Drama, Singing and Dance Classes in Chichester

Welcome to Stagecoach Chichester

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Stagecoach Theatre Arts School Chichester offers drama classes for children aged 4-18 years. We pride ourselves in offering classes in performing arts with a combination of  acting, singing and dance.

Each term we welcome new students of all ages and abilities. Many children join us with no previous experience and all we ask is that they are enthusiastic, committed and keen to learn. Stagecoach Chichester’s students thrive in an environment where creativity is nurtured and technique and style are developed each week. We teach students to sing, dance and act and watch as they become more confident, poised and self-assured. These skills do not end when the curtain falls, they are skills for life!

A Stagecoach education is very much geared towards confidence building, raising social awareness, having fun and whilst learning all there is to know in order to sing, dance and act to the very best of each individual’s ability. Stagecoach Chichester’s classes are for children aged  4-18 years and are held every weekend on a Saturday, during term time, at Bishop Luffa School in Chichester.

We are now enrolling for our Spring Term 2017 which runs from the 14th January to the 1st April. To book your child's place or for more information please call Stephanie on 01243 587885.

Principal: Stephanie Hicks

Latest News from Stagecoach Chichester!

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Free Discovery Day
Stagecoach Performing Arts Chichester will be holding a FREE Discovery Day session on the morning of the 7th January 2017 for children aged 4-6 years and 6-18 years. Our Discovery Day sessions are the perfect opportunity for children and parents to experience the thrill of Stagecoach before enrolling for our classes. Places on our Discovery Day sessions are strictly limited so to find out more information or to book your child’s free space please call Stephanie on 01243 587885.
Spring Term 2017 
Here at Stagecoach Chichester our exciting Spring Term is just around the corner. Our students delight in taking part in their dance, drama and singing classes and produce wonderful imaginative work each week. Why not introduce your child to the wonderful world of Stagecoach where students develop their imaginations, build their confidence and have great fun? For more information please click on the 'MORE INFO' tab below.
Strictly Stagecoach!
Everyone at Stagecoach Performing Arts Chichester would like to say ‘Good Luck’ to our former student, Danny Mac, who will be competing in this season's 'Strictly Come Dancing' on the BBC. Danny attended Stagecoach Chichester for many years alongside his brother and sister, Jake and Jade. Danny has appeared in the West End productions of ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Wicked’ and has most recently been appearing as ‘Dodger Savage’ in ‘Hollyoaks’. ‘Break a leg’ Danny, we will be cheering you on all the way! Don’t forget to vote for Danny to show him your support!

‘Stagecoach Chichester passes with flying colours!’
We are delighted to share with you some of the outstanding comments we received following our recent inspection by Harding Associates. "The standard of teaching is exceptionally high. The curriculum is particularly effective and there are lots of opportunities for students to develop their imaginations and confidence. Activities are varied, inventive and challenging to students' skills and intelligence. Students are happy and absorbed, stimulated, well looked after and kept safe." Well done to our talented students and wonderful teachers – we are very proud!
Call 01243 587885

Stagecoach Acting, Singing and Dance Classes & Times

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)

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
What We Do
Stagecoach Chichester performing arts school offers quality training in the three performing arts disciplines: singing, dancing and drama-helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation-as well as being educational and lots of fun. There is no need to find separate singing, dance and drama classes in Chichester and the surrounding areas, when Stagecoach Chichester offers all three to a high standard under one roof!

For 6-18 year olds, sessions are split into three 1 hour classes in singing, dance and drama (90 minutes for 4-6 year olds). Small classes enable us to nurture young raw talent alongside encouraging and inspiring those who might need additional confidence building.

All of our teachers are DBS checked so children and teenagers can work in a safe and protected environment. It is the combination of the non-teaching Principal, the small class sizes and the immediate access to expert professional advice at any time that sets Stagecoach Chichester apart from many other organisations working with children.

Fees work out at £9.00 per hour, which offers outstanding value for money for quality performing arts training, small class sizes, exams, medals, performances, magazine subscription and optional representation by The Stagecoach Agency which secures professional work for hundreds of children across the country.

Running concurrently with the academic year, our Saturday schools run for 12 consecutive weeks each term with students following a varied and carefully selected syllabus covering the three areas of singing, dancing and drama. Stagecoach Chichester takes place at Bishop Luffa School in Chichester. There is ample free parking at the school and it is only a short walk to Chichester’s vibrant city centre with its beautiful Cathedral and plentiful shops and cafes.


‘Stagecoach is a fantastic way to meet new friends and to learn to sing, dance and act all at the same time. I love it!’ Lucy, Stage 2
‘Enrolling my son, Sam, was the best thing that I have ever done for him. His confidence has really grown and this has been noticed by his class teacher at school as well as myself. Thank you all so much.’ Mrs. Niepold

‘Georgia absolutely adores her Early Stages classes, she has so much fun and we love watching her show us what she has learnt each Saturday.’ Miss.Chandler