Stagecoach Huddersfield and Holmfirth

Welcome to Stagecoach Huddersfield and Holmfirth. We are proud of our thriving and dynamic school, where everyone has the chance to develop and grow both as a performer and a person in a safe, nurturing environment. We offer many different performing arts opportunities to our students; from small informal demonstrations for parents to full scale public performances in large national theatres.

Our Principal, Ruth, has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she aims to instil into the school and students. She is fully committed to providing a first class experience for all children and a productive education in the world of performing, all the while helping students grow in confidence, and achieve individual goals and ambitions. Ruth, alongside her fantastic team of teachers, strives to deliver excellence in education, and inspire the students of Stagecoach Huddersfield and Holmfirth - allowing each and every child to flourish not only in class, but in life.

We are delighted to offer a two-week trial; a chance for both parents and children to find out more about Stagecoach and to experience what we have to offer. For more details on this, please contact us on 0113 8083104 or email

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Ruth Saville - BA hons

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



Due to popular demand, we are open both Main and Early Stages classes at the Holmfirth Civic Hall on Saturday afternoons. Two week trials are now available - £50 for Main and £25 for Early Stages. Get in touch! 07745 996774

West End Performance!

Our fabulous Performance Troupe performed at the Stagecoach West End Event at the Adelphi Theatre on November 3rd. We were so proud to see them take to the stage and perform incredibly well. We will be opening up our Performance Troupe again in the new year for some amazing performance opportunities. More details to come soon!


Here at Stagecoach, we offer LAMDA Exams & Qualifications. An excellent chance for students to gain additional skills in Acting or Musical Theatre and work towards UCAS points. So far we have a 100% pass rate from all the years we’ve been offering LAMDA! If your child is interested, get in touch to book a place.

Stagecoach World Tour!

Wow! What a fantastic way to conclude our term than with our amazing performance of ‘World Tour’ at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. Students from across all of our schools Main Stages and Further Stages came together to perform in this brilliant production and we are incredibly proud of all of students achievements!

Early Stages Showcase!

A huge congratulations to our rising little stars who performed their end of term showcase ‘Santa’s Hat’! It was the first time all of our Early Stage classes came together for one performance and they did fantastically well! Well done you are all star performers!

Exceedingly Good!!!

We were delighted to have feedback from our Annual Review from Iona Bailie achieving expectations and exceeding in dance! “On the day of the visit the students told me how much they enjoy all the lessons and the teachers encourage them to try their best.”

Parent Testimony

“My son started at the brand new Holmfirth centre in January and it is honestly the best thing I ever did. Ruth and her team are fantastic! Very welcoming, encouraging, motivating and generally amazing at making each and every child feel great about themselves and their abilities. I can’t rate them highly enough!” - Jack’s mum

Childcare Vouchers!

We are delighted to announce that we can now accept payment for our classes and workshops with Childcare Vouchers or the new Tax Free Childcare Scheme. Childcare vouchers are an employee benefit for all eligible working parents. Because of this, you can make savings of up to £933 a parent, a year.

Time for something New!

This coming Spring a Term is our demo term. All of our students will be working on the theme of ‘new’. From new musicals to new plays, from ‘Everyone’s Talking About Jamie’ to ‘Six The Musical’ it’s all being covered in this term! We can’t wait to get started

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

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 - Ruth Saville - BA hons

Ruth has been performing from a very young age, completing dance exams in ballet, tap and jazz with the IDTA , she then moved on to achieve a Btec Performing Arts with a distinction. Ruth was then selected to study Performing Arts at the prestigious Salford University's Media, Music and Performance department.  Past students of this institution include Peter Kay, Jason Manford, Jim Sturgess and Emma Atkins.

Since then she has worked as an actor and performer both in the UK and abroad, performing at the Edinburgh Festival, the Lowry Theatre and also working in television with both the BBC and ITV. She founded and performed with her own theatre company "North Star Theatre" which has toured Yorkshire and Lancashire as well as being selected to appear at Ilkley Literature Festival.  Ruth is also an accomplished director who has written her own work .

Alongside this she has taught for Stagecoach for over 14 years and has been Principal of Stagecoach Huddersfield and Holmfirth for almost 9 years. Outside of Stagecoach she has also worked for many other youth theatres across West Yorkshire.

As a mum of two, she really believes in arts education and the important role Stagecoach can play in young people's lives. The highlights of her Stagecoach career include taking students to perform at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End where they received a standing ovation and seeing the whole school entertaining their audience on stage at Huddersfield's Lawrence Batley Theatre.

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