Stagecoach Didsbury

Welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts Didsbury

With over 700 theatre schools and more than 40,000 students, Stagecoach is the largest network of part-time performing arts schools for children. We provide high quality part-time training in the Performing Arts for children aged 4 – 18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing , acting and dancing classes for children – stretching young imaginations, building confidence and life skills whilst having fun through all the three disciplines. We are fully committed to providing a first class experience for all children and a productive education in the world of performing, at the same time helping students to develop in confidence, and achieve individual goals and ambitions.
Anne, alongside her fantastic team of teachers strives to deliver excellence in education and inspire the students of Stagecoach Didsbury allowing each child to flourish not only in class but in life.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Anne Boardman

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



At Stagecoach Didsbury we love to give our students extra opportunities to perform at numerous events throughout the year. We run both Junior and Senior Performance Troupes and Choirs. Highlights include Stockport Plaza, Halifax Victoria Theatre, Geronimo Festival, Shaftesbury and Phoenix Theatres in the West End and Disneyland Paris.

TV and Theatre Experience

Students are offered fabulous opportunities to cast for TV programmes, short films and professional theatre shows. Recent performances have included singing with Robbie Williams on tour, students in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Annie, Cbeebies, Operas and Blue Peter.




We are excited to announce that we are returning to Dance The Dream at Disneyland Paris in Summer 2020. Places will be open to all students and available on a first come first served basis. Stay tuned for further details......


Stagecoach students are offered the opportunity to take LAMDA exams every term. LAMDA offers the student an individual acting, speech or musical theatre lesson. Our experienced tutors achieve incredible results. Last session we achieved 48 distinctions out of 51 students and we have 100% pass rate. Upper grades receive UCAS points.

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Anne Boardman

Anne was educated at the Royal Manchester College of Music (Royal Northern) where she gained GRSM - Graduate of the Royal School of Music and ARMCM Associate of the Royal Manchester College of Music. Then becoming a comprehensive school teacher for 7 years. Moving on to become the Centre Manager for the Performing Arts at Wigan and Leigh College for 23 years. 

In April 1999 Anne bought the Salford and Didsbury Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools which she ran for 18 years, she is now focussed on the Didsbury school having sold Salford to a former Stagecoach student.

Anne was a finalist in the Franchisee of the Year competition in 2001, representing Stagecoach, with the British Franchise Association.

In 2015 Anne won the prestigious Stagecoach Events Award for her great work participating in and organising high-quality events.

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