Stagecoach Totton

A very warm welcome from Stagecoach Performing Arts Totton.  We provide quality training in singing, dance and drama for children aged 4 – 18 years, in an environment where everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential. Whether children come to build their confidence, make new friends or just have fun – or indeed if they want to follow a professional performing arts career – we give them the tools to help them achieve their goal.  We set ourselves high standards, and the students work hard to achieve them, but always with a sense of fun and enjoyment.

Our students take part in full-scale costumed shows on our own stage, and at larger professional venues.  Throughout the year students can also participate in West End masterclasses led by cast members of current shows. 

No audition is required for new students – all they need is enthusiasm, commitment, and a love of performing arts.
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Alison Chant

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


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Summer Workshops 2022

Our Summer Workshop Week is now open for booking. Children aged 4-6 will enjoy our Bug's Adventure show and those aged 6-16 will be soaking up the summer fun in our Abba inspired show! Both workshops produce a fully costumed performance on Friday...it's a week not to be missed: 25th - 29th July. Childcare Vouchers accepted.

Drama School Success...

It has been a busy time of year for those of our senior students auditioning at Drama Schools, Conservatoires and Universities to continue their training post-18. We are thrilled that so many have secured places at their chosen colleges and whilst it will be a very sad farewell at the end of Summer Term, it is also an exciting new chapter ahead.

Early Stages Spring Show

A huge "well done" to all our 4-6 year olds who have worked really hard to perform in their end of term show. Super-cute costumes, songs and dances and not to mention all the giggles and games along the way. Congratulations to our youngest performers. More photos on our Facebook Page after show day...

Bournemouth Pavilion Show

On 19th March, 59 of our students performed at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre in our "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" Musical Theatre Medley. It was such an amazing day and every single student gave an incredible performance. What a opportunity to perform at such a prestigious venue.

Mid-Term Performance!

Congratulations to our Main Stages students from Afternoon School who took to the stage mid-term to showcase all that they had been learning in just 7 weeks! This was a first show for many, and they absolutely loved performing in a professional venue. We look forward to our in-house shows next term.... more costumes, more lights, more FUN!

What a Show!

This November, students from Stage 3 in our Afternoon School took to the stage in a Gala Showcase Event at Princes Hall in Aldershot. The performance was fantastic; it was so good to be back in a theatre again after such a long time. More events like this are already booked in for 2022 and we can't wait to get started with rehearsals.

Childcare Vouchers

Stagecoach Totton is now registered with Ofsted, meaning we adhere to the highest standards of safety and quality teaching for our students. Parents can now use Childcare Vouchers to pay for all our term time classes and holiday workshops. Please contact Principal Alison Chant for more for more information.

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)

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 - Alison Chant

Alison graduated from Cumbria Institute of the Arts with 1st Class Honours in Performing Arts.  She went on to perform in a number of theatres around the UK and it was during this time that she began teaching for a Stagecoach Performing Arts School.  Alison enjoyed sharing her love for performing and found a real passion for working with children and young people.  Compelled to take this further, she returned to university and qualified as Primary School teacher. 

After 10 years teaching at both Stagecoach and in the Primary classroom, Alison got married and started a family.  With the need for a more flexible work and home life, she left full-time teaching and focused solely on Stagecoach.  In 2015 she became Principal of Stagecoach Totton and has never looked back. 

The best part of her job is seeing the joy on children’s faces when they find like-minded friends and activities that they love at Stagecoach.  The classes provide much more than singing, dancing and drama tuition- as cheesy as it is to say: it is a family.  Friendships formed at Stagecoach have lasted well beyond the classroom.

Some students go on to pursue performing arts at Drama School or University.  Others choose different vocational or academic career paths; but all go on to follow their dreams with an attitude that knows “I can and WILL do this”. The self-confidence gained at Stagecoach, and the support from peers and teachers alike, has been a huge part of this mind-set and is something that Alison is so proud to be part of.