Stagecoach Bishops Stortford

Stagecoach Performing Arts Bishops Stortford offer drama, singing and dance classes for children aged 2-21 years. We provide quality part-time training in the performing arts and welcome all students in our local area.

Our aim is to nurture an develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes in Bishops Stortford, stretching young imaginations and building confidence. We provide the right combination of learning and performing, with opportunities for all ages. 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Miriam Leary-White

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


Two Week Trial

Join us for a Two-Week Trial this Term and watch your child grow in confidence! Classes for 4-18 year-olds to explore the wonderful world of performing arts. They'll take part in Singing Classes, Dancing Classes, Acting Classes and discover their Creative Courage for Life! Limited spaces available.

Easter Workshop

Come join us this Easter for fun & laughter at our Workshop of Workshops For 4-6 yrs - A fun & exciting week as they rehears for the junior show, The Enormous Turnip. They will rehearse in the morning followed by play in the afternoons. For 7-16 yrs - A fun packed week of learning new & interesting skills each day from industry professionals.

Weekly Classes

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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 - Miriam Leary-White

Miriam's has been principal of Stagecoach Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow for over 10 years but her Stagecoach journey and training began aged 10 when she joined Stagecoach Harpenden where she stayed for 6 years. Having loved her time there she asked to join the teaching staff as a classroom assistant and was soon fully immersed in the Early Stages classes for both Harpenden and Dunstable. Aged 18 she was a substitute teacher for Dance, Drama, Singing and the Early Stages for Stagecoach St Albans, Harpenden and Dunstable. Aged 20 Miriam took her teaching to India and taught Salsa in Dali and Mumbai. On her return she went to GSA to study Musical Theatre, she graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hon) and the Saskia Carter Award. While studying she continued to teach with her own Early Stages class at Stagecoach Chertsey along with Audition Technique Master Classes with various schools. Once graduated, Miriam worked with a number of Casting Directors and Actors' Agents. When the opportunity arose to become a Principal she jumped at it. Miriam works tirelessly to help her students grow in confidence and bravery and feels that the performing arts is the perfect tool to do this. She hopes that all students that come through her school get a strong feeling of love and support from their Stagecoach Family.

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