Stagecoach Wetherby

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Wetherby from the new Principal Sally Thrussell, in what is a very exciting time as we celebrate Stagecoach’s 30th anniversary.
Sally has been successfully running Stagecoach York for 20 years and is now bringing high quality part-time performing arts classes for 4- 18 year olds to the Wetherby area. At Stagecoach, we nurture and develop potential through singing, acting and dance classes, encouraging creativity and developing confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation – while being educational and fun.
Our students have opportunities to perform in local, regional and national theatres, take part in professional tours such as Shrek, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita and act in films or TV shows.
Open on Saturdays every week during term time with workshops during the school holidays, come and join the fun.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Sally and Anna Thrussell

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

Meet The Team


Try a Two Week Trial!

Why not come and try Stagecoach classes for a two week trial! New students can sign up to the classes and come for two weeks to get to know the other students and to see what Stagecoach has to offer. Call 07557 103655 or email us at for more information or to book your place today!

School Holiday Activities

If you are looking for something exciting to do in the school holidays, why not come along to one of our holiday workshops? Children aged 4 to 16 come for a week of dance, singing and drama, that culminates in a musical performance for family and friends on the Friday . Wrap around care is included, visit our workshops page for more details.

Perform with Us

We provide our students with opportunities to perform in exciting venues as well as learning about the theatre. All our children have access to be a part of the events as being completely inclusive is an integral part of our ethos. Our next event is at the beautiful Harrogate Royal Hall in December!

West End Performers

A group of our older students performed in the Stagecoach Showcase at the beautiful Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End. The students presented a piece inspired by the music of David Bowie in what was a fantastic evening for everyone involved.

Disneyland Paris 2018

Our main stage students have been invited to perform again at Disneyland Paris in Summer 2018! Students will dance in the Disney pre-Parade, and take part in a workshop with the Disney cast in this 3-night 4-day magical adventure. We are counting down the months already...

Weekly Classes

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Sally and Anna Thrussell

Sally has just taken over as Principal of Stagecoach Wetherby with her daughter Anna, having founded Stagecoach York 20 years ago. York Stagecoach has grown from 18 students to 300 today. Sally comes from a family of performers and has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She is a winner of the Stagecoach Franchisee of the Year award and it is her passion to pass on inspiration and encouragement to young people to realise their potential.
Anna is in her final year at Leeds University studying for a BA degree in Theatre and Performance. She was a student at Stagecoach York from the age of 4 to 17, before becoming a teaching assistant and then a main school teacher.  During her journey with Stagecoach she has performed in professional shows such as Annie and Joseph, taken part as a central dancer in Stagecoach’s 25th anniversary production of Cats at the NEC in Birmingham and filmed with Olivia Coleman, Vanessa Redgrave and Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones. Her last role was as Lady MacBeth at the Pyramid Theatre for a Leeds University production.

Make Payment

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