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. 

The Team

Principal Eily Tatlow


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Meet The Team

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, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in 2005 and Evita in 2013.
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 and Alan Roy Scott, 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), select performer for Fiddler on the roof in 2014 and Angelina Ballerina the Mousical in 2012.
Students from Stagecoach performed 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 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 at the Minack Theatre and HFC.
Eily promises to continue this trend and provide countless opportunities for your children to develop their performance skills in a professional environment.
Her TV credits include The Heaven and Earth Show, Wild West, Casualty and directing the children's choir for Doc Martin.