Stagecoach South Tyneside and Gateshead

A very big welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts South Tyneside and Gateshead! We believe that the whole world is a stage and the skills children learn at Stagecoach South Tyneside will help them at school, university and in their future careers. We offer excellent part time training in the performing arts – Singing, Dance & Drama for 4-18 year olds - helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation, as well as being educational, safe and lots of fun.
We believe in Creative Courage for Life creating an environment in which the students are encouraged to reach their full potential, whether that is making new friends, developing confidence or following their dreams on the stage.

For more information or to reserve your place, get in touch today!

Principal Catherine Hymers

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


Autumn Term 2021

Come and join us for the best Autumn Term ever ! Sept 11th - Dec 4th (half term break Oct 30th) We are so excited as It's SHOW TERM at St Joseph's School in Hebburn. Our Classes are for 4-18 year olds *Sing *Dance *Act *Perform *Confidence *Friends for Life *Small classes *Covid Secure *Reserve your place now

Two Week Trial

Early Stages (4-6yrs) Enrol today! Young children become more confident and develop lifelong skills at our safe, fun and welcoming singing, dancing and drama classes. Our Early Stages classes last 90 minutes and are held weekly at 9.30am am on Saturday Mornings. £25 for the two week trial.

Two Week Trial

Enrol Today! Main Stages 6-14 year olds. Children and teens explore their creativity as they develop singing, dancing and drama skills in our engaging performing arts classes. Our Main Stages classes run for 3 hours per week 10 am on Saturday mornings. £50 for the two week trial, call 07721726622.

Further Stages +

Join our NEW part-time accredited performing arts programme! Level 3 Certificate in Creative & Performing Arts. This course is for 14+ students and takes place on a Saturday Morning at St Joseph's in Hebburn. Further Stages+ is designed to give young people outstanding training in the Performing Arts as well as essential life skills.

Childcare Vouchers

We are delighted to announce that Stagecoach South Tyneside is now registered with Ofsted, which means we can now accept Childcare Vouchers for all our classes and holiday workshops. We hope that this will help many more children access our school. Please contact Principal Catherine Hymers for more information.

Childcare Choices

Did you know Stagecoach South Tyneside are registered with the Government Tax Free Childcare "Childcare Choices Scheme" as a Childcare Provider. If you register for this scheme the government will pay £2 in every £10 towards your school fees. Visit the website below for more details :

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Catherine Hymers

Catherine has always had a love for Performing Arts creating many shows in her sitting room from a young age. She attended dance & drama classes but longed for a class that combined singing, dance & drama. She studied GCSE drama, A level Performing Arts and more recently graduated her Post Graduate Certificate in Event & Venue Management.

Catherine has over 20 years experience in the world of Entertainment.Her professional career on the stage began as a famous Butlins Redcoat, during her time at Butlins she had the pleasure of working as one of the Wizz Kids in the children’s theatre alongside H from Steps and was Head Girl for Dougie Squires & Anthony Johns in the inaugural year of the Skyline Pavilion.

Catherine enjoyed over 6 years working for Princess Cruises as part of the management team both at sea and on land in Los Angeles. She loved working for the onboard Entertainments Team, hosting the shows, running all onboard activities and training all new team members.

Since 2007 Catherine has worked as Head of Customer Experience at the Sage Gateshead, with the help of her team of over 150 staff, Catherine & her team ensured that all customers had an exceptional experience. She was also responsible for licensing, Health & safety and First Aid training, so your children are in safe hands!

Catherine, her husband and three children love living in South Tyneside and being part of the community. She strongly believes in “Creating courage for Life”, and can’t wait to help your children grow in confidence whilst learning performing arts skills. She is bubbly, fun, friendly and creative so will provide an exciting curriculum for South Tyneside.

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