Stagecoach Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead

Stagecoach Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for 15 years to children aged 4 - 18 years. Watch your child make friends and grow in confidence as they unlock crucial life-skills through the Performing Arts.

As part of the UK's largest network of part-time performing arts schools, Stagecoach Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school. We are proud to offer students between 4 – 18 years a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes. Watch your child grow in confidence, develop new skills and learn from the very best West End performers and industry professionals.

We run regular Saturday classes at Potten End First School, covering both Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead. We also run Holiday Workshops, including our Summer Workshop this July.

For more information or to reserve your place, call Tara and David on 01442 875977 or 07956 945181.

Principal Tara Dixon

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

Meet The Team



We're delighted to announce that due to popular demand, we have now opened a new and exciting school at Swing Gate School, Berkhamsted on Friday evenings. This is the perfect opportunity for new students to join us and see what all the fuss is about! Come and join us now for a two week trial.


We are thrilled to be welcoming Stars of the West End to this year's Summer Workshop. Ben Stott who played Boq in Wicked and David Hunter who is currently playing the lead role in the Oliver Award winning show Kinky Boots, will be joining us to share their wealth of experience with the students. We can't wait!

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 - Tara Dixon

Tara has been teaching at Stagecoach Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead for over 7 years and is thrilled to be leading the school as Principal. Her passion for educating young people in the Performing Arts is unrivalled, while her own experience in the industry offers her students a fantastic insight into the world of professional performance.
Tara trained at Arts Ed in London. Her Theatre credits include ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at The Lyric Theatre, ‘Boeing Boeing’ at Theatre Clywd and ‘Pages’ at The Southwark Playhouse. Tara is also a Bollywood actress and has played leading roles in ‘London Dreams’ and ‘Veer’. Film Credits include ‘The film with no name’ (British Feature Film) and ‘Magicians’ for Universal Pictures. Tara also works as a model and recent campaigns include House of Fraser, Body Shop, QVC and Gok Wan - Fashion Fix. 

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