Stagecoach Bedford

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts Bedford, which has been providing quality part time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 20 years. Principal and Vice Principal team Chris and Katie, have enjoyed varied and extensive professional careers. They believe passionately that the life skills children learn at Stagecoach Bedford, will help throughout their education and into their adult lives. We focus on helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and imagination in children, whilst making sure they always have fun in a safe, professional and supportive environment.

Principal Chris Adams & Vice Principal Katie Rowley Jones

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



Why not join us for one of our fantastic, high energy, fun filled workshops! With a variety of different themes from smash hit Musicals to TV & Movies favourites, our workshops are a perfect way to improve your performing arts skills whilst building confidence, making new friends and having lots of fun!


We are very proud of our students at Stagecoach Bedford who performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London. What a fantastic show!

Parent Testimonial

Stagecoach are amazeballs. My daughter struggles with her mental health and anxiety and these guys are my hero’s. Her confidence has literally leaped since starting here. They have supported us both. It’s 3 hours of pure joy every week. Thanks guys.

Casting Opportunities

After the great success of 30 of our Stagecoach students appearing in Disney’s 2019 blockbuster ’Dumbo’, a further 28 students were selected to appear in another Disney film in 2022, ‘Pinocchio’ with Tom Hanks!. We were very proud to see you all on the big screen and can’t wait to work with Disney again soon.

Ofsted approved!

STAGECOACH BEDFORD has OFSTED approval from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. They also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.


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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Chris Adams & Vice Principal Katie Rowley Jones

Principal Chris Adams, along with his wife, Katie Rowley Jones, have both enjoyed successful careers in Musical Theatre.

Katie, now a fully qualified primary school teacher, had a career in Musical Theatre spanning 20 years. She worked with the likes of Idina Menzel, Whoopi Goldberg and Sheila Hancock, in shows such as Wicked and Sister Act. She has also taught at some of the top drama schools in London, as well as hosting many West End workshops.

Chris, after graduating from Performers College and gaining ISTD & RAD teaching qualifications, has performed in numerous West End musicals, including Footloose and Grease, as well as a commercial dancer with the likes of Steps and Five. His subsequent career as a technical manager for Cameron Macintosh, has seen him work on West End productions such as Billy Elliot, and the 13 time Oliver nominated production of Hamilton.

Chris and Katie are passionate about bringing the Arts to the young lives here at Stagecoach, and through workshops and guest teachers, endeavour to bring the West End a little closer to Bedford.

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