Stagecoach Harrow on the Hill

Stagecoach Sudbury Hill and Harrow-on-the-Hill Theatre Arts aims to nurture and develop young potential through singing, drama and dance classes for children, whilst stretching young imaginations and building confidence. We have been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for 15 years. As part of one of the longest running and most successful children's performing arts schools network in the world Stagecoach Sudbury Hill & Harrow-on-the-Hill is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through the performing arts. Our weekend theatre school caters for children aged 4-18 years old.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Bryan Ritz - MA (Ed) Dip. M, Dip. MRS FIE

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Guinness Book of Records

Twenty five of our students took part in the Guinness Book of Records attempt for the largest simultaneous performance of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' on Sunday 1st July at Watford Colosseum in front of an audience of 1400 peoples and world-wide locations via video link.The group gave an amazing performance.

Disney at Stagecoach

We are delighted to be joining the Stagecoach 30th Anniversary celebrations and have a troupe as part of the Watford Coliseum event on 1st July performing Disney's Beauty and the Beast. All our schools will also be presenting the same show during the summer term.

Disneyland Paris 2019

Stagecoach Harrow-on-the-Hill Sunday morning school is beginning the opportunity for students (with their families) to take part in the opening of Disneyland Paris 25th to 28th July 2019.

Live Performance

Stagecoach Sudbury Hill and Wembley North gave the performance of their lives at the Aylesbury showcase in October. Performing a specially choreographed dance based on the highly successful 'Hunger Games' film series. The 21 students performed a technically challenging and demanding group dance sequence in front of an audience of 1000 people.

Film and Stage

All our schools incorporate digital lighting, digital recording and microphones, with state-of-the art mixing equipment and film recording equipment. All our shows allow students to experience living singing using microphones and simulate a film studio or a public stage. We also take part in central London and regional events each year

London's West End

We perform regularly in London's West End and this photograph is from the Stagecoach Charity Gala at Shaftesbury Theatre.

'Best of the Best' Dance

Stagecoach Harrow-on-the Hill has been selected as part of the 'Best of the Best' in dance and choreography at Stagecoach public events to take part in the Stagecoach Charity Gala Event at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End.

International Dance Event

Rehearsals are well underway for our performance at the Stagecoach International Dance Event, taking place in Peterborough. Led by Bollywood choreographer and TV personality, Jo Shah (photographed below), our group of our students learnt a complex, exciting and entertaining ‘Bollywood Fusion’ dance, with ethnic and pop music.

Assessment Awards

Each year during our school shows students are assessed and awarded performance certificates - this provides focus for students during rehearsals and on stage. It also allows parents to measure their child's progress.

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Bryan Ritz - MA (Ed) Dip. M, Dip. MRS FIE

Bryan is a highly-experienced Principal with a Master’s Degree in Education. Bryan writes theatre stories for younger readers and his latest book 'Miranda's meetings with Shakespeare' has had 5 star reviews from critics such Janet Street-Porter and is available through Signed copies are given to students as a way of introduction to Bryan's writing. After working in pop music for Radio Luxembourg, Bryan moved into acoustic music and composes and performs live as 'Ritz & Wesson' with Nigel Wesson (of Bunjies fame). Bryan has been the Principal of the Harrow-on-the-Hill and Sudbury Hill schools since 2005 and is proud to represent Stagecoach. The school uses a wide range of digital and sound equipment, PA, video, lighting and staging to add greater effect to stage training and shows. Students benefit from exams with LAMDA and the Performing Arts Awards, as well as first class tuition in singing, dance and drama. Follow us on Facebook.

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