Stagecoach Huddersfield

Welcome to Stagecoach Huddersfield. 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 - 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 0808 208 5134 or 07745 996774 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.

Meet The Team

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NEW HOLMFIRTH SCHOOLS!

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

PUPPETS & PERCUSSION

Our wonderful Early Stages classes are all planned and ready to go for the New Year! Puppets, percussion instruments and plenty of fun... Watch this space for more information coming soon.

Magic of the Movies

All of our Main School students will be putting together a "Magic of The Movies" themed cabaret for the end of the Spring term. It promises to be great fun and I am sure they will impress parents, family and friends with their talent!

Further Stages NTC 2019!

We are incredibly excited to announce that Stagecoach Huddersfield Further Stages have been accepted into National Theatre Connections 2019! Working on a new piece of writing from the National Theatre, they will create and perform in their own show at a local venue in Huddersfield and then at the NTC festival in a professional theatre!

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.

Parent Testimonial

"The Principal and teachers are warm and welcoming and it feels like a big family. I feel my twins are safe, happy and well looked after, they have made lots of good friends and look forward to going every week! They have developed so much in the past year becoming confident and more than happy to perform on stage." Lisa - Mum to Kelly and Holly

IT'S SHOW TIME!

Rehearsals began in September for our annual productions and we're VERY EXCITED. Our Friday Main Stages and Saturday Stage 1 and 2 will be peforming "The Wonderful World of Oz!" A bespoke production written especially for our students, making sure everyone has a chance to shine. Performances will be on Friday 30th Nov and Saturday 1st December.

OMG You Guys!

This term, our brilliant Saturday Stage 3s, plus the Further Stages will be rehearsing and putting on their production of ‘Legally Blonde Jr’. A fantastic opportunity for our Stage 3's to take the lead on their own musical. Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, ‘Legally Blonde JR’ is simple fabulous!

30th Anniversary Show

Our Main and Further Stages students celebrated Stagecoach's 30th year with a large scale public performance at Huddersfield's Lawrence Batley Theatre on May 20th 2018. Every child gave a wonderful performance and made us SO proud. "Bravo. That was just wonderful. Fabulous work, everyone." Georgia's Mum from Stage 2

Leeds Theatre Performance

Our younger students took to the stage at Leeds' Carriageworks Theatre on Sunday 11th March. They gave a fantastic performance after a day of workshops lead by professionals. What an amazing experience for our young performers.

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

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 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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