Stagecoach Amersham

Stagecoach Amersham is an all-inclusive school, no matter what your talents and abilities. You may want to come just for fun, or to enhance your talents in order to go onto vocational training. We treat every child as an individual, and so endeavour to help in whatever way is needed.

Everyone is unique and special at Stagecoach Amersham! So if you are looking for dance classes, singing lessons and acting classes for young people, Stagecoach Amersham has it all and under one roof!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Lara Sheppard

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.



Our Easter workshops are now LIVE for booking! We explore a new musical each day - learning about the characters, storyline, songs and dances. Main school students perform a mini 15 minute workshop presentation of what they have learned each day. Early Stages students just enjoy the fun with no presure of performance! Book 1,2,3,4 or all 5 days.


6-16's will create a wonderful performance of Peter Pan this summer! Come with us to Neverland! Join Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys in their big adventure. A full 60 minute show, done in just one week!! Lots of fun (and a little hard work!) to be had, so join us 5-9th August. We need boys and girls of all ages to make this magical performance!


4-7's come and join us to learn and perform this fun new mini musical CROAK!!! Have a fun week with singing, dance, drama and art, and ending with a wonderful free performance for family and friends! NO experience needed - just come and have fun! 5-9th August 9am-12pm daily - performance 11.30-12pm on 9th. Sibling discounts available.

Lamda Exams 100% Again!!!

Our most recent round of exams in September saw 30 students pass, all with Distinctions! We are so proud! Lamda is an extra-curricular activity. Students are prepared for suitable grades across a term and take exams at our school, as we are a registered Private Centre for Lamda. Lamda is a great way to introduce children to an exam process.


Our Early Stages classes run on Saturdays and are aimed at students aged 4-6. They are a wonderful class, full of fun and imagination, and allow the students to create and not just be lead by the teacher. They enjoy singing, dance and drama in these sessions, and parents are invited to watch at the end of every term. We have 5 different class times


Please be aware that this branch is unable to accept childcare vouchers as payment. We offer many different payment methods and are happy to talk you about all the options available.

Wycombe Swan performance

Well done to 16 students who performed at Wycombe Swan in Nov 2022. Their piece was 8 minutes long, entitled 'Was that the King?', and was a devised musical theatre piece. We chose students between age 7 and 14, and they were amazing! We were super proud of them all learning a piece in just 7 weeks ! Can't wait for the next one!

Excellent Annual Review

Well done Amersham for achieving the top 'EXCEEDS CRITERIA' review in our most recent annual inspection! The inspector was delighted with the classes she watched and the 'pleaseant hum of activity'. She said "All students were encouraged to be leaders and think of their own creative ideas. They were all excited about attending. "


We are delighted to announce that Guinness has finally been able to confirm that we have now achieved the Guinness World Record for Largest Simultaneous Performance of one Show (multiple locations)!!! Over 50 of our students rehearsed and performed Beauty and The Beast on 1st July 2018, and it was incredible! Such talent we have - and now a record!

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Stagecoach Early Stages
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)

Stagecoach Main Stages
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)

Stagecoach Further Stages
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.

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Lara Sheppard

Lara trained at London Studio Centre gaining a diploma in Musical Theatre. After leaving, she spent a season with Opera North in their production of Aida, performing alongside Dame Josephine Barstow and Sally Burgess. She then performed and toured professionally with Premier Productions at theatre venues around the country. There she played a variety of roles and also ended up as Company Manager. She has worked in Paris for the Disney Corporation. Her TV credits include Silent Witness, Holby City, EastEnders and Casualty. Film credits include The Hole and Sorted. She started teaching by running her own independent drama company, providing local schools after school drama and dance. She then took the role of Dance and Early Stages teacher at Stagecoach Amersham in 2003, before then taking over as Principal in January 2007. She has now worked within Stagecoach for 20 years. Lara started dancing locally at the age of 2 and loves the fact that she can now help local youngsters improve on their confidence, skills and talents.