Stagecoach Hastings

Welcome to Stagecoach Hastings! We are a happy vibrant school training over 100 students in the three main performing arts disciplines every Saturday. We are very proud to have an excellent independent inspection record across the board in our dance classes, drama classes and singing classes. We pride ourselves on providing top quality performing arts training for children in the area. All Stagecoach theatre school Hastings students have the opportunity to perform in shows, take musical theatre exams and join the agency. We welcome children and young people of all abilities interested in acting, singing and dancing. performing arts training and theatre skills are a great way to build confidence through our acting classes, dance classes and singing classes. See you soon!

Principal Avril Crawford - ALAM, ATCL, ADPA

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

Meet The Team


FREE Discovery Day

Thinking about joining Stagecoach? Join us for a FREE taster day on Saturday 7th July. This is a great opportunity to try a whole session of dance, drama and singing. Limited places available so click on the CONTACT button to BOOK NOW. Ages 4 and 5, 9.30am -11.00am Ages 6-18 (split into 3 groups) 2.30pm to 5.30pm


ENROL NOW! For our fun filled summer workshops. Alice the musical is a fantastic show with lots of parts, great songs and based on the classic story by Lewis Carroll. Suitable for children aged 8-18 we welcome anyone with an interest in the performing arts regardless of ability or experience. There's something for everyone! LIMITED PLACES


LITTLE PERFORMERS (4-7) This year our little performers workshop will take place from 6th August to 10th August (Mon-Fri) and we will be working on a musical version of the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel. It promises to be a fun packed week with lots of singing and dancing as well as games and activities all leading to the final performance.

Beauty and the Beast

We are Delighted to be joining the Stagecoach 30th Anniversary celebrations and putting on a production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in the Summer Term here at Stagecoach Hastings as part of the Stagecoach 30th anniversary celebrations. It's not too late to join us if you would like be part of the show! Rehearsals start after Easter.


We are delighted to announce our talented troupe of performers got a place at 'Stagecoach Live at Her Majesty's' on 25th March 2018. Our 'Doctor' Who themed musical spectactular went down like a meteor storm!


Our Summer workshop last year was the spectacular broadway musical 'Singing in the Rain'. Our workshop students had the fantastic experience of putting on a full show in one week! That's right - casting, rehearsing, staging and performing all in just five days! It was exhusting but exhilarating and everyone had enormous fun. Well done!


After the success of their performance in the Stagecoach South East Regional Showcase in May. This group of talented students were asked to perform their fantastic piece entitled 'Musical Dreams' at a special charity gala show on Sunday 3rd December at The Shaftsbury Theatre in London. What an honour!

Weekly Classes

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Avril Crawford - ALAM, ATCL, ADPA

Avril has been acting and singing for many years. She has worked all over the UK and appeared in many musicals. She has a teaching Diploma from Trinity College London and is an associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Avril has written and directed many shows and has her own production company. She has taught Speech and Drama at a number of schools and coached pupils of all ages in drama and singing for auditions and examinations. Avril is also Principal of Stagecoach Theatre School in Folkestone.

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