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
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


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.

Disney's Jungle Book

The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Children attend every day for a week and perform for family and friends on the Friday evening. FREE wraparound care available.


Our registers are open for a limited time only, so act now to sign up your child for a two week trial to find out more about Stagecoach before committing to a full term. By paying just £50 for a two week trial (£25 for Early Stages) your child can attend two sessions and have the chance to discover what Stagecoach has to offer.

30th Anniversary Show

We are delighted to announce that our Main and Further Stages students will be celebrating Stagecoach's 30th year with a large scale public performance at Huddersfield's Lawrence Batley Theatre in May 2018. Every child will have the chance to take part and we are sure it will be a night to remember! Watch this space for more information...

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

Our students on stage

Stagecoach Huddersfield's performance troupe took to the stage at Halifax's Victoria Theatre in May. They gave a brilliant rendition of numbers from Mamma Mia and got a fantastic response from their audience. What a great opportunity for our students to experience a professional theatre.

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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