Stagecoach Huddersfield and Holmfirth

Welcome to Stagecoach Huddersfield and Holmfirth. Stagecoach is the UK’s largest network of part time performing arts schools for children. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through performing arts. Every student has the opportunity to train in all three disciplines – Singing, Dance and Drama – with our highly qualified, dedicated and passionate teachers.
Principal Alex worked at Stagecoach Halifax as the singing teacher and is now the Stagecoach Principal of Halifax and East Manchester. Alex is now proud to be launching a new leading school with such a great reputation in this new and exciting area.
Our aim is to nurture and develop children’s potential and talents and give them a chance to not only perform successfully on stage but also, more importantly, to perform better in life.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Alex Antonova

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



We are excited to announce we are now enrolling for our 2024 Spring Term at our Huddersfield & Holmfirth schools! Term begins 05th/06th January - 22nd/23rd March. Both of our Sat Early Stages (4-6yrs) and Fri & Sat Main Stages (7-18yrs) are now accepting new students, for more information on how to enrol, click the ‘about us’ link below.

Parental Testimonies

A wonderful message from a parent of our recent Summer Workshop and summer term classes. Thank you for your wonderful testimonial

Dreamcoat Stars Troupe!

Our Dreamcoat Stars Troupe has truly shined at The Lawrence Batley Theatre as part of 'Dreamcoat Stars"! Their exceptional performance as part of the choir singing to the music from 'Joseph' has left us in awe. Our students have done a remarkable job and they should be proud of themselves. Keep up the great work!

Spring Term Dates 2024!

Dates for your diary! Please note we have no half-term break this term.


We want to congratulate our student choir who performed in front of thousands of audience members in ELF - a Christmas Arena Spectacular at the Manchester AO Arena. You all did a fantastic job and performed like true professionals. What a fantastic experience to be involved in such a HUGE project and we couldn’t be prouder of all our students!


We are happy to confirm, we will continue our 1-1 lessons for LAMDA Exams here at Stagecoach. LAMDA classes will continue in September and 1 to 1 lessons will be scheduled around normal Stagecoach hours. LIMITED PLACES, EMAIL TO BOOK YOUR CHILD’S PLACE


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.


We want to congratulate our fantastic Performance Troupe for their performance at The West End LIVE event at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Our students performed a fantastic piece celebrating the music from Singin’ in the Rain. Our students did a brilliant job and we couldn’t be prouder. Well done!


Come and join our very popular workshop this Easter. Be creative, make new friends and put on a full showcase highlighting the very best Broadway hits! 25th - 28th March at Salendine Nook High school There’s no better place to be this Easter than at Stagecoach Huddersfield & Holmfirth!

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 - Alex Antonova

Alex is delighted to become the Principal of Stagecoach Performing Arts Huddersfield and Holmfirth and bring her knowledge, professionalism and experience of 18 years of outstanding teaching in Ukraine, Europe and in the UK.
Alex received her first musical education as a pianist at Heinrich Neuhaus Music School. In 2004 Alex started her academic education at the National University of Arts (Ukraine) and in 2009 graduated with honors in Music and Instrumental Education, Conducting and the Teaching of Singing. 
Alex has been involved in many productions as a director and performed as a soloist, choir singer and conductor in many choral competitions and festivals around Europe. 
Since 2014 Alex moved to Manchester and continued her career as a musician, performer and teacher. She was performing at the Royal Albert Hall (London), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Birmingham Symphony Hall and sang under the direction of Juanjo Mena (BBC), Justin Doyle, Matthew Hamilton, Jonathan Lo and Bart Van Reyn. Alex spent great 6 years teaching at Clarendon Sixth Form College as the Singing Lecturer and Musical Theatre Course Leader. She began working for Stagecoach in September 2015 and loves every minute of it!

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