Stagecoach Theatre Arts plc is a national network of part-time theatre schools for children aged 4 to 16. Founded in 1988 in Surrey, it currently has over 600 centres throughout the United Kingdom and a further 40 overseas. There are 4 schools within this part of Berkshire: Ascot, Bracknell, Bracknell North and Wokingham. Stagecoach offers young people a basic training in the performance skills of drama, dance and singing, which help build their confidence and develop their character and communication with others. The schools, which restrict class sizes to 15 students, run for three hours at weekends with shorter sessions for the younger children. Although Stagecoach is open to all young people with an interest in the performing arts whatever their ability, it does provide opportunities to perform professionally and some students have found considerable success in film, television and on the West End Stage. Occasionally Stagecoach schools come together for large national events. These have included performances at The Royal Albert Hall, the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, The Lord Mayor's Show and Her Majesty's and Drury Lane Theatres in London's West End.
If you'd like a prospectus, please call you local school:
Bracknell North 0845 0556382
Bracknell: 01753 664105
Ascot: 0845 0556369
Wokingham: 01189 500999