Stagecoach Havant

Stagecoach Havant provides high quality part-time teaching in the performing arts. Pupils experience a full and rounded education in all three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. As ​part of the UK's largest network of part-time performing arts schools, Stagecoach Havant is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school, we offer a fun and educational curriculum that promotes life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes.
Stagecoach Havant offer performing arts classes for children aged 4-18 years. Our pupils regularly perform in 'Elevate' at the Princes Theatre, Aldershot and Kings Theatre, Southsea and this year we had a group of students perform at Disneyland Paris.
We firmly believe that every one of our students experiences opportunities to express themselves in a safe and secure environment, allowing students to have creative courage for life.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Claire Gissing

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


Early Stages classes

Our Saturday Early Stages classes are split by age; the class starting at 9.30 we reserve for students from age 4 to 5½ and the one starting at 11.15 for those from 5½ up. This allows us to tailor the classes better for the child's age.

Disneyland Paris!

Main Stage students from Stagecoach Havant were invited to perform at Disneyland Paris in July 2019. Twenty of our students performed in the Disney Parade, put on a show in the Videopolis Theatre and sang in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle.

Elevate 2022

On Sunday the 12th June 2022, 20 students took part in 'Elevate' at the Princes Hall Theatre in Aldershot. Our students took part in a fantastic stage combat workshop, as well as experienced technical runs and a full dress rehearsal. They then performed on the theatre stage to a live audience and were just amazing! Well Done to all!

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Stagecoach Further Stages
Our advanced musical theatre sessions give talented students the chance to extend their performance skills.  Through in-depth training and master classes, we help students to hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting.  We also give students the confidence to audition for theatre and vocational drama schools (if that is their goal) and make sure they are well prepared for interviews and auditions. 

Fees in accordance with Main Stages.

Holiday Workshops

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Claire Gissing

Claire has had a passion for performing arts from an early age. As a child Claire attended stage school, training in all 3 disciplines of drama, dance and music, but later focused on Drama and Theatre Studies.
Claire studied English and Drama at Chichester University and was awarded her BA (Hons) degree in 2005. Claire then went on to complete a GTP and became a qualified teacher 2007. Claire loves working with young people and has previously been a Head of Drama at a local Secondary School.
Claire is also a qualified SENCo and is an Assistant Headteacher, with responsibility for Inclusion. Claire is passionate about ensuring every young person is giving opportunities to thrive and firmly believes that all students should feel safe and secure, which in turn will encourage risk taking, which will allow students to build courage, creativity and confidence – skills that will empower all young people and support them in their journeys into adulthood.

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