Stagecoach Darlington

Welcome to Stagecoach Darlington! We provide quality part-time training in singing, dance and drama for children aged 2-18yrs every weekend.

We nurture and develop young potential through performance, stretching young imaginations and helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication - as well as being educational and fun. Come and join the fun!

We regularly offer local performance opportunities and over the years have helped many young people develop and move on to glittering careers in the West End and beyond.
Students perform for friends and family twice a year at the school and are also given the opportunity to work towards LAMDA qualifications.

We are now taking bookings for our next term! Places are filling fast. Call 0808 208 5134 for further information or enrol online today!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Presia Nicholls and Vicky McIntyre

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

Meet The Team


2 week trial

Does your child want to come and try out Stagecoach Darlington for 2 weeks at the start of the new term? For just £50 for the Main school and £25 for Early Stages children can try out for the first 2 weeks of term to find out if Stagecoach is for them. We are now enrolling for the new term. Call today to find out more or enrol below.

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Weekly Classes

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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 - Presia Nicholls and Vicky McIntyre

Presia trained professionally at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). After graduating, she worked predominantly on the London Fringe in many independent projects and tours, including a contract with the ‘Accidental Theatre Company’ as their stage manager and regular returns to the RADA summer school as a director’s assistant. She also enjoyed short stints at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Coliseum with the English National Opera and the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. In 2007
Presia started her teaching career with an initial specialism in teaching students with additional needs and currently teaches Drama and RE at Teesdale School
Presia is passionate about developing courage and self esteem in young people. She believes that all students have their own individual talents and strengths and that through Stagecoach these can be nurtured and channelled to create well rounded, happy young people. She is confident that the talented, friendly and inspirational team at Stagecoach Darlington and Yarm make it the number one choice for classes in performing arts today and for the future.

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