Stagecoach Sutton Coldfield

Joy first performed professionally at the age of six in Fiddler on the Roof at the Haymarket Theatre, moving on to appear in many different and varying shows before training as a teacher to continue her passion for Performing Arts. She has worked extensively with Stagecoach now for nearly 20 years where she focuses on directing and producing opportunities for her Stagecoach groups, with many performing at the LG Arena. Running Stagecoach has allowed Joy the opportunity to combine her love of theatre with the development of childrens confidence through performance. Having a lot of fun along the way! Children from Sutton Coldfield Stagecoach have performed in Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll and Hyde, Dr Doolittle, Fiddler On the Roof and many many more!

Principal Joy Thomas

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

Meet The Team



There are NO classes Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March due to the weather. Fingers crossed we will be back to normal next weekend. Please check updates on the Bakehouse Facebook page

Opportunities Galore!

Stagecoach Sutton Coldfield will be off on tour this year with performances in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Blackpool and London. Fantastic opportunities for all involved!

Mini Stages Classes

We are delighted to announce that we are now running Mini Stages classes for 2-4 year-olds: An ideal way to introduce your child to Stagecoach. These fun-filled weekly classes are designed to spark imagination and creativity, helping to improve literacy, numeracy, communication and social skills through stimulating songs, stories and more.

World Record Attempt

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that everyone at Stagecoach Sutton Coldfield will be taking part in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast " this Summer.

Weekly Classes

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Joy Thomas

Joy has been involved in the teaching of young musicians, actors and dancers since graduating from the Froebel Institute in London "not so long ago" (her words!). Coming from a musical background, she has been a successful music teacher, examiner and performer. She sees the Stagecoach experience as the ideal character and confidence building platform for performers of all abilities and looks forward to another ten years of music, song and dance.

Make Payment

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.