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.


10 Year Anniversary

Yes it's been 10 years since I first took over at Stagecoach Haywards Heath & in celebration we are putting on a fantastic evenings performance, showcasing some of the wonderful highlights since 2009. Tickets are ON SALE NOW & can be purchased by clicking on:

New Schools on Friday

We are delighted to announce our new Friday schools are now recruiting for the Autumn term. An Early Stages class will run from 4.45pm - 6.15pm & a Main School will run from 4.30pm - 7.30pm at Warden Park Primary Academy on New England Road in Haywards Heath. Please call us or email to find out more or you can apply on line. Just follow the link!

Summer Workshops 2019

We had another fantasic summer workshop week and I was so impressed with the commitment, camaraderie and huge sense of fun all those involved brought to the week. I can honestly say our workshop week is a massive highlight of the year for me! Thank you so much to the whole team who worked ridiculously hard and produced 2 really sensational shows.

Performance Troupe

Every Saturday lunchtime our Troupe works at an advanced level in singing & dancing, preparing for external show opportunities. We performed at Her Majesty’s theatre in June where they gave an outstanding performance of our piece “Things That Go Bump In The Night”. It was a brilliant day and such an uplifting experience for them all.


The 2019 LAMDA results are in and we achieved 100% success yet again. Huge congratulations to all our talented LAMDA students who all passed with merits and distinctions. We do LAMDA every Summer term so keep an eye on our Facebook page for further details and dates.


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)

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 - 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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