Stagecoach Bournemouth

The aim of Stagecoach is to increase the self-esteem and confidence of its students by having fun and encouraging them to take part in as many opportunities as possible. All students are included in performances held during the year, enjoying the experience of performing to family and friends to increase their development. Peta took over at Bournemouth Stagecoach in April 2011 and still absolutely loves every Stagecoach week as if it were her first. We have had children star in excess of 20 local films for the local university and also a child in a short film for CBeebies, we are currently auditioning for a locally filmed professional film for CBBC.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Peta Moffitt

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


We can't wait to see you!

Where to buy uniform?

In order to give you the best possible experience and assortment of Jazz shoes, Stagecoach now has its own unique online shoe store which is part of the dancewear specialist - Mydancestore. Simply click the button below and it will take you straight there. Please do follow the supplier’s advice when choosing the shoe size. Happy shopping!

193 years!

At the end of our Summer Term, we gave out long service awards totalling 193 years! That's 193 years at Stagecoach Bournemouth for these amazing students! Not pictured are our Early Stages Student Felix, and our Further Stages Student Hannah who not only received long service awards but also had other presentations awarded to them too.

Early Stages Graduation

3 students from our Early Stages classes recently took part in a Graduation presentation as they are heading off to the Main School in September. A huge congratulations to Sophie, Felix and Finley, we know they are going to love moving up to Stage 1 in the Main School!

Good Luck Hannah!

On Saturday we not only gave our Further Stages and Early Stages Assistant Hannah her 12 year award, but we also said goodbye to her as she leaves us to go to Chichester University in September where she will study performing Arts. We know we will see her name up in lights very soon! Good Luck Hannah!

You're in safe hands...

Your child is in safe hands at Stagecoach Bournemouth. We have a clear commitment to child protection and the safeguarding of our students is of the highest priority. For the full details please see For any further questions please contact Principal Peta

Summer Term 2021

We are crossing our fingers and really hoping that our Summer Term will be able to start on Saturday 24th April* We have so much planned for the rest of the year and cannot wait to see all our students again. *in line with government guidance

Spring Term 2021

Sadly we have had to delay the start of our Spring Term and will remain closed in January. We will keep all our families updated and will be in touch as soon as we have a date for returning. Why not like our facebook page, and keep up with all the news...

Let the countdown begin!

We are so happy to announce our return date of 26th September. We can't wait to see everyone then!

Waiting in the wings....

During the current COVID19 pandemic, all schools remain close. But, we cannot wait to hit the ground running as soon as it is safe to do so. We have so much planned for our amazing school, so until then, keep calm and keep on performing! Check out our facebook page and keep up with all our news!

It's show term!

This term, it's show term for the Main School students at Stagecoach Bournemouth. On 14th March we will be performing Annie Jnr to all our friends and family at The Hub Theatre in Verwood. We are so excited!

G4 invite us to sing!

We are over the moon to be to announce that Stagecoach Bournemouth have been asked to provide a choir to be part of the G4 Christmas tour in December. Emails went out to students last week inviting them to take part. There are a few spaces left in the choir, so current students should get in touch with Principal Peta if they'd like to take part.

Matilda Holiday Workshop

What fun we had this year during our sell out 'Matilda the Musical' summer holiday workshop. 45 revolting children joined us, and the little maggots all had the best time! (Those are show references, they aren't really revolting or maggots!). A fantastic week which ended in a very slick performance of the famous show. Well done everyone!

An Udderly great Moosical

What a great Moosical this year at our Early Stages summer workshop. We had great fun putting together a performance on our last day of 'There's a sunflower in my supper'. We had a super week, with one student saying as they left; "Can we do this again next week please?".

75 years service!

It always give us such joy to present our long service awards at Stagecoach Bournemouth. Look how many awards were given out this term. Between them, these amazing students have completed a whopping 75 years at Stagecoach. How impressive is that? Two students received awards for 10 years or over. Congratulations to them all.

Once a year in the main school and also in the Further Stages School at Stagecoach Bournemouth we award our 'Student of the Year' shield. We were very proud to present this recently to our fantastic Main school Stage 3 student Amelie and the super talented Nikita, in our Further Stages School. Many congratulations to Amelie & Nikita

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)

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 - Peta Moffitt

Peta has been involved in theatre from a very young age and danced from the age of three. She has been trained in all areas of dance to teaching level and has a degree in Drama. Peta has performed in excess of 40 productions in all genres from panto and farces to Shakespeare and tragedies. Most recently she took the lead of Maggie in Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice which resulted in a nomination for 'Best Actress in a Comedy Drama' in the Southern Curtain Call Acting Awards. Peta has also worked closely with the youth section of her local theatre group and has been a scout & cub leader. Peta took over at Bournemouth Stagecoach in April 2011 and still absolutely loves every Stagecoach week as if it were her first.

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