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.

Meet The Team

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WORLD RECORD BREAKERS!

As part of Stagecoaches 30th Birthday Celebrations, we are proud to be taking part in the Guinness World Record on Sunday 1st July 2018. Stagecoach Schools up and down the country will be participating in the same show at exactly the same time. Our region will be presenting Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr at The Victoria Theatre in Halifax!

2018 Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops NOW AVAILABLE for 2018. We are hosting OLIVER, our full show in a week for age 7 to 18-year-olds. As for the 4 to 6-year-olds we are presenting MERMAIDS v PIRATES and much more. Don't delay book today.

DISNEYLAND PARIS!

Stagecoach CHORLEY Main Stage students have been invited to perform at Disneyland Paris in Summer 2019! Students will perform in the Disney Parade, and take part in a workshop with the Disney cast in this 3-night 4-day magical adventure next July!

LAMDA

Did you know that Stagecoach CHORLEY offers students the chance to take LAMDA exams? Students work with our coaches to prepare their pieces and then perform in front of an examiner. These exams are a fantastic way to improve children's' confidence as well as expanding their skill set. If you would like more information, please call our Kate!

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

We are delighted to announce that Stagecoach CHORLEY is now registered with Ofsted, which means we can now accept Childcare Vouchers for all our classes and holiday workshops. We hope that this will help many more children access our school. Please contact Executive Principal Kate Parkinson for more for more information.

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 - 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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