Stagecoach Gloucester

At Stagecoach Performing Arts Gloucester, we offer fun, friendly and inclusive classes in singing, dancing and acting for children aged 4-18yrs. We believe in adaptable teaching to suit your child's individual journey - being fully inclusive to everyone that wants to join our fabulous team. This might be advanced performance skills, exploring new skills or building confidence alongside an enthusiastically supportive team of like minded students and inspirational, passionate teachers.
Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential, stretching imaginations and building confidence as we work together to create a magical school and a space where everyone can celebrate being themselves! We have weekly classes across Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during term times with two week trials available for new students to come and test us out. Our classes run for 1.5 hours each week for 4-6yrs and for our 6yrs+ students we run 3 hour sessions with various performance opportunities and projects to get stuck into over the year! Just scroll down to see our class times and availabilty, then click 'enrol' to book a two week trial in the best session for you. 
And if term times aren't enough, why not check out our raved about holiday workshops with week-long Easter and Summer Schools that bring a whole host of excitment each year! Whatever you're after, if your child loves to sing, act or dance at home ... come and join our fabulous Stagecoach team!

Principal Kate Ridley-Holloway

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



Our AMAZING EARLY STAGES Summer Term is all about EXPLORING! We have SO MUCH FUN creating and learning lots of fabulous new things! This term we are off around the world, experiencing different cultures, climates, sounds, dances styles and songs and all whilst having fun on various modes of transport! Where will we be going? Join us to find out!


Our brilliant Main Stages schools are diving into the most fabulous SHOW TERM where we will be getting groovy with the gods and embarking on an adventure with the man himself …. HERCULES! We have SUPER limited availability across all of our Main Stages schools so get in touch NOW to join us on this EPIC theatrical adventure!


That's right Stagecoachers our next INCREDIBLE workshop is our SUMMER SCHOOL and we cannot wait! Join us for 5 full days of Musical Theatre Magic as we work together to put on a full SHOW that is so much fun to learn and even more fun to perform! Tax-Free payments and Childcare Vouchers accepted with just a deposit needed to secure your spot!

OFSTED Registered!

We are proud that Stagecoach Gloucester is OFSTED accredited and can therefore accept child care vouchers and tax free child care as payment for our termly classes and Easter and Summer Schools. To pay using these methods, contact us or click below for information on our registered providers!

Tax-Free Childcare!

We are OFSTED Registered and able to accept Tax-Free Childcare! More parents are eligible than you think … check if you could register for the scheme at Annual savings per child are £208.80 for Main Stages and £104.40 for Early Stages - that’s 20% off your fees per year!

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 - Kate Ridley-Holloway

Kate started her Stagecoach journey as a teenager at her local Stagecoach Performing Arts school. Her love for everything dramatic soon cemented an ambition for a career in the arts and this led to her Stagecoach journey never really ending! After spending a few years in training and performing in tours and shows, Kate returned to work as a Dance Teacher for Stagecoach Tiverton and various other South-West schools. During this time, she completed her teaching qualifications and gained invaluable experience working alongside other Principals before taking on her own school in 2014. Kate became Principal of Stagecoach North Devon and led the school for 7 amazing years until moving to Gloucestershire in 2021. This is when her Stagecoach Gloucester story began! Kate brings a wealth of experience and passion to the school with the students and teaching team being at the heart of it all. 

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