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 in and around Bolton - 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, ambition and giving them creative courage for life.

Stagecoach Bolton runs for 12 weeks during school term time and during this time students work on a range of performance pieces that are then performed to family and friends at the end of the term. Stagecoach Bolton also works along side and education framework that builds students skills with the performing arts. To learn more about this plaese get in contact with Kimberley who will be happy to share all aspect of the school with you. 
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.


Skills Term

Skills Term! This term students will look at a number of different/new skills and techniques that they can then perfect over the term. Each student will receive a teachers report to let you know how they are progressing! A free workshop will also be provided for all the students. If you would like your child to be apart of this ENROL NOW!

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!

Parent Testimonials

I just want to say a big thank you for yesterday. All the Stagecoach students were BRILLIANT! A real testament to you and your team. Our daughter had a great time and we were so proud to see her on the big stage. Thank you, your phenomenal. From an Early Stages Mum

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Stagecoach Early Stages
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)

Stagecoach Main Stages
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)

Stagecoach Further Stages
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.