Acting, Singing Drama & Dance Abingdon

Welcome to Stagecoach Abingdon

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.
Stagecoach Abingdon has been providing quality, part-time training in singing, dance, and drama since 2001 under the leadership of Principal, Julia Howson. Our aim is to give children and young people aged 4 to 18 a safe and nurturing environment to stretch their imagination, build confidence, improve coordination, and develop social awareness through learning the skills needed to perform on stage or screen.

Our classes are split into age groups:
EARLY STAGES for 4-6 year olds, Saturday mornings and 6-7 year olds on Saturday afternoons
MAIN STAGES for 7-17 year olds on Fridays & Saturdays
FURTHER STAGES for ages 15+ for a more advanced training

Performances for parents at least twice a year, written student reports, LAMDA exams and professional Agency available.

So, whether you are looking for performance oportunities or simply to have fun with like minded people through singing, dancing and acting this is the place to be. Give Julia a ring on 01865 390970 or hit the 'enquiry' button for further information.
Principal: Julia Howson - ALCM

Parent Feedback

Parent comments following our Musical Theatre Showcase including ‘Matilda - short version’:
Just wanted to Thank you and your team for yesterday, Albie had so much fun performing on the big stage and we thought the kids were brilliant. We didn't know that some of the children would have microphones, it was so lovely to hear Albie's song so clearly from the back. So lovely to see the children progressing so much each time.
I just wanted to tell you that Albie performed as Pharaoh In his school production of Crikey Moses this week. He was brilliant, I can't quite believe that it was the same very shy 4 year old who started stagecoach 5 years ago!! Anyway, I wanted to thank you because he wouldn't have got the part and wouldn't have been as confident if it was not for stagecoach!
Meant to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the performance and were amazed at how much energy was put into the show after only a few weeks of practice, just remarkable what they can achieve. So many songs, dances and acting crammed into a fantastic couple of hours. 

Many thanks and I know Freya thoroughly enjoyed it too. 
Call Principal Julia on 01865 390 970

Stagecoach Acting, Singing and Dance Classes & Times

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Our advanced musical theatre sessions give talented students the chance to extend their performance skills.  Through in-depth training and master classes, we help students to hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting.  We also give students the confidence to audition for theatre and vocational drama schools (if that is their goal) and make sure they are well prepared for interviews and auditions. 

Fees in accordance with Main Stages.
Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.
There is always something interesting taking place at Stagecoach Abingdon. Whether planning our next theatre performance or helping children reach their potential, we’re always busy!

Teaching drama, dance, and singing lessons to children and teenagers up to the age of 18, Principal Julia Howson runs classes from Thameside Primary School located on Cotman Close. By doing so, not only does she help students develop their performing arts skills but also improves their confidence and assists them in learning important life skills. 

To find out more information about our classes, get in touch with Stagecoach Abingdon today. We’re happy to help!