Stagecoach East Grinstead

At Stagecoach East Grinstead we provide an all round performing arts experience. Weekly singing classes, dance classes and drama classes, with lots of other added extras. External practitioners come in and offer one off workshops, such as circus skills and filming for TV. We put on a show once a year in a professional theatre environment. Stagecoach East Grinstead helps build confidence. Making new friends and trying new hobbies is an important part of growing up and developing confidence can be the main benefit of attending extra-curricular activities, especially in the performing arts. Learning in a fun, safe and encouraging environment can really help the shyest child grow and become more outgoing. Dance, drama and singing brings children together, engaging them with lessons that they can then share with family and friends outside of the classroom.

If you are looking for confidence building activities in small classes Stagecoach Theatre Arts could be the answer. The skills we teach in drama, dance and singing at Stagecoach are not just for performing on stage, but to use in life. Whether it is learning to speak in front of a crowd, gaining pose and articulation or learning how to successfully work in a team, the arts can help your child achieve and our aim is to nurture each child’s potential and help them reach their individual goals. Stagecoach runs classes in drama, dance and singing and aims to build essential life skills for 4 – 18 year olds every  Saturday in term time.

Principal Simon Spalding

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


Wonderful Summer Workshop

Everyone, teachers included had a wonderful week at the Aladdin Summer Workshop which proved to be a outstanding success! We all spent a super week together culminating in a fantastic show for parents and families. One of our lovely parents summed it up "Sophie has absolutely loved her week,I've never seen her so enthusiastic and excited before!"

Free Trial Session!

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering a FREE trial session at our Saturday afternoon school on the 21st or 28th September. This is a 3 hour session starting at 2pm. Places are limited so if you would like to reserve a place for your child either email or call our Principal Simon on 0845 070 8149.

Recent Parent Feedback

Here's how some of our parents described our Summer Workshop. "Great show, P loved being a part of it and thank you for helping her get over her nerves". " Thank you all so much,K really loved every minute of it and the show was fabulous!" " A fantastic week finished off with an incredible show!" Keep an eye out for details for next Summer!


Students and teachers at Stagecoach East Grinstead were this week celebrating another fantastic set of results from their recent Performance Arts Awards exams. Of the 46 children who entered every single one passed with over 90 % receiving either a Merit or a Distinction. With some of our Stage 3 students earning valuable 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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Our advanced musical theatre sessions give talented students the chance to extend their performance skills.  Through in-depth training and master classes, we help students to hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting.  We also give students the confidence to audition for theatre and vocational drama schools (if that is their goal) and make sure they are well prepared for interviews and auditions. 

Fees in accordance with Main Stages.

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Simon Spalding

Principal Simon Spalding leads the experienced team of Dance, Drama and Singing teachers that make up Stagecoach East Grinstead. Now in his his seventh year at the helm, Simon is hoping to continue to build on the success of the previous four years: Things continue to go from strength to strength at Stagecoach East Grinstead, children have recently gained a 100% pass rate in their Performance Arts Awards and have also presented their end of term production, there is a good busy vibe in the school and we have a wonderful team of experienced teachers. Simon has been in the industry for 23 years and has shot many TV commercials as well as corporate and training videos. He has also been involved in Amateur Dramatics.

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