Stagecoach Edgbaston

Welcome to Stagecoach Edgbaston. James studied Music and Drama at Warwick University and then taught for nine years in schools in Coventry and Warwickshire before opening Stagecoach Edgbaston in 1999. James combines running Stagecoach with teaching part-time and working as a Director / Musical Director for Musical Theatre Societies across the Midlands. Stagecoach has allowed James to combine his passion for arts education, performing arts and theatre. He strongly believes in the benefits that performing arts skills can bring to all aspects of life. Stagecoach Edgbaston have performed at many National Stagecoach Events both locally in Birmingham and Wolverhampton and in London. Students are entered annually for Trinity College Exams in both Acting and Musical Theatre.
 

Principal James Suckling - BA Hons (QTS)

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Welcome to the new term!

We look forward to welcoming new students for the Summer Term which starts on Saturday 23rd April at Edgbaston High School for Girls.

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Stagecoach Further Stages
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 - James Suckling - BA Hons (QTS)

James studied Music and Drama at Warwick University where he gained a BA(Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status. He subsequently taught for nine years in schools in Coventry and Warwickshire before opening Stagecoach Edgbaston in 1999; initially based in King Edward’s School and then relocating to our current venue, Edgbaston High School for Girls. James has worked as Director / Musical Director for many Midland Musical Societies conducting over 50 musical productions; highlights have included conducting “Crazy for You” at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon and “42nd Street” at the the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. James is one of the resident Director’s at the Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa and has recently worked on Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Company”. He will be directing a production of “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov next year. Running Stagecoach has allowed James to combine his passion for education with a love of theatre. He strongly believes in the benefits that performing arts can bring to all aspects of life.
 

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