Stagecoach Sudbury

Stagecoach Sudbury Theatre Arts in Suffolk believes in each and every student whether they need encouragement for their confidence or they simply have a passion to perform! Our weekend performing arts classes cater for children aged 4-18 in the Sudbury, Newton, Great Cornard and surrounding areas, and we are proud of our students, and their individuality. Stagecoach Sudbury performing arts school has been open since 2004, and we continue to lead our students by example, providing them with innovative and creative tuition through dance, singing, acting and drama classes.

Students are offered performance opportunities, specialist workshops and the option to take performing arts grades encompassing dance, drama and singing. With a wonderful team behind her of committed, innovative, and experienced teachers, Principal Katie could not be more proud of Stagecoach Sudbury. Whether children are interested in becoming more skilled performers, would benefit from confidence-boosting, or just need help to understand that they are special and unique, Stagecoach Sudbury is ready to welcome them!


Principal Katie Cole - BA (Hons)

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


Autumn Return to Venue

We are working hard to get Stagecoach Sudbury back in venue for September. Numbers will be smaller and rooms bigger, so we can ensure we have some creative and safe fun. Click on 'enrol' button below to secure a space in either Early Stages and Main School. View our last rehearsals using this link:

Our Summer of Fun

The world closed down so we opened up virtually and our online classes were a huge success. A great way to keep in touch at such a scary time. Log onto our facebook page - Stagecoach Sudbury - to see more of what we got up to, or use this youtube link:

StagecoachatHome Bitesize

We're not letting COVID 19 stop us from all connecting in some way. Stagecoach At Home Bitesize ensures we can still keep our students smiling, and having fun with creative courage....... all for free! And if you are a new parent, get in touch and we will add you to our list so you can get involved too. Find out more about us on Facebook!

10 Year Show Postponed

The show must go on....... just at a later date! From what we saw in our dress run, the students couldn't have worked harder, and we are adamant they will get to show all their hard work. We as the teachers couldn't be more proud already. Keep in touch via our Facebook page and Stay Safe!

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 - Katie Cole - BA (Hons)

Katie has been a part of Stagecoach Sudbury since it started nearly 10 years ago.
After completing her degree in acting at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts, Katie went on to act in several theatre tours all over the country and her particularly favourite parts were in pantomime. Some of her roles have included Cinderella, Fairy Godmother and Maid Marion.
Her career then took her into teaching and leading drama workshops throughout Suffolk. She was also a presenter on local radio for 6 years.
Katie has seen many students grow and develop over the years at Stagecoach and fully believes it is the best place for confidence building, team work and, most importantly, to have fun!

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