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.

Meet The Team



Apologies to all my eager students. We have taken the difficult decision to close classes today due to the weather. The school has not had anyone there since Thursday, and with the heavy snow yesterday I think the paths and carpark will be very dangerous. Many of you are stuck in your own homes too! Stay safe, and see you back to normal next week!

Excellent Annual Review

Well done Amersham for achieving the top 'EXCEEDS CRITIRIA' 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. "


On Saturday 17th February, we are open to new student to try Stagecoach for the day, on a Free Discovery Session. New students age 6-16, can join our regular students and try out a session to get the feel for Stagecoach. The session will run 2.30-5.30pm, and places must be booked in advance - just call the office today to get your application form!

Further Stages Treat

Further Stage (our 15 years+students) we treated to a fantastic class last week from Jonathan Vickers, who is recently back from touring in Jersey Boys. He spent time on a Blood Brothers workshop, and pushed them hard, resulting in an enjoyable yet high achieving session. For more information on this class, click the link above.


Our new Early Stages class, for those who struggle to get to our earlier classes, is now nearly full! It is a delight to see so many happy and eager faces each week. The new class runs on Saturdays 12.45pm -2.15pm. This is for students aged 4-6 years, and will be taught by our wonderful teacher, Jennie. Please do call if you have any questions.

Lamda classes under way!

Lamda classes are well under way, with approximately 50 students practising weekly for the exam in May. We are hugely impressed with their commitment and work, and feel confident for their exam day. Good work everyone!

Stagecoach Parties!

Stagecoach Amersham Parties are available throughout the year, and don't forget if you are a Stagecoach Amersham student, you are eligible for a 10% discount! We have party themes to suit everyone, and Murder Mystery Parties for age 10 years up to 16 years! Call our Party Coordinator Miranda Dawe on 07736 302079 for more info today!

We are 18!

At the end of summer 2017, Stagecoach Amersham celebrated it's 18 year anniversary! We are a very proud school, and have seen approximately 4000 students through our doors. Many students have gone on to perform professionally, train as teachers or use their skills and confidence to open their own businesses or work with children. Congratulations!

Weekly Classes

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.

Holiday Workshops

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

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. For the last few years, she has headed her own independent drama company, working in local schools. She has worked within Stagecoach for the last 9 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.