Stagecoach Theatre Arts is the UK's largest network of part-time performing arts schools for children aged 4-18 yrs. The Perth branch, now in it’s 11th year, operates on a Saturday morning and is based at Perth High School.
The ‘Early Stages’ programme is for 4-6 year olds, and the ‘Main School’ for 6-16 year olds. Both classes cover the disciplines of singing, dance and drama, with Early Stages students doing so over an hour and a half, and older pupils doing so over 3 hours. Numbers in each class are limited, and all students are offered a two week trial after which they can decide whether to continue or not. Stagecoach believe in using the performing arts to develop confidence and increase self-esteem in young people, while at the same time honing their skills.