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Halifax Performing arts students set for big return to West End Stage this spring

16th MARCH 2022: Talented students from Stagecoach Performing Arts Halifax among fourteen other schools across the UK will be taking to the stage once again at the historic west end venue, The Shaftesbury Theatre, on Sunday 27th March 2022.

With many postponements taking place in 2020, some of the students were able to return to performing live in front of family and friends at three showcases held at the Shaftesbury in 2021, and now even more schools and students have the opportunity to unite and take to the world famous stage this spring. Following on from Children’s Mental Health Week last month, the students have the chance to build on their creativity, courage and skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Stagecoach Halifax alongside various Stagecoach Performing Arts schools, have travelled many miles to London to perform over the weekend, and have been rehearsing for what will make another spectacular showcase. These include a total of 315 students from across the country, including, Bath, Sutton, Banbury, Headington, Oxford Summertown, Basingstoke, Basingstoke West, Wokingham and Reading Caversham. Ashford, Whitstable and Faversham, and Thanet, Chigwell and Saffron Walden.

Briony Tanner, Senior Marketing Executive at Stagecoach, said

“We are thrilled to be back in the Shaftesbury Theatre once again. We cannot express how proud we are of the students, teachers from all of the schools involved who are travelling from across the country to put on another wonderful showcase to kick off the year. It’s so important that children can continue to build on the skills they learn at Stagecoach and more importantly, the skills they will learn in their future careers.”

Stagecoach Performing Arts recently reported a seven per cent rise in student enrollments since 2020, and prides itself on building Creative Courage For Life® among students which is more important than ever as children’s mental health, confidence and development have been impacted by the lockdown. Performing arts’ powerful impact on improving children’s mental health, along with the need for social interaction, a creative outlet and a happy and positive environment where children can be themselves and make friends, have been key contributors to this spike in enquiries and enrolments.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Halifax is part of a network of more than 2000 extra-curricular Performing Arts Schools worldwide. Stagecoach aims to make a difference in its students’ lives by teaching Creative Courage for Life and many children have gone on to study and work in Performing Arts from blockbuster films to countless roles in local theatre productions. Early Stages classes are available for children aged four to six and Main Stages classes take place for six to 18-year-olds every weekend during term time.

For more information about Stagecoach Halifax please visit their website or call 07539627971.

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