Stagecoach Woodbridge

At Stagecoach Performing Arts School Woodbridge, we believe that every child can be a star performer in life! Our weekend theatre arts classes cater for children aged 4-18 in Woodbridge, and the wider Suffolk Coastal area. Open since 2007, we continue to lead our students by example, providing them with innovative and creative tuition in singing, dance, acting and drama, encouraging our students to be imaginative, dynamic, resilient, and ready to face any challenge. Whether your child needs help with confidence or seeks opportunities to perform, we can help!

As well as lessons in drama, dance and singing, our students are offered a variety of performance opportunities, specialist workshops and the option to take performance arts grades, encompassing drama, dance and singing in one exam if they wish. All our performing arts classes are taught by experienced teachers with an excellent track record within the arts. The school is located in central Woodbridge, at The Abbey School, and is run by Andy Durham, who has 10 years of experience with Stagecoach.

The Team

Principal Andy Durham MA PGCE


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2-Week Trial

Why don't you book a 2 week trial with us? It's only £25 for Early Stages - 4-6 yrs, 90mins, and £50 for Main Stages - 6-18 yrs (Sibling discount of 50% for Main Stages - 6-18 yrs). After your 2 week trial, should you wish to enrol for the full term, the fees paid will be deducted from the full term's fees.

Events in 2017

After the success of our inaugural Drama Festival in April 2017, we are looking to put our students' skills to work in our summer show term. Further ahead, we are looking at optional performance arts exams, and a 'battle of the shows' event in Autumn.

Summer Show term

This term we are working towards a production of 'Fame Jr' (by arrangement with Music Theatre International Europe) for presentation in July. This will be performed in a local theatre, and is a great show for developing and showcasing singing, dancing and acting talents, and as with all shows, developing confidence and teamwork skills.

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)

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Meet The Teachers

Principal - Andy Durham MA PGCE

Andy is a qualified teacher with extensive experience working with young people in the arts. He has been writing scripts for a touring theatre company since 2000 and graduated with an MA in scriptwriting from the UEA in 2008. Andy began his Stagecoach career working with wife Sarah, at the Ipswich school, where he was resident film director, editor and scriptwriter. In this role he has written several shows, and directed movie trailers and pop videos. Andy also has extensive experience managing Stagecoach events, most recently helping to co-ordinate a huge show for Stagecoach students at the Ipswich Regent. Andy is still involved in teaching, and is the Drama teacher at Stagecoach Ipswich, and also teaches creative writing for adults, as well as continuing to write for the stage.

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