Stagecoach Newmarket

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Newmarket provides a drama academy, dance school and singing class all under one roof. We teach key skills in dance, drama and singing to children and teenagers aged 4 to 18 in the Newmarket, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and surrounding area. Our aim is to nurture and develop every child`s potential through the performing arts, stretching imaginations and building confidence. Our lessons are carefully planned to provide the highest quality performing arts tuition for kids in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Our students enjoy many performing opportunities and groups recently have been able to perform on stage at The Cambridge Corn Exchange, The Apex at Bury St Edmunds and Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End. Students also have the opportunity to take LAMDA exams. Come and meet us and join in the fun! You can rest assured that your child is in safe hands.

Stagecoach Newmarket’s Dance Group at GetUP and dance at The Cresset Theatre Peterborough

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Jo Featherstone

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



'SUMMERSCHOOL OF ROCK' - We would like to welcome all 6 to 18 year olds to participate in 'SUMMERSCHOOL OF ROCK' - 5th to 9th Aug 2019 (10am to 4pm). £33 a day - Sibling Discount Applies - Childcare Vouchers accepted - No Experience Required - non Stagecoach students welcome - SEE BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS

Early Stages Summer 2019

We are delighted to announce our Summer 2019 theme for our Friday early stages classes. The children will be working on poems, songs and dances on the theme of Cats and parents will be invited in to see a demo of work from the students at the end of term.

Main Stages Summer 2019

Our Friday Main stage schools will be working on the theme WIZMANIA! next term! We will be working on themes from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and Wicked and parents will be able to come in at the end of term to see what we have been up to! We can't wait!

Performing Opportunities

We are very excited to be taking a group of our students to perform at Stagecoach's West End Event at The Shaftesbury Theatre on Sunday 14th April 2019. For more information on how to get involved in this event contact Principal Jo Featherstone.

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 - Jo Featherstone

I have been Principal at Stagecoach Newmarket since it opened in September 2004 and I have had the privilege of working with some fantastic young people. I still have students who started on the first day and some of my students who started in the first Early Stages class are now in Stage 3 of the Main School. I have ex-students who have gone on to performing arts and drama colleges and they keep in touch, and come back to see us, which is fantastic. I truly believe that children get so many benefits from coming to Stagecoach, from learning basic skills in dance, drama and singing to learning how to work as part of a team, taking an idea and turning it into a full-blown production and self confidence and pride in themselves and their work, to name but a few! I am very passionate about my school, my teachers and above all my students and I am committed to providing them with the best teaching, facilities and resources I can. 

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