Stagecoach South Tyneside

A very big welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts South Tyneside! 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.

Meet The Team


Free ES Discovery Day

Calling all 4-6 year olds parents & carers, why not come along to Stagecoach South Tyneside on Dec 16th at 10am and discover what we do! You and your child will get to meet the Early Stages team and your Principal Catherine. Your child can enjoy a 30 min taster session and you will even get a chance to see them in action! BOOK NOW! 0191 452 3230

Free MS Discovery Day

A fantastic opportunity for 7-18 year olds to experience 3 free 20 min taster sessions in Dancing, Singing & Acting. There will be Tea & Coffee for the adults, the chance to have a look at the action, and the opportunity to win a half scholarship in our raffle. Meet the Main Stages team and Catherine your Principal. Book Now! 0191 4523230

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

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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