Stagecoach not only prepares students for a life and career in the performing arts but also teaches important life skills. Students learn how to communicate with other people, how to analyse, how to speak confidently in front of a crowd, leadership skills and much more.
After 40 years of filming in London, Children In Need is coming live from Salford.
We recently interviewed John about his experience of being an acting and drama teacher at one of our Stagecoach schools.
Stagecoach students from around the UK come together to perform at the theatre home of the musical &Juliet, the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End.
Dylan from Stagecoach Newbury landed a role in Disney’s new film Cruella.
Stagecoach students return to the Shaftesbury Theatre to perform.
Twelve students from Stagecoach Borehamwood and Stagecoach Stanmore took part in the 40th anniversary of BBC’s Children in Need. On Friday, 13th November the students performed Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’, as a socially distanced London choir in the BBC Elstree studio. Their singing could be heard throughout the film screen on the night!
The disruption to daily activities has been felt by all of us across many areas of our lives during the height of the pandemic.
If you are passionate about theatre and really enjoy meeting people, volunteering could be for you!
There are lots of different careers in theatre which don't require performing. Perhaps you have a passion for hair and make up or costume design.
Grace Gorman is a professional hair and makeup artist for the stage and screen.
Stagecoach Students take inspiration from James Bond
Spanning over two days Stagecoach Students dazzled audiences in Canada with performances.
Returning for a second time, Stagecoach has partnered with the BFI to offer our students the opportunity to attend a four-day Practical Film School held at Southbank London.
One in five children will have experienced mental health problems at least once in their lives by the time they leave primary school.
The Performing Arts has a number of benefits for young people, both physically and mentally.
Six-year-old Josefine was cast in the 2019 release as Young Rey.
Three of our amazing Teachers were celebrated at The Charity Gala for their continued passion and successes throughout 2019.
The Charity Gala is Stagecoach Performing Arts annual Flagship event.
The 2019 winners of the Stagecoach Performing Arts CCFL awards revealed.
At Stagecoach we provide our students with opportunities to perform at some of the UK’s most iconic venues.
Stagecoach student lands his first leading role in Sainsbury's 150th anniversary Christmas advert
We are proud to be continuing our support of our charity partner YoungMinds. YoungMinds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.
On 1st December 2019, we are returning to Shaftesbury Theatre for our sixth annual Charity Gala where we celebrate the collective talent from within the Stagecoach Performing Arts community, and in support of our nominated charity of the year, YoungMinds. For the second consecutive year, the Charity Gala will feature the Creative Courage for Life Awards.
Throughout the year, students from our schools are given the amazing opportunity to perform at some of the UK's most famous theatres. This year, eight of our schools are joining us to perform at The Shaftesbury Theatre.
Throughout the year, students from our schools are given the amazing opportunity to perform at some of the UK’s most famous theatres. This year, 32 of our schools are joining us to tread the boards at London’s Adelphi Theatre.
We spoke to the technical stage manager and the technical manager on the acclaimed production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which has been at the Trafalgar Studio Theatre in London since 20 September.
Earlier this year a six-year-old Alexander-James (A.J.) Houghton from Stagecoach Teddington and Stagecoach Talent Agency had the incredible opportunity to film with Nexflix in the much anticipated Bandersnatch.
In recent years, the lack of funding in education has seen creative subjects across the country being cut for more emphasis on core academic subjects. However, studies have shown that children who take part in performing arts are not only more confident, but they often perform better in core subjects such as Science and English.
Mickey ears at the ready! We are still on cloud nine from attending Disney's 'Dance the Dream' at the end of July at Disneyland Paris. Over 2000 Principals, students, and their families joined us. Over 600 students from 29 schools performed in this enchanting setting.
Transitioning from Primary school to Secondary school, or from one year to another can have its challenges for your child.
Dr Alison Daubney, our guest blogger writes about how to help your child feel more confident in these big life transitions.
Trafalgar Entertainment and Stagecoach Performing Arts are proud to be supporting The Stage Debut Awards 2019. The award for Child Performer of the Year is sponsored by Stagecoach Performing Arts. This year, Trafalgar Entertainment is sponsoring the award for Best Composer or Lyricist.
