Stagecoach Newbury

A very big welcome to Stagecoach Newbury!  We believe that the whole world is a stage and the skills children learn at Stagecoach Newbury help them at school, university and in their future careers.  Stagecoach Newbury provides children with the opportunity to participate in all three performing arts disciplines - drama classes, dance classes and singing classes - helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and lots of fun.

Principal Jenny Unthank

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


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.

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.

Autumn Term 2019

This Autumn is our skills term and the theme will be world drama, singing and dance. We will be exploring practitioners, composers and choreographers from around the globe to enhance our knowledge and develop our techniques.

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

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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