Stagecoach Stockport

Welcome to Stagecoach Stockport where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4 - 18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes in Stockport, stretching young imaginations and building confidence.

Open every weekend during term time and workshops during the school holidays, come join the fun!

Principal Cathy Birkett - BA Hons Performing Arts

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


WarHorse puppetry special

Danny Dalton is booked to come and give our Stockport Stagecoach students a War Horse Puppetry workshop this Autumn! Danny is also currently staring in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End, so there will be an opportunity for a Q&A session as well. We can’t wait!

Childcare Vouchers

Stockport Stagecoach are thrilled to announce that we now accept childcare vouchers! You can use these to pay for all classes and workshops. Tax free childcare!

Emmerdale Star Workshop

Emmerdale actress Sammy Winward came in to Stockport Stagecoach last term to give our students a special TV and camera acting workshop. Check out our Facebook page for pictures of the wonderful day we had.

New Era Exams

Our Stockport Stagecoach students received a 100% pass rate and 75% Merrit and Distinction Mark’s in their New Era Performing Arts Exams this summer. These exams carry UCAS points for further education. Welol done everyone

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 - Cathy Birkett - BA Hons Performing Arts

Cathy trained as a singing teacher at Salford University (BA Hons in Performing Arts). She spent 3 years in London becoming a big part of the British music scene, working as a session and backing singer for The Doves, The Specials , The Feeling, The Drums, Peter Andre, Beverley Knight, Micha Paris, Emma Bunton and Russell Watson.

Cathy also regularly appeared on ITV's Mr and Mrs. She won the MySpace 'One to Watch' competition, selected by none other than Taio Cruz, plus she also took part in the first ever series of 'Must be the Music' and got to the semi-finals with her Gospel band, CK Gospel Choir, wowing the judges Sharleen Spiteri, Dizzie Rascal and Jamie Cullum and she performed at the "Biggest Band" show at Wembley Stadium and the one-year countdown to the Olympic's show for BBC 1's "The One Show" at Trafalgar Square!

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