Stagecoach York

Stagecoach York is an award winning school, now in its 20th year of providing high quality part time training in the performing arts for children aged 4 to 18. 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 also have opportunities to perform in local, regional and national theatres, take part in professional tours such as Shrek, Joseph and Evita and act in films or TV shows. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week during term time with workshops during the school holidays, come and join the fun!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Sally Thrussell - BA (Hons)

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



We are taking bookings now for our two week trials for all our age groups from 4 up to 18. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience Stagecoach. As we are so sure your children will love us ,we also reserve a place to continue with us for the term, but there is no obligation to do so. Contact us for more info.


We now accept childcare vouchers at Stagecoach! Ask the principal or manager for more information about how you can pay your child's fees with them!


If you are looking for something exciting to do in the school holidays, why not come along to one of our holiday workshops? A great chance to make new friends, have fun and brush up on your performance skills. Open to Stagecoach and non-Stagecoach students so bring your friends! No experience necessary.


"For 12 years Stagecoach York has been our second family. There are fantastic opportunities to perform in professional productions. Teachers are dedicated and highly experienced; they permeate a fabulous influence on all the students. A great place to gain confidence, make friends and learn important life skills." K Young


Stagecoach York students successfully auditioned and performed at Disneyland Paris this Summer! 30 students performed at the Videopolis Theatre and in the Disney Parade as well as a workshop with the Disney cast in the 3 night, 4 day magical adventure. All the students had a wonderful time, keep your eyes peeled for pictures on our Facebook page!

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 Thrussell - BA (Hons)

Sally founded Stagecoach York and is now in her 20th of running the school. It has grown from 18 pupils to nearing 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.

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