The shortlist of nominees has now been revealed. Winners will be announced at The Stage Debut Awards at The Brewery, London on Sunday 15 September.
Sebastian Croft, 18, is starring in Horrible Histories: the Movie, which opens across the country Friday 26 July. He plays Atti, a clever Roman teenager who makes the mistake of annoying Emperor Nero and, as punishment, gets sent to Britain.
Two theatre entrepreneurs who have built their lives in the entertainment industry have relocated part of their business from West Byfleet to Woking town centre as part of their new company’s expansion.
As part of the move, Stagecoach Performing Arts has also relocated its Headquarters from Walton-on-Thames to the shared Trafalgar Entertainment office at Export House. The move also brings new employment prospects with plans for a call centre and new jobs already being recruited.
When the arrival of her children meant that Jennie Graham-Roberts had to reconsider her career, Stagecoach Performing Arts presented itself as a worthy option.
“Stagecoach has been a monumental part of all of our lives. Both of my children attended classes when they were younger, with my son starring in shows and going on to study Drama for A-Level, and my daughter attending classes right up until 18. They are now all grown up and attending university, but I believe that Stagecoach has had an impact on who they have become today.”
Every child has potential but the potential is nothing unless it is realised. It is important to teach children to unleash their potential and find their way on the stage of life...
Hayden, eight, has been going to Stagecoach Edinburgh since she was four. Luke aged nine also starred in the show and attends Stagecoach Edinburgh with Hayden. They won their first-ever acting role in the BBC TV series Ordeal by Innocence, based on an Agatha Christie book, which aired this spring. They both told us about their experiences of working on a BBC Drama.
Kimberley started at Stagecoach Bury when she was 9 years old. She loved it so much that she went on to become an Early Stages Assistant, a Stagecoach Teacher and took the plunge and became a Principal of Stagecoach Bolton. Plus Kimberley is also celebrating her 30th birthday in the same year Stagecoach turns 30, so double the celebrations!
Read on to see Kimberley's Stagecoach journey.
Carrie and David Grant – probably the UK’s best-known vocal coaches – have teamed up with Stagecoach! At the Teacherfest day for Principals, they shared inspiration for ways to get everyone involved – and they hope to work with students in the future…
Honesty, 15, from Stagecoach Malvern, told us about her experience of performing at the Saracens vs Harlequins rugby match…
What I adore most about this transition from pupil to teacher is that no matter what age or location, the Stagecoach value remains the same.
By Naomi Amelia Moore
Miriam started at Stagecoach Harpenden when she was 11 years old. She then went on to teach at different Stagecoach schools and now runs Stagecoach Bishops Stortford.
Read on to see Miriam's Stagecoach journey.
Dr Alison Daubney, our guest blooger and Educational Psychology Researcher says:
"The mental stress relief of taking your children out of te pressure cooker of exams study to explore creatively and freely can do more to enhance their exam performance than endlessly pressing away with more study hours."
Read on for the full blog.
"I'm Fae the Principal of Stagecoach Portishead and this is my Stagecoach journey".
Read more to watch Fae's Stagecoach journey.
"16 years ago my Stagecoach journey started when I joined as a student. Back then I remember being really nervous on my first day, but within minutes felt totally at home. So much so that I went and got qualified and returned as a teacher, then became Principal of Stagecoach Potters Bar which still runs at the venue every Saturday".
Read more to watch Hayley's Stagecoach journey.
"I am the Principal at Stagecoach Doncaster, Sheffield Beighton and Rotherham. I was a student at Stagecoach, then became a teacher, then a Principal… and I love it".
Read more to watch Nick's video.
We asked Managing Director and Head of Casting at the Stagecoach Talent Agency, Tarquin Shaw-Young FEAA, for his top tips on smashing an audition...
We live in an age where technology permeates our lives. For young people particularly, social media is an increasingly important form of communication. Used positively, it enhances social and emotional development. Yet, with one in ten children suffering some form of mental health issue at any one time, most commonly anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders, there is a requirement for all people working with children to understand the role of many different causes and manifestations of mental health. This article considers one area of mental health challenge – the role of social media - and explores ways in which positive engagement in performing arts can be beneficial.
Read our latest blog written by Stagecoach parent Sarah Jones.
This blog explores the mental and physical benefits of learning to dance for younger children.