Stagecoach Ashford

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4 to 18 years.
Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, dancing and acting classes. Stretching young imaginations, building confidence, making new friendships and learning skills for life, we believe that the whole world is a stage and the skills children learn at Stagecoach provide a solid basis to help them at school, university and in their future careers.

Principal Colleen Foster

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



Students of all ages are offered the opportunity in July to take Musical Theatre Exams, from beginner to advanced grades. The advanced grades carry valuable UCAS points. 100% of students gained Merits or Distinctions in 2023

West End Live

Further Stages troupe and Stage 2 and 3 students have performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre and will return to the London stage again this June , and for the very first time- to Sadlers Wells in November ! Videos can be seen at


Stagecoach Ashford “Outstanding” The latest inspection report marked Ashford school “Outstanding”. The inspector said: "Students are given regular opportunities to influence their own learning- very evident in singing where students perform to a very high standard."

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 - Colleen Foster

Colleen is the longest serving franchisee in the Stagecoach network, joining Stagecoach in 1989 and has been responsible for providing over
8000 hours of performing arts training , over 72 end of term shows, exams and many exciting events during this time.

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