Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Gloucester

Welcome to Stagecoach Gloucester

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.

Welcome to Stagecoach Gloucester where we provide quality training in performing arts for 4-18yr olds. We pride ourselves on developing skills in performing arts as well as developing creativity, imagination and teamwork. We deliver high quality training in singing, dancing and acting from our team of expert teachers. We use an inclusive approach, nurturing and supporting all of our students, whether they are looking for a career in theatre, looking to build confidence or to have fun and make new friends.

At Stagecoach Gloucester, we love performing to an audience and look for opportunities to perform on stage whenever possible! We also have a range of workshops from professional artists and summer workshops.

Come and join the fun! 

Principal: Stephanie Hodges

Latest News from Stagecoach Gloucester!

New School opening Autumn 2017
We are very excited to announce the launch our new Stagecoach school at Barnwood Park Arts College on Saturday at 10am- 1pm. We have fabulous facilities including a 'black box' drama studio, dance studios, a music suite and a fantastic stage area! Our new school makes our classes easily accessible to children and teenagers from across Gloucester and beyond. Sign up now.

We are extremely excited that some of our students will be performing in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' alongside X Factor winning Joe McElderry! Well done to all our students who took part in our production of 'Elf Jr the Musical' last term and all our students who have passed their LAMDA drama exams with flying colours!

Spring Term
Main Stages: We are thoroughly enjoying our skills term. Our focus is on comedy (drama), Street and Commercial (Dance) and rhythm and harmony (singing).

Workshops: We loved our West End Grease Workshop from performer Sophie Isaacs this term and are looking forward to our Acrobalance Workshop.

Early Stages: Our Early Stages are building their creative courage this term through our 'Fairytales' theme. We have been developing our singing, dancing and acting skills and have had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite characters!

Next Term: We are very excited to be doing our first PAA exams next term! Watch this space for more information....
Contact Principal Stephanie for more information on 0117 401 3494

Stagecoach Acting, Singing and Dance Classes & Times

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)

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
Gloucester Performing Arts School opened in 2002 based at Ribston Hall High School we enjoy a perfect location with all the benefits of a venue with performing arts status. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality classes for performing arts under one roof – making life simple and easy for parents and offering children the opportunity to explore singing, drama and dance! We not only train but provide opportunities to perform locally and nationally.

Fully qualified teachers bring a wide range of experience and everyone has enhanced child protection DBS certificates in place.

In Drama we discover new skills including devising, exploring scripted work and stage craft – we use props and play games to encourage self-confidence. Our students are given the opportunity to take examinations in Drama each term.

Dance training has a broad base encompassing, Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theatre we also enjoy Street Dance – we encourage everyone to bring their own ideas and choreography along to classes.

Singing is where we find our voices and explore a wide genre of music, from Popular and the Classics to Musical Theatre.  Our vocal warm up exercises are great fun and encourage good practice and correct technique enabling us to sing confidently and protect our voices.

We are very excited to be taking a group of our students to Disneyland® Paris in July this year where they will perform in the pre parade and on stage.

We are currently looking forward to performing as the choir for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, having appeared as the choir for this show on no less than nine occasions - each occasion brings it’s own excitement. In addition to Joseph, we have acted and danced alongside professional companies both in musicals and in plays, from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and JB Priestley’s,  An Inspector Calls, to The King and I and many more besides. We regularly visit London’s West End to see our favourite shows most recently we saw Made in Dagenham and Matilda. We have also performed on stage at the O2 Arena and The Royal Albert Hall in London. 

We are situated at Ribston Hall High School, Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5LE. Travelling from the city centre, the school is situated on the Right Hand side approximately half a mile from the city: simply drive in to the main car park to the right of the main entrance and make your way to the reception area of the school.  Travelling from the ring road – at St Barnabus Church roundabout take the exit on to Stroud Road, towards the city, cross over the first mini roundabout and the school will be on the left hand side.