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.


8th Jan 2022- FREE taster

Due to popular demand, we're opening a new Early Stages class for 4-6 yr olds on a Saturday. Come along for a free taster of our singing, dance and drama classes, starting at 3:45pm. This afternoon session is perfect for families who are super-busy with sports/parties in the mornings but still have oodles of energy that needs channelling!

Early Stages Spring Term

Join us every Saturday for 90 minutes of fun for 4-6 year olds. Singing, dance and drama are used to build self esteem and bring out the best in your child. Whether you are looking to channel their energy or nurture a love for performing, at Stagecoach your child can have fun and progress. This term is SHOW TERM for Early Stages children!

Spring Term Performances

This term, ALL our students have the opportunity to perform on stage. How incredible is that? Morning Main Stages will perform at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre; Afternoon Main Stages will perform at Hanger Farm Arts Centre and Early Stages students will take to our own stage for their performance of Tattybogle. We are so excited for a busy term!

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.

Mooooo-sical Marvel!

Huge congratulations to all the children who took part in our Early Stages Summer Workshop and put on a show in just a week. These 4-6 year olds were courageous, clever and very, very funny! Everyone went home singing the songs, tapping their toes and huge smiles from all that they achieved! We hope to see you all again soon!

Summer Workshop Success

Our Summer Workshop this year was a huge success! The cast ranged from 6-17 year olds and included first-time performers and those with a few shows under their belts. The week included learning lyrics, choreography and lines and most importantly laughing and enjoying the company of like-minded people. We can't wait to do it all again next year!

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.

West End - Nov 2019

Flashback to our last West End performance in 2019 when some of our students took to the stage at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. Weeks of dedicated rehearsals all culminated in a fantastic showcase and an incredible experience for our students. We are cannot WAIT to be doing this again!

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.