Stagecoach Garforth and Selby

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Garforth and Selby!

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 by providing children with the opportunity to participate in drama, dance and singing classes – helping them to stretch their imaginations, develop confidence and life skills, as well as having lots of fun.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Abby Austin

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


Two Week Trial

Why not come and try Stagecoach classes for a two week trial? New students can sign up to the classes and come for two weeks to get to know the teachers and the other students and to see what Stagecoach has to offer. Call or text 07708 702 745 for more information or to book your place!

Perform with Us

All of our students have the opportunity to perform in exciting venues as well as learning about the theatre. Our events are open to all as being completely inclusive is an integral part of our ethos. Recent events were at the Grand Theatre Blackpool, The Carriageworks Theatre Leeds, Her Majesties Theatre and The Shaftesbury Theatre London.

Disneyland Paris Trip

Stagecoach students aged 8 and over will get the opportunity to sing of the steps of the Disneyland Castle, dance down the Main Street as part of the Pre Parade. This is a family holiday that includes travel, bed & breakfast at an onsite Disney Hotel for 4 days/3nights. Our next visit is July 2023. Book now.

Health Staff Discounts

We are happy to offer 10% off fees for NHS workers.


We are proud to offer 1:1 LAMDA Acting and Musical Theatre exam tuition. We have excellent pass rates across all grades - in our last round of exams all students passed with Merits. Higher grade LAMDA exams are recognised within the UCAS Tariff.

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Abby Austin

Abby, and her husband Simon, have been successfully running 2 schools at Stagecoach Pontefract
since January 2019. Abby has been an English teacher since 2005 and is now the SENCO in a local
secondary school. Abby has extensive First Aid, Safeguarding and Special Needs expertise . Abby and
Simon’s daughter has been attending Stagecoach since 2014 and as parents they have chaperoned
many events and have even taken part in some theatrical productions themselves!
Abby is a big believer in the power of a performing arts education and the transferable skills and
qualities that it equips young people with. She loves the creative aspects of show planning and
seeing the students perform.

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