Stagecoach Chichester

A very big welcome to Stagecoach Chichester! Anyone that comes to visit us here agrees that there is a wonderful atmosphere, and the schools are buzzing with energy and excitement. Stagecoach provides children aged 4-18 with the opportunity to participate 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.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Emma Bentley

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


We Will Rock You!

Our main stages pupils have just performed 'We Will Rock You' in the Park theatre on Sunday 28th April. The two shows featured the amazing talents of our Main stages pupils- Well done Stagecoach Chichester!

Shaftesbury Theatre!

On Sunday 19th November 2023, 20 dedicated and excited Stagecoach Chichester pupils took to the West End stage at the prestigious Shaftesbury Theatre, London. Chichester's performance piece oozed glitz, glamour and old Hollywood style jazz steps. We can't wait for the next one!

Early Stages Show!

Our two Early stages classes recently performed on our big stage with their show of 'The day the Crayons Quit!'. Each pupil spoke into a microphone and showcased all the wonderful singing, dancing and acting skills they have been learning in class. Well done Early Stages! Sign up now for our two week trial starting in January.

Addams Family 2023!

We are so proud of all of our stagecoach Chichester pupils who have just performed in the Alexandra Theatre. Their production of 'The Addams Family' was a sold out hit with over 358 audience members loving every minute! Enrol now for our show term!


We offer LAMDA exams and have a 100% pass rate with 100% of Stagecoach Chichester pupils being awarded a distinction.

Further Stage's Cabaret!

After launching our brand new further stages school in January 2023 our exclusive group of pupils aged 15+ made their performance debut in their Cabaret! We are enrolling now for our next show.

Madame Butterfly!

Our pupils are often given the opportunity to perform in professional operas within nation-wide tours. Our recent Madame Butterfly opera included some of our Main School pupils and one Early stage pupil, Sophia. We were incredibly proud of them for performing a piece (after only a day's rehearsal on stage) in front of hundreds of people! Well done!

NHS Worker Discount

Stagecoach Chichester is thrilled to offer a 10% NHS worker discount off any termly fees and workshops for Parents/Caregivers who have a valid NHS ID.

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 - Emma Bentley

Emma is a professional vocal coach, jazz singer and now, business owner. Emma Graduated with a BMus Honours degree in Vocal Performance from The Academy Of Contemporary Music (ACM) in 2015. During her time at university Emma released original music and performed in places like Metropolis Studio, Gilgamesh London, Cliveden House, annual Springboard awards and various private functions. Alongside studying, Emma discovered a passion for teaching and children’s entertainment through working for various companies as a vocal tutor and children’s party entertainer. Emma continues to perform regularly in a London based showband and Jazz duo. Emma is thrilled to be the Principal of Stagecoach Chichester and loves to watch the pupils grow and develop and give them as many opportunities as possible. Emma is fully qualified in paediatric first aid, Anaphylaxis & Epi-pen use and Safeguarding.
In her spare time Miss Emma loves to shop, anything sparkly, especially shoes!

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