Stagecoach Chester

Welcome to Stagecoach Chester, where we provide quality part-time performing arts training for children and teenagers aged 4 - 18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, dancing and acting classes, stretching young imaginations and building confidence.

Karen has been a Principal at Stagecoach since 1993. She is a well-known local musical theatre director with many of her students appearing on television, in films and on the stage in professional theatre. Lindsay joined in January 2009 after teaching at a number of Stagecoach schools. She gained a BA (Hons) in acting at Drama Centre London and has appeared professionally on stage, in television and film. Stagecoach Chester provides the cast for many of the Bill Kenwright productions in the North-West including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita and many more! We also run the North-West regional choir which has students from Stagecoach schools all around the North-West performing in many prestigious locations such as The Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Come and join in the fun!

Principal Karen & Lindsay Partington - BA (Hons)

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Meet The Team

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GERONIMOFEST

We hosted a tent at Geronimofest over the May bank holiday weekend 27/28/29 May and held drop in drama and singing sessions throughout the day! Geronimofest is the largest (and best!) children's festival in the UK and prides itself on being 'Glastonbury for kids!'. Our dance troupe and choir also performed in the big top tent!

JOSEPH

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT We are providing the children's choir for Bill Kenwright's production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' from 24th-28th October 2017 at the Regent Theatre in Stoke on Trent and 17th-21st October 2017 at The Manchester Palace Theatre.

LAMDA EXAMINATIONS

Our school prepare students for the prestigious LAMDA examinations of which we have always had excellent results. The LAMDA examinations are also held at our school. LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies. They have offered practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years.

EVITA

We are providing the children's cast for EVITA at the Manchester Palace Theatre from the 6th-9th December 2017! We are really looking forward to it!

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 - Karen & Lindsay Partington - BA (Hons)

Karen has been a Principal at Stagecoach since 1993. She is a well-known local musical theatre director and many of her students have appeared on television, in films and on the stage in professional theatre. Karen has twice won the Stagecoach Franchisee of the Year award which is awarded to the most successful of the 600 Stagecoach schools worldwide.
 
Lindsay joined the management team in January 2009 after teaching at a number of Stagecoach schools and running schools in Liverpool, Wirral and Wrexham. Lindsay gained a BA (Hons) in acting at The Drama Centre, London, and has appeared professionally on stage and in television and film.

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