Stagecoach Newcastle Under Lyme

Welcome to Stagecoach Newcastle-under-Lyme where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18.

Stagecoach Newcastle-under-Lyme nurtures a wide range of talent with some of our students going on to further their training at Sylvia Young, Performers College London, Royal Northern Academy of Music, LIPA, Bird College. Students go on to perform professionally and also train to become teachers, some coming back and sharing their experiences at Stagecoach.

Regular performance opportunities are provided and we also offer annual LAMDA examinations. Past productions have included The Regent Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End, Grand Theatre Blackpool, Victoria Hall Stoke to name but a few.

We endeavour to provide a safe and inclusive teaching environment welcoming all students through our doors and supporting their creative development throughout their time with us both off and on the stage. Our highly trained staff are in full support of every individual child recognising and appreciating their individual skills and supporting continued growth.


Principal Jonathan Cliffe

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

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)

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 - Jonathan Cliffe

Jonathan arrived as Principal of Stagecoach Newcastle-under-Lyme in September 2009, bringing with him a wealth of experience in Theatre and Performing Arts.
As a musician Jonathan is an accomplished pianist, vocal coach and conductor, having worked as a freelance musical director on numerous musicals in the Midlands including the UK Premiere of Jane Eyre the Musical, Fame, Oliver!, Boogie Nights, Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde and We Will Rock You.
In 2003 Jonathan joined the Board of Trustees of Millennium Youth Theatre Company. During his 4 years at MYTC he was instrumental in its rapid expansion to venues such as the Queens Theatre, Burslem and The Regent Theatre, Stoke securing rights for sell out shows such as Les Miserables and We Will Rock You.
In 2008 Jonathan founded Stage Productions, a Midlands based social enterprise specialising in community arts and theatre. Since then Jonathan has worked as Producer and Musical Director on numerous projects including the sell out Queen tribute concert Back To Rock You, Oliver! Rent, The King & I, Brassed Off, Billy Elliot the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty and Miss Saigon. 
In 2010 and 2011 Jonathan worked with the West End creative team of Billy Elliot the Musical to deliver the Billy Youth Project in Staffordshire and Manchester which included performances of Billy Elliot at The Regent Theatre, Stoke, Grand Opera House, York, Plaza Theatre, Stockport and a special Gala production at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London's West End. 
In 2011, Jonathan established Christian Paul Productions producing his first professional pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, featuring a host of West End performers from shows including Blood Brothers, Doctor Dolittle, Jesus Christ Superstar and Starlight Express. 

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