Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Swindon

Welcome to Stagecoach Swindon

Performing Arts School for 4-18 years.

Welcome to Stagecoach Swindon- a creative, fun environment where your children can learn valuable skills in Dance, Drama and Singing. Our fabulous team of talented teachers are here to inspire our students, helping to build their confidence and learn all about the performing arts. We offer our students a huge variety of performance opportunities, ranging from a Talent show (where the children are encouraged to develop their own ideas from paper to stage) to our end of year production, in which the whole school comes together to perform a musical show.

Our school provides a safe place for like-minded children to express themselves, allowing them to unlock their imaginations, increase their self-confidence and build new friendships along the way. 

You will not be disappointed!” Stagecoach Swindon parent.

Stagecoach Swindon are excited to announce that we are opening another centre for our classes at New College, starting on Sat 12th September. Places are filling fast from our waiting list, so do get in touch. Classes at the new centre will be for children aged 6-16 years old from 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up for your two week trial for £50 via the website, or call Sheryll and Holly on 01793 791746.
Be sure to tell any friends who may be interested!


Principal: Sheryll Fox - BA (Hons), ADPA

Latest News from Stagecoach Swindon!

End of Year Showcase
Everyone at Stagecoach Swindon would like to wish the very best of luck to our 'Early Stages' and 'Further Stages' students who are performing to their families tomorrow. Early Stages are performing 'A Rumble in the Jungle' and Furthers will share their 'End of Year Showcase' work. We can't believe that the following Saturday is the last week of our Summer Term!


Stagecoach Swindon goes to Disneyland Paris
30 students from Stagecoach Swindon are delighted to have been selected to perform at Disneyland Paris in July 2015! The children aged 8- 18 years old will be performing in the pre-parade to an audience of thousands and also successfully auditioned to gain a place on the Disney ONSTAGE performance programme. They will be joined by their families on this trip to celebrate this amazing opportunity.

Students joined professional touring show
More than 60 children from our school joined the professional touring show ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat’ as their onstage choir in May. This event was particularly special for us, as the Assistant Musical Director for the show was Stagecoach Swindon ex-student Scott Alder! We were invited to select and train the choir for this fabulous family show four times now since they came to Swindon in 2005. The show opened at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Tuesday 19th May and ran until Saturday 23rd May.

Join us on our Summer Holiday ‘Show in a Week’
Places are filling fast at Stagecoach Swindon’s Summer Holiday workshop 2015! Children aged 5 – 18 years old will join us to produce a musical in 5 days and perform it at The Phoenix Theatre! You don’t have to be a Stagecoach student to attend. We have flexible hours to suit busy parents – Early drop off from 8.30 am and Juniors can stay on in the afternoons to take part in fun, creative activities. Click here for more details and to enrol, or call Sheryll and Holly on 01793 791746.

Student Tomi on ITV
We were very proud to watch Stagecoach Swindon student Tomi on our TV screens on Friday. Tomi and Elliott performed a number from the hit West End show ‘Billy Elliot’ in which they are currently both appearing as two best friends, Michael and Billy. If you missed his appearance on ITV's Mel and Sue follow this link. Tomi, who has attended our school for five years, has been appearing in the show since June 2014. This opportunity was gained through The Stagecoach Agency.

Easter Fun performances
Students from Stagecoach Theatre Arts of Swindon had a fabulous Easter Monday entertaining the crowds at The Stanton House ‘Easter fun day’. The sun shone while boys and girls from all stages sang numbers from the end of term Talent Show. We were very proud of all their performances!

Jay films with Harriet
Stagecoach Swindon student Jay successfully auditioned and filmed in a short student film called ‘Mono’. The film is a about a 10 year old selective mute boy called David, who has a blind and bedbound mum. He was joined on set by ex-Stagecoach Swindon student Harriet (pictured behind Jay with red scarf) who played Runa, a key character who helps David make sound tapes for his Mum.  Well done Jay! This opportunity was gained through The Stagecoach Agency.

Student Success
HUGE congratulations to Stagecoach Swindon students for another fantastic set of LAMDA examinations results! We are so proud that 11 students gained Distinctions and 6 earned Merits for their Acting, Musical Theatre and Verse and Prose individual exams. Pictured are Beth, Jay and David who all gained Distinctions. A special mention to David for such a great mark in his Grade 8 Acting exam!
Contact Principal Sheryll on 01793 791746

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.

Fees: £162 per term / £13.50 per week
(Weekly cost is based on 36 weeks of tuition a year)


Payment options available. Scottish fees may vary.


(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!

Fees: £324 per term / £27.00 per week 
(Weekly cost is based on 36 weeks of tuition a year)

Payment options available. Scottish fees may vary.


(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. 
 
Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.

OUR SCHOOL

Principal Sheryll has worked with Stagecoach for nearly nineteen years now, moving to Swindon to launch this performing arts school sixteen years ago.

With her wealth of experience in teaching and organising, she leads a dynamic team of teachers. Boasting a student currently performing in the West End as ‘Michael’ in ‘Billy Elliot’, Stagecoach Swindon manages to keep our children grounded and to welcome those new to classes in dance, drama and singing.

OUR TRAINING

Our inspirational team of teachers work on a performance project each term, balancing creativity with technique in the three disciplines: dance, drama and singing. The dance classes are jazz based, but also cover contemporary, classical, street and choreographic work.

Our Drama classes explore scripts, improvisation, devising and include workshops from stage combat skills to Shakespeare.

Our singing classes include songs from many genres with a focus on musical theatre, film and pop songs. Our singers also learn song writing and selection skills. Our quality training allows every child to develop their skills and have lots of fun in the process. We also offer lessons leading to a LAMDA acting, musical theatre or verse and prose exam, where we continue to gain fabulous results.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Stagecoach Swindon performing arts school students have the chance to shine on stage in our end of year production - most recently, they dazzled audiences with their performance of ‘Alice in a Winter Wonderland’ and in 2013 they performed in the famous musical ‘Cats’. This year, we have been invited to provide a choir for the professional touring production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at the Wyvern Theatre.

More than 30 of our students will be performing in Disneyland Paris this summer and our talented ‘Troupe’ will be singing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End next year. We also run regular trips to the theatre - last year students and their families watched ‘Matilda the Musical’ and ‘Billy Elliot’.

Stagecoach Swindon classes are located at the following location:

St Joseph's Catholic College
Ocotal Way,
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 3LR


The school is situated close to Tesco and a short drive from the town centre. There is plenty of parking on site. On arrival, please come to the main reception (through the sliding glass doors) where our Principal Sheryll Fox and her friendly team will be ready to greet you.