Stagecoach Bolton

Welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts Bolton!
We provide high quality part-time training in the Performing Arts for children aged 4 - 18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes for children - stretching young imaginations, building confidence and life skills whilst also having fun through all the three disciplines. Our Principal, Kimberley, has a background in performing, teaching  and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience that she aims to instil into the school and students. She is fully committed to providing a first class experience for all children and a productive education in the world of performing, all the while helping students grow in confidence, and achieve individual goals and ambitions.
Kimberley, alongside her fantastic team of teachers, strives to deliver excellence in education, and inspire the students of Stagecoach Bolton - allowing each and every child to flourish not only in class, but in life.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Kimberley Riley-Shipperbottom BA (Hons) Performing Arts

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

Meet The Team


Parent Testimonial

What a wonderful place for children to grow in confidence. Offers so much more than just the chance to sing, dance and act. A place for friendship, somewhere for children to develop and truly enjoy time doing what they love. Couldn't be happier with the way they welcomed our child and the happiness it brings her. Victoria ( Emma age 6 Main School)

Early Stages Workshops!

Hansel and Gretel is this years Summer workshop for all children aged 4 to 6. During this fun filled week children will retell the story of Hansel and Gretel through acting, singing and dance. This is a great week to meet new friends and have lots of fun!

Summer Workshop!

Annie is our next Summer Workshop for children aged 7 to 18. For the past two years we have performed some great shows but we are excited to be performing Annie Kids this Summer. Everyone that is involved in the week has a great time retelling the story through dance, song and drama and performing it to family and friends at the end of the week!

Childcare Vouchers

We are thrilled to announce that Stagecoach Performing Arts Bolton is now accepting childcare vouchers! You can use these to pay for all classes and workshops. Tax free childcare!

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 - Kimberley Riley-Shipperbottom BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Kimberley was born in Bolton and started training in dance, drama and singing at the age of 9 years at Stagecoach Bolton. Developing a passion for performing arts, Kimberley went on to study at Bolton Community College, gaining a National BTEC Diploma and then graduated in Performing Arts from Salford University. Kimberley has worked professionally in theatre and television. Kimberley has worked as a freelance drama teacher in primary schools for the past six years and is now enjoying her new role as the Principal of Stagecoach Bolton.