Stagecoach Leeds Roundhay

Stagecoach in Roundhay has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting here in Leeds since 1996. As part of the the UK's largest network of part time performing arts schools, Stagecoach Leeds Roundhay is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes. Stagecoach Leeds Roundhay is perfect if you are looking for dance classes, singing lessons or acting classes for young people as we have it all and under one roof!

Principal James Ford - BA (Hons) QTS

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New Wednesday Class!

Due to popular demand we are delighted to be offering a brand new Early Stages class (4-6yrs) on a Wednesday evening from September. The class will run from 4pm-5.30pm at Parochial Hall on Fitzroy Drive in Roundhay. To book a place in our Wednesday class call us on 0113 361 2393, text/Whatsapp 07906 941 419 or email

Off to see the Wizard...

Huge congratulations to Mia one of our amazing Stage 2 students who has just been cast in the forthcoming production of The Wizard of Oz at the Leeds Playhouse this coming winter. We can't wait to follow the yellow brick road and come and see you later in the year!

Packed audiences again

It was amazing to see huge support for our Main Stages end of term performances to end our Spring Term. Every student stepped up to wow the audiences and produce a first class show putting huge smiles on faces. We are so proud of them and can't wait for the next one.

Fantastic Annual Review

In March we were visited by our Trinity College Inspectors who spent the morning with us observing our classes, speaking to the teachers and students. We are delighted to report that we exceeded all expectations in singing, dancing and acting and the inspectors praised the friendly, supportive and welcoming ethos of the school.

Emmerdale to Roundhay

We were delighted to welcome Sammy Winward to Stagecoach Roundhay to work with our Main Stages students. Sammy inspired our students by delivering acting for camera workshops and explaining all about her life on Emmerdale plus gave us hints and tips about life as a professional actor and shared a few soap secrets! What a fantastic week!


We did it! In July Stagecoach broke the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous performance of a musical by performing Disney's Beauty and the Beast - and Stagecoach Roundhay were part of it! We are WORLD RECORD HOLDERS! An amazing performance, an amazing achievement! Huge congratulations to all involved.

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - James Ford - BA (Hons) QTS

James has been with Stagecoach across Yorkshire for the last 13 years having previously taught singing in a number of Stagecoach schools before becoming Principal here in Roundhay. He has a degree in music and when he is not at Stagecoach he is a Primary School Teacher, so knows exactly how to encourage, motivate and get the best out of our students. James enjoys seeing children of all ages and abilities progress, develop, perform and have lots of fun each and every week at Stagecoach. 

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