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.

Meet The Team


Main Stages Autumn Term

We will be working on the theme of 'THE GREATEST SHOWMAN' using some of the songs from the hit film and putting our own twist on the 'Circus Theme' This will include a Circus Skills Workshop for our Main School Students and we are all looking forward to what will undoubtedly be our BEST term yet!

Early Stages Autumn Term

We will be using the song 'THIS IS ME' from the 'THE GREATEST SHOWMAN' as inspiration for our singing, dancing & acting classes. This song it is all about acceptance, tolerance & that being different should be celebrated! Everyone will get their own 'This Is Me' Bag and it is going to be a fantastic term!

30th Anniversary

2018 is the 30th Anniversary of Stagecoach Performing Arts and we have lots of celebrations, opportunities and workshops planned. Come and Join us! It's going to be great!

Amazing Performance!

Congratulations to our students who wowed the audience at The Shaftesbury Theatre, London on Sunday 9th April. They performed their own rendition of `Trolls` and did a fantastic job! We love giving our students performance opportunties and we have more great opportunities coming up soon.

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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