Stagecoach Newcastle

Stagecoach Newcastle Schools opened their doors in 1995.  Pam Harle was the founding Principal and Angela Salkeld from 2002.  

Stagecoach Newcastle are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through performing arts using singing, acting and dance classes.   In house presentations and performances are termly for all age groups 4yrs - 19yrs. 

There are options to take examinations in ABRSM (piano/singing) LAMDA (acting/public speaking/shakespeare) along with RSL Creative & performing Arts level 3 course for those 14yrs - 18yrs.  Students can also become a member of the Regional Choir as well as take part in many regional and national performance opportunities.  Newcastle Stagecoach is a small group of schools throughout Newcastle upon Tyne whereby it is not unusual for children starting from age 4yrs (some earlier with mini stages) remain with Stagecoach throughout their teens - many returning via their adult professional careers as teachers/inspirators/directors.

Students are often given the opportunity to audition for professional performance experiences and some of their TV/Stage Credits include 'Matilda'  'Shrek the musical'  'Mary Poppins' 'Billy Elliot' 'Casualty' 'Downtown Abbey' and various commercials.  Additional to this - there are options to join local and national Childrens Casting Agency whereby a more focused effort on professional/paid work is sought.

 
One of our students on location:



We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Angela Salkeld - BSc(Hons) BATD assoc

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


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stagecoachathome: LIVE!

We have worked with our talented teachers to create a calendar of fun and exciting classes for our students to attend. Our three disciplines, singing, dancing and acting classes will be delivered to you every week from 5th May. All you need is access to a computer and a safe space so your child can jump straight back into Stagecoach!

New Students Welcome

We are open for New, Past & of course current students on: Saturdays @ Newcastle High School for Girls, Brandling Village, Jesmond Sundays @ Great Park Community Centre There has never been a more important time to encourage the engagement of children in performing arts - social skills, building confidence, individuality & self esteem.

Preparing for Venue

Excited & Nervous to be back in school -So are we! We are now preparing to come out of zoom/homes and get back to face2face!!! To be safe & to work with venues, days/times may change therefore we welcome applications/enquiries and will be in touch with ALL including current/deferred/past students very soon with confirmation of options.

Summer Week Workshop

Yes here it comes... Grease! Summer weeks are always a hit & nothing fits better this year than an upbeat Summer Classic. Pink ladies - T Birds - characters gallore will keep all students engaged all week long. Choreographer Michael Heatley., Musical Director Liz Milner & Acting Coach Phoebe Dodds Its gonna be GREAT for all age groups.

Summer Week Workshop

Yes here it comes... Grease! Summer weeks are always a hit & nothing fits better this year than an upbeat Summer Classic. Pink ladies - T Birds - characters gallore will keep all students engaged all week long. Choreographer Michael Heatley., Musical Director Liz Milner & Acting Coach Phoebe Dodds Its gonna be GREAT for all age groups.

Summer Pop in Sessions

Great Park Community Centre Sundays in August & beyond. Two hour taster session dancing, acting and singing with a chosen musical theme each week. Email: newcastle@stagecoach.co.uk for details to book. Autumn term @ Great Park is Sunday afternoons for all ages.

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 - Angela Salkeld - BSc(Hons) BATD assoc

Angela has been the Principal of the Newcastle & Sunderland schools since June 2002. Angela danced professionally worldwide from the age of 18 years. She eventually returned to the North East to study, gaining BSc in Psychology in the hope of going into Business Administration. However after having her first child in 2000, she reverted back to the performing arts and took on the role of dance tutor part-time at Stagecoach in Durham & Newcastle before taking over in 2002 and opening Stagecoach in Sunderland. Since 2002, Stagecoach in this area has grown and over 1000 professional appearances are credited to Angela and her dedicated team of teachers.
 

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