Stagecoach Newbury

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts Newbury where we provide quality part-time training in performing arts for children aged 4-18 years. Our dynamic and experienced team of teachers and industry professionals create an environment that enriches and fulfils the mind of each and every student that walks through our doors.
At Stagecoach, we provide the platform to stretch young imaginations, build confidence, make new friends and learn new skills for life. We believe that the whole world is a stage and the skills children learn at Stagecoach Newbury provide a solid foundation to help youngsters to follow their dreams and ambitions. 
Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, dancing and acting classes in a safe environment whilst ensuring we have heaps of fun along the way! If you have a confident singing or dancing diva at home or a child that would benefit from a boost in confidence, we would love to welcome your family for a two-week trial to give you the opportunity to experience the magic of Stagecoach!

Principal Jenny Unthank

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



Enrolling now for Sept 2023. Book your two-week trial now for £25 for Early Stages (4 to 6 years) and £50 for Main Stages (6 to 15 years). The best way to find out what a difference Stagecoach can make to your child is to come along and try our classes. Two-week trials are always done at the start of a new term, in the term that you have a place.

We Are Still Enrolling!

We continue to enrol for the first four weeks of term! Please enrol below.

Skills for Life

Stagecoach provides your child with skills for life; creativity, team work, communication, problem solving and it builds courage through performance. All this and they have terrific fun and make friends for life.

Staying Safe

Your child is in safe hands at Stagecoach Newbury. We have a clear commitment to child protection and the safeguarding of our students is of the highest priority. Our teachers are professionally qualified, DBS checked and most have a first aid certifcate.

Parent Testimonial

Donna - My son loves Stagecoach. Three hours a week of what he loves (acting, singing & dancing). We came to watch the annual show today & thoroughly enjoyed it. All the staff are so committed to what they do, friendly & approachable too.

Excellent Inspection

Latest Report - A warm, welcoming, fully inclusive school with a professional ethos. Staff have high expectations of the students who demonstrate a strong work ethic, keen to learn and supportive of each other. All teachers are of a high standard and pastoral care provided by the Principal who promotes positive well being and sense of achievement.

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

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 - Jenny Unthank

Jenny was almost born on the set of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where her parents were both working - her father was a Stage Manager working in Opera, Ballet and Musicals and her mother worked in films such as Anna and The King and Greystoke. Jenny has run her own business for the last ten years and has extensive teaching experience as well as a recent BA Hons in Creative Writing. For the last ten years she has been part of a drama and musical group as Chairman producing pantomimes, musicals and plays. Jenny is married to a TV Scriptwriter and has two teenage children.

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