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 2018

Enrolments are now being taken for our new term starting on 13th January 2018! Lots of exciting things coming up including Lamda exams, panto trip and performances at professional theatres! Book your 2 week trial now!

Panto trip

Join us on our January school trip to see the Snow Queen, at Burnley mechanics, starring our very own teacher, Leanne!

Party and perform!

Once again, students are going to be given the opportunity to perform at the fantastic modern venue - The Grand, Clitheroe. And a chance for parents and carers to enjoy the show followed by dancing to a live band! Coming in March!

Schools' Gotta Sing

We are delighted to be giving our students the opportunity to perform live on stage at Burnley Mechanics, at the Schools' Gotta Sing event in June!

Beauty and the Beast

As Stagecoach turns 30 years old, another part of our celebration, will be staging our own version of Beauty and the Beast - we can't wait!

Disneyland Paris

We are thrilled that in the Summer of 2018, we are offering our students the once in a lifetime opportunity to 'Dance the Dream' in Paris! What 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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