Stagecoach Hove

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts Hove!  We provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18 years. Our aim is encourage and stretch our students with fun and creative lessons that are bespoke to our school.  Careful planning ensures we offer material that best suits the needs and abilities of all our students and helps them grow in confidence whilst developing their skills.   We support and nurture all students equally whether they are here to enjoy singing, dancing and acting with like-minded children, wish to make new friends or have aspirations to take it that step further and pursue a professional career in performing arts.   Our school diary is always bursting with workshops, shows and appearances at external events with new themes offered each term to keep things fresh and exciting!  Come and join the fun today!

Our classes run on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings at Aldrington CofE Primary School, Hove.

Principal Rebecca Manning

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



Last Summer, we produced 3 separate shows during just 2 weeks at our popular August workshops. We have something for all ages from 4-16 yrs. Scroll down to read more and book a place today! You don't need to be a Stagecoach student to attend - our workshops are open to all.

Childcare Vouchers

We are registered with Ofsted, which means we can accept Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare for all our classes and holiday workshops. We hope this will help many more children access our school. Our most recent inspection was in June 2021 where we were found to be fully compliant in all areas.


We love getting involved in local events and giving students the opportunity to perform outside of Stagecoach. Our Further Stages students teamed up with 8 other Stagecoach schools in November and captivated the audience with their interpretation of a kaleidoscope.

"Just wanted to say thank you again for everything over the past 12 years and also for such a special send off. You have built an amazing school with a wonderful team. Stagecoach has been such a huge part of our weekends for so long….it ending for D marks a true passage of time. We will always look back fondly. I feel very emotional about it"

Contact Us

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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 - Rebecca Manning

Rebecca's love of performing began at a young age when she aspired to be in "Legs & Co" - a dance group who had a regular weekly spot on BBC1's "Top of the Pops". Her road to the stage began by enrolling at a local dance school in Hampshire before continuing to train full-time at the Arts Educational Schools in London. Upon graduating, Rebecca travelled the world performing as a professional dancer and choreographer and held the position of Dance Captain for numerous cruise lines and theatre productions. Rebecca retired from performing at the end of 2006 and now works as a freelance dance teacher and choreographer throughout the Sussex region.
Rebecca first came to Stagecoach as the Dance Teacher at Stagecoach Crawley in 2003. She has since taught both Dance and Early Stages for many different branches of Stagecoach and has only recently hung up her Early Stages Teaching hat in order to expand her own school.
Rebecca is now in her 13th year as Principal of Stagecoach Hove and has worked hard to build the school up to the vibrant and exciting place it is today. Following on from the success of the Sunday morning classes, a Friday after school branch was opened in January 2016. The expansion has recently continued with new Saturday morning classes in 2022.
Rebecca has a real passion for all aspects of the performing arts and only wishes Stagecoach had been around when she was younger!