Stagecoach Chorley

Welcome to Stagecoach Chorley. I’m Kate, the school’s Principal. At Stagecoach Chorley we introduce children, aged 4- 18 years, to quality part-time training in the performing arts; singing, drama and dance! Our aim is to nurture and develop our students potential and talent, stretching young imaginations and building confidence. Stagecoach Chorley also has sister schools in Oldham and Preston.

We are open every weekend during term time, come join the fun!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Kate Parkinson - BMus (Hons)

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


BACK in September 21

We cant wait to open our doors once again from September onwards, welcoming our new and existing students. Consistency, belonging, social interaction, physical movement, structure, freedom and expression are what our young people NEED right now and we’re 100% sure we can offer all the above to our students every week at Stagecoach!


Spring term our students have been continuing their lessons online. We are so proud of how hard they work and how much they have achieved in lockdown 3. We filmed drama monologues and got professional feedback, did self tapes, sung and signed, had masterclasses, performed the masked singer, and learnt some epic dances! Join us on zoom!


We performed our amazing the masked singer in January 2021! Our acts had created their names, costumes and fantastic songs. It was so hard to chose our finalists who performed for the whole school. Jonathan Ross, one of the ITV show judges sent us a brilliant video to congratulate us on our hard work. Brilliant FUN and TALENT!

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Kate Parkinson - BMus (Hons)

Kate has been running Stagecoach schools for over 10, and in this time her schools have gone from strength to strength. She has bought her experience of 15 years teaching to Stagecoach, to ensure every student receives the best part-time training in the performing arts.
Kate has been involved in many productions around Greater Manchester and has gained Grade 8 Singing with distinctions from the Associated Board, Royal Trinity and Nationwide Examinations.  She trained at Huddersfield University. She was Head of Voice at Blackburn with Darwen Music Services’ teaching nursery through to A-Level students. Kate now teaches at Westholme Senior School as the Vocal Tutor and Chamber Choir Leader.
She has coached children into gaining roles for Shrek and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (National Tour), Georges Marvellous Medicine, various regional theatre and TV productions, as well as  full time vocational drama training and universities. Kate loves being Principal of her Stagecoach schools in Chorley, Preston and Oldham.


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