Sammy is very much looking forward to sharing all her TV acting knowledge with the students!

Childcare vouchers

We are delighted to share that we are now registered with Ofsted, meaning we can now accept Childcare Vouchers for fee payments! We hope this may be helpful to many families - please call Jayne on 01706 300464 for further information.

Schools Gotta Dance

We can't wait for our next performing opportunity this term at Burnley Mechanics - our fourth event with this organisation!

Thank Abba for the Music!

We were so pleased to be asked to perform, when the touring production of the well established Abba tribute show - 'Thank Abba for the Music' - came to the Empire Theatre, Blackburn in January! Students loved the experience of rehearsing and sound checking with the cast before performing live on stage... along with chatting back stage!

Barricade Boys

What a brilliant time we had, performing with The Barricade Boys at King George's Hall! Students got to sing two numbers with them - Barry Manilow's 'One Voice' and the ever popular 'Million Dreams' from The Greatest Showman. A fab evening and another great performing opportunity!

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 - Jayne Bradshaw - MA BA Hons

Jayne's education includes Grade 8 piano, BA Hons Music degree and a Masters degree in Composition. Her experience of musical directing includes working with a local youth theatre group and working at a Performance Arts Summer Camp in New York. Jayne is an experienced performer and has played with cabaret bands around the North West and is an accompanist for shows, exams, choirs and church services. She is currently working as a self-employed musician combining teaching with performing, both in schools and privately.

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