Stagecoach Haywards Heath

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Haywards Heath For nearly 20 years we have been offering quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs, covering Dance, Drama and Singing right in the heart of Haywards Heath.

Our students thrive in a buzzing, inspirational environment where creativity is nurtured and technique and style are developed each week. Our fantastic and experienced teaching staff encourage all students to reach their full potential whether they are coming to develop confidence, make friends or have a professional performing arts career in their sights. Every Summer term we provide Lamda tuition and we also invite industry professionals to deliver exciting and dynamic workshops to our schools. We pride ourselves on providing a well balanced introduction to the performing arts industry, with numerous performance opportunities each year combined with structured diverse classes focussing on technique. 
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Jane Shakespeare-Kearns - BA (Hons) - Drama and English

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


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STILL RECRUITING

Our Autumn term is now in full swing and it's fantastic to see so many enthusiastic faces, both old and new, walking through our doors. There are a limited number of places still available across all our schools, so see our classes details below for further information on how to enrol.

Summer Workshops 2021

It was fantastic to be able to return to the usual format of our Summer Workshops and actually put on performances. We had Early Stages fun on the Thursday with our Toy Story theme followed by 2 performances on the Friday, Roald Dahl's Cinderella and our own version of Pan. 5 Days of hectic hard work and hilarity! News on 2022 in the new year!

Our Fabulous Teachers!

We now have 10 teachers across our 4 Main schools and 5 Early Stages! Here is "The Dream Team!"

Performance Troupe

Our Performance Troupe are already hard at work rehearsing for our next external show. We are delighted and excited to share that they will be performing at The Shaftesbury Theatre in Londons West End on Sunday 21st November.

LAMDA

We received fantastic results in 2019 and now that things seem to be getting back on track we are hopeful that we will be able resume Lamda tuition next year & enter students for their LAMDA exams in the summer term 2022. Speak to Jane or Patric & keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram page for further details and dates.

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

We are pleased to confirm we are now registered fully with Ofsted and able to accept childcare vouchers towards payments for term fee’s, holiday workshops and two-week trials.

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Jane Shakespeare-Kearns - BA (Hons) - Drama and English

Jane trained at the John Moore University, Liverpool, where she obtained a BA(Hons) degree in Drama and English. She has toured extensively throughout the UK in No.1 tours of Abigails Party, The Ghost Train and A Murder is Announced to name but a few. She appeared in the West End playing Suzette in Don't Dress for Dinner at the Duchess Theatre for several years and has been fortunate enough to perform at some of the countries long standing rep theatres playing many diverse roles from Aykbourn to Shakespeare! A professional actress since 1988, Jane continues her career alongside Stagecoach and has more recently been seen in numerous commercials on tv.
She lives in Brighton with her actor husband, Patric, and their two daughters, Catie and Fleur.

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