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.



We are now enrolling for our Summer Term starting April 19th & 20th. Places are LIMITED, with some schools already fully booked - so please get in touch today to find out more. Email [email protected].


Have you signed up for your place on our hugely popular Summer Workshops 2024? We still have a few places left so don't delay, book today! It's the perfect way to kickstart the summer holidays with a fantastically fun week they will be talking about all Summer. It all starts on July 29th so for all the details scroll down to our Holiday Workshops


Here's your brilliant Friday & Saturday school teachers! Industry experienced and full of energy and dedication to pass on their creative knowledge. FOR OUR SUMMER TERM Grace & Joe will also be our LAMDA tutors again.


Our Performance Troupe are thrilled to be returning to the West End this Summer term! On the 2nd June they will be performing at His Majesty's Theatre with Stagecoach schools across the UK and also Germany! Rehearsals are well under way and we're all very excited!


"I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for Zoë since she started Stagecoach.". "This is a heart felt thanks 🙏 for what you have given and drawn out of Josh. AND the joy you brought to all the children." "A massive thank you for a truly wonderful anniversary show filled with such touching moments and complete brilliance"


After our fantastic results last time we are very excited to announce that LAMDA exams will return this summer term 2024. Speak to Jane or Patric for further details.


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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