Stagecoach Truro

Stagecoach Truro recently celebrated its 20th year since starting in Cornwall, providing extra-curricular training in the Performing Arts. Singing, Dance and Drama all taught theatre training by specialist teachers.

We cater for kids aged 4-18 from Truro and the surrounding area including Falmouth, Redruth, Camborne, Newquay, Bodmin, Wadebridge, Helston, St Austell and their environs. Currently schools run on a Friday evening and on Saturday morning, with Early Stages for 4-7 year olds on a Friday afternoon and on a Saturday morning. 

Principal Eily Tatlow

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

Meet The Team

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Kidz 4 Cornwall

Stagecoach Truro performing in Kidz 4 Cornwall at the Hall for Cornwall.

Huw from Stagecoach Truro

Huw from Stagecoach Truro on BBC1 Let it shine, Gary Barlow's TV program to find a boy band, after making it to the final and with such great exposure Huw is now recording his debut album.

Hall for Cornwall

Stagecoach Truro performing at the Hall for Cornwall.

The Pyramid Choir

Stagecoach Truro's Pyramid Choir performing in the UK Tour of Joseph and his technicolor Dreamcoat.

Her Majesty's Theatre.

Stagecoach Truro performing at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.

The Dreamcoats Choir

Stagecoach Truro's Dreamcoats Choir performing in the UK Tour of Joseph and his technicolored Dreamcoat.

Hall for Cornwall

Stagecoach Truro performing at the Hall for Cornwall.

St David's Hall

Stagecoach Truro performing at St David's Hall in Cardiff.

West End Workshop

Stagecoach Truro's Fantastic Festive workshop with Michael Colbourne, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Ted, Trimmingham, Denys, The Go-Between, Enjolras, Les Miserables.

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil.

Stagecoach Truro's younger students performing "Animal Rock" at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

BBC "Let It Shine"

Stagecoach Truro student Huw Roberts reaches the final of "Let it Shine" with the band "Nightfall",, Gary Barlow's search for a boy band

Halloween Workshop

Stagecoach Truro's Halloween Workshop with Neila Dawes, the wigs and makeup specialist.West End- Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, Copacabana, Beauty and The Beast , TV- Delicious staring Dawn French, Frontier, Captain Sabretooth and the Lama Rama Treasure, Movies - Tonight @ 8.30, Present Laughter, The Birthday Party, Hide & Seek.

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Eily Tatlow

Eily is delighted to be the Principal of Stagecoach Truro. Whilst working for Stagecoach she has presented the students with many opportunities such as performing at the Queen's Golden Jubilee with a song co-written by herself and Jo Partridge, 'Under African Skies'. Furthermore, Eily trained the Stagecoach Choir for UK tours of both 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' in 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in 2005, 2015, "Evita" in 2013, 2018, and provided child cast members for the following UK Tours, "Fiddler on the roof" 2014, "Angelina Ballerina the Mousical" 2012, "Never Forget" 2010, "Thank Abba for the Music" 2016, "An Inspector Calls" 2016, "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and "The Grapes of Wrath".
Her Students have appeared in the movies "WWZ" (with Brad Pitt) 2013, "Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children" 2016, "Hot Fuzz" and "The Da Vinci Code". TV includes "Remotely Funny", CBeebies "My World Kitchen" 2018, BBC1, "Let it Shine", "Delicious" (Dawn French) 2016, "Doc Martin", "Poldark" and "The Voice",   
In 2007 Eily proudly co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in the first ever Cornish Musical 'Turning of the Tide', at the Hall for Cornwall which was also filmed for DVD release. This show presented students of Stagecoach with the chance to work alongside professional performers such as Aaron Renfree from S-Club 8, Chloe Hart, Hairspray, Kinky Boots and Alan Roy Scott a prestigious songwriter from the Motown Label in the USA, giving them a chance to enhance their skills and life experiences. Due to her close relationships with the Hall for Cornwall she was asked to produce a choir for Paul K Joyce's 'Snow Queen' (he also wrote the 'Bob the Builder' theme tune, "Quatermass", "Toby’s Travelling Circus"), Stagecoach Truro has added their voice to “Celestial” Paul’s new album.
Students from Stagecoach Truro represented the UK in Egypt's International Song Festival in 2003 and 2005 under Eily's tuition performing her original compositions.
Eily also produces “Kidz 4 Cornwall” at the Hall for Cornwall (Established in 2008) and in 2012 Stagecoach Newquay students played the lead parts in her new musical “Children of the Rains” at the Hall for Cornwall.
She works closely with New Cornwall Opera and students have appeared in "Hansel and Gretel", "Madame Butterfly", "Cavelleria Rusticana" and "Carmen" at the Minack Theatre and HFC. Eily’s students have also performed in a host of Hall for Cornwall Pantomimes including "Sleeping Beauty" 2017, "Jack and the Beanstalk" 2016, "Dick Whittington" 2015, "Robin Hood" 2014, "Cinderella" 2013 and "Aladdin" 2012.
Eily Has written and released 13 original albums, written 2 musicals and toured the UK and Europe. Her TV credits include The Heaven and Earth Show, Wild West, Casualty, WWZ and directing the children's choir for Doc Martin. Eily has appeared on stage as Kitty in “Turning of the Tide”, Beth (The Parsons wife “War of the Worlds” and in the UK Tour of “Bridgetower”.
Eily promises to continue this trend and provide countless opportunities for your children to develop their performance skills in a professional environment.