Stagecoach Banbury

Welcome to Stagecoach Theatre Arts Banbury where we nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes whilst stretching imaginations and building confidence.

Offering classes for 4-18 year olds in singing, acting and dance Stagecoach Banbury loves to share our passion for the performing arts. The skills learnt at Stagecoach Banbury are not only skills in performing arts, but are skills for life, whether it be having the confidence to speak in front of a crowd or working as a team. Our aim is to nuture each child’s potential and reach their own personal goals.

At Stagecoach Banbury, as well as our regular weekly classes, we offer exams in Trinity Guildhall Musical Theatre and LAMDA. We have external practitioners that visit and offer workshops and have had workshops in television presenting and camera work, audition techniques, stage combat and West End Musical Theatre workshops. We have an annual show and we have a Performance Troupe that all students can audition for. The Performance Troupe perform at local events and regional events as well as having the opportunity to perform on a West End stage.

Our classes run on Saturdays during term time at Blessed George Napier School, Banbury. If you think that Stagecoach Banbury is the place for you then get in touch with Melissa:

Call: 0808 208 5134
Email: banbury@stagecoach.co.uk
Text: 07788 722406

LAMDA examinations offered

The Team

Principal Melissa Allen - BA Hons Dance A.I.S.T.D., AIDTA


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TWO WEEK TRIAL

Why don't you book a 2 week trial with us? It's only £25 for Early Stages - 4-6 yrs, 90mins, and £50 for Main Stages - 7-18 yrs (Sibling discount of 50% for Main Stages - 7-18 yrs). After your 2 week trial, should you wish to enrol for the full term, the fees paid will be deducted from the full term's fees.

Autumn Term 2017

During the Autumn Term MAIN school students will be working towards their Christmas performance of Elf Jr The Musical. New students welcome to join the fun!

Summer Workshop

This summer students will embark on producing 'Hairspray Jr' the musical. Places are very limited, if you would like to go on a waiting list then please contact us. Our Summer workshops always run in the first week of the summer holidays and open to non Stagecoach students, so keep 2018 free!

Performance Opportunities

At Stagecoach Banbury we are really proud to have a 'Performance Troupe' Students are invited to audition for this every term, it has proven so popular we now have 2 troupes! These troupes attend regional events including Her Majesty's Theatre London. Every student gets involved with local events such as Banbury District show and Banbury Canal day.

Exams

At Stagecoach Banbury all students are encouraged to participate in Trinity Musical Theatre Group exams on a regular basis. Once students move into Further Stages they are then encouraged to take solo exams. We also offer LAMDA exams in Acting. So far we have a 100% pass rate with our highest marks being in the 90% plus range.

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

Meet The Teachers

Principal - Melissa Allen - BA Hons Dance A.I.S.T.D., AIDTA

Melissa has been a veteran Stagecoach tutor for over 13 years now. With many years' experience and training, dance is her speciality. She obtained her degree in dance and dance teaching qualifications from The London College of Dance, going on to work as a professional dancer for over 4 years. Melissa has always taught a variety of ages and backgrounds working in and around Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire areas. Some of her proficiently trained students have gone on to some of the industry's most prestigious and recognised colleges including The Arts Educational School, Bird College, The Urdang Academy, Chichester University, Laine Theatre Arts and The Margaret Howard Theatre College and have gone on to perform in the West End, on cruise ships and become dance teachers themselves. Melissa loves to share her passion of the performing arts and excels in building confidence and self esteem in young people.