More than 100 Students from schools across Scotland and North East England to perform in major live event at Edinburgh Assembly Rooms
Restrictions on indoor shows and events in Scotland were finally lifted from 24th January
Monumental return to the stage to take place in same month as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
FEBRUARY 9 2022: Talented young performing arts students from Stagecoach Newcastle are set to dazzle audiences with show-stopping renditions, performing for the first time in two years at the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh on Sunday 20th Feb.
Students from Stagecoach Performing Arts Newcastle will be the only English school joining students from Edinburgh, East Kilbride, Inverness and Stirling, and have been rehearsing for what promises to be a spectacular performance.
Owing to government restrictions and the pandemic, this will be the first time since 2020 that Stagecoach Performing Arts has graced the stage in Scotland, following the latest announcement from the Scottish government that indoor venues including theatres were allowed to re-open their doors from 24th January.
The event takes place in the same month as Children’s Mental Health Week, and is particularly poignant at a time when the dreadful impact the pandemic has had on young people’s wellbeing is being called a ‘national crisis’.
Singing, dancing and acting has been proven to have a positive impact on children’s mental health, with Stagecoach Performing Arts recently reporting a surge in new student enrolments (50%) as it reopened its schools across the UK and welcomed students back in 2021.
Assembly Rooms Edinburgh originally opened its doors to the public in 1787, and since then with a grand remodelling in 2012, the halls have become host to festivals, live shows and providing backdrops for the likes of X-Factor auditions and gala dinners.
Briony Tanner, Senior Marketing and Communications Executive at Stagecoach, said:
“We are so excited to be able to hold this incredible event at the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh. We are so proud of the students, teachers and all of the schools involved, many of whom have waited two years to hit the stage once again, and all of whom have been rehearsing relentlessly to put on a stunning show. It is such a pleasure to welcome everyone back to the stage in Scotland and celebrate their hard work as we look ahead to a year of recovery, hope and a lot of performances like these!”
Stagecoach Performing Arts Newcastle 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.