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.



Enrolment is now open for our Autumn term starting on 4/5 September. Don't miss out, ENROL for your 2 week trial now!

Parent Testimonial

Anna Szmak - “I could not recommend this place and the people that make it enough! Professionalism and excellence in everything they do with the added personal touch. My daughter feels right at home here, this is her place of building confidence and perfecting performance skills but mostly making wonderful friendships and amazing memories.”

Casting Opportunities

30 of our students will be appearing in the new Walt Disney Film ‘Dumbo’ directed by Tim Burton, due to be released early 2019. We can’t wait to see our budding stars on the big screen.

Childcare Vouchers

Stagecoach Bedford is now registered with Ofsted, which means we can now accept Childcare Vouchers for all TERM TIME CLASSES & HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS. We hope that this will help more children access our school. Please contact Principal Chris for more information.


Enrolment is now open for our Early Stages classes! Our Autumn term starts on 4/5 September. Don't miss out, ENROL for your 2 week trial now!

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)

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 could most recently be seen playing Nessarose in the West End production of Wicked. In a career spanning 17 years, she has worked with the likes of Idina Menzel, Whoopi Goldberg and Sheila Hancock. 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 (where he also gained his teaching qualifications), 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 currently 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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