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.

Meet The Team


January term 2019

Registers have now closed for this term BUT if you would like your child to join us in January, you can BOOK NOW to secure your place! Please get in touch - or call 01706 300464 - 2 WEEK TRIALS AVAILABLE!

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

Following on from the success of performing at the Schools Gotta Sing event in June, our students will be taking to the stage at Burnley Mechanics once more, this time showing off their dance skills! We can't wait to watch them in action, in November! Tickets available direct from the Mechanics.

School trip

So excited that our school is going on a trip to watch Peter Pan at the Empire Theatre, Blackburn for an end of term treat! Even more excited that it features our dance teacher, Emily! We can't wait!

Beauty and the Beast

What a fabulous job our students did - performing at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax alongside lots of other students from neighboring Stagecoach schools! A brilliant experience for all involved!

Disneyland Paris

This Summer, some of our students were lucky enough to join hundreds of other Stagecoach students from across the country to 'Dance the Dream' in Disneyland Paris! Taking part in workshops with some of the Disney cast, whilst performing in front of thousands of visitors... what an experience and a great way to celebrate 30 years of Stagecoach!

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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