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 huddersfield@stagecoach.co.uk.


We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Ruth Saville - BA hons

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


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We have worked with our talented teachers to create a calendar of fun and exciting classes for our students to attend. Our three disciplines, singing, dancing and acting classes will be delivered to you every Saturday from 16th May. All you need is access to a computer and a safe space so your child can jump straight back into Stagecoach!

Back after this Interval

In theatre tradition, a lamp is left on stage after all the work is done to warn off ghosts in the theatre from causing mischief. We are taking this tradition and leaving our stage light on as a a reminder that we will soon all be back to Stagecoach. To all our students, family and staff we ask you all to stay safe and stay positive. See you soon!

Stagecoach is closed.

As soon as this strange time is over we will reopen and I hope you will support us when this happens. We will of course let you know how we will make up the missed sessions and our exciting plans for the biggest re launch you have EVER seen! I send you all my love, to all your families and of course my wonderful team of teachers. Ruth

HOLMFIRTH SCHOOL

Due to popular demand, registration is open for both our Main and Early Stages classes at the Holmfirth Tech on Saturday afternoons. Two week trials are now available - £50 for Main and £25 for Early Stages. Get in touch! 07745 996774 huddersfield@stagecoach.co.uk

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.

ALTON TOWERS PERFORMANCE

Following on from the success of our Performance Troupe at York Barbican and the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End last year we are excited to bring our new Performance Troupe piece to Alton Towers! Sunday 28th June

LAMDA EXAMS

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!

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.”

PARENTAL 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

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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