Stagecoach Buckingham & Towcester

Stagecoach offers a safe environment where talent can be nurtured and provides a range of West End and local performance opportunities combined with week to week classes in Drama (T.I.E, Comedy & Puppetry) Musical Theatre, Film & Television and Dance. 

Our students spend three hours with us and our classes are split into groups according to age and are taught by our enhanced, DBS checked, industry specialists.

Many students of Stagecoach go on to train professionally and work in the performance industry but also at the heart of Stagecoach is Creative Courage For Life; a place to build confidence, explore creativity and develop life and social skills, that children can draw upon beyond being with us at Stagecoach.

We offer LAMDA exams , New Era exams and also accept childcare vocuhers and tax-free childcare vouchers in our oustanding OFSTED-registered theatre school.

Our week to week term time classes take place in a fun and energetic performance environment - so come along and be good at being you!

Principal Tilly James

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


New Student Term Dates

If you are a Main Stages student starting with us in April '24, your start date at our Buckingham or Towcester setting will be either the 19th or 20th of April 2024, this is due to our production of The Little Mermaid JNR taking place at Statonbury Theatre on the 13th and 14th April which we welcome you to come and see just email us for details!

Enrol Now For Our Show!

After the huge success of The Wizard Of Oz (2022) & The Addams Family (2023) performed at Stantonbury Theatre, we are now enrolling for our next annual production which will be The Little Mermaid. Send an enquiry now and join the cast at our Buckingham or Towcester location.

Exciting Towcester Venue

Alongside our Royal Latin classes in the heart of Buckingham, we are excited to announce that our second performing arts setting in Towcester has moved to Marie Weller Primary School, opposite Towcester race course & we are offering FREE trials for Spring term 2024! Don't forget to follow us on social media or send an enquiry, links below.

Book A Trial

Click the link to enquire for a two-week trial class for 6th January 2024! Our OFSTED-registered Stagecoach theatre school offers an extremely competitive training program via a monthly membership of £87.00 pcm / £43.50 for siblings/Early Stages this can be paid via direct debit or using a Childcare Vouchers/TFC.

Film & Television

In acting we encourage our students to find a truthful, emotional connection and these skills complement our Film & Television module. During our summer module students will explore screenwriting, directing, self-tapes, commercials, voice-overs, radio plays, and learning about the naturalism in some of their favorite TV shows. FREE trial below.

School Alumni

At Stagecoach Buckingham our Musical Theatre classes are a combination of acting, singing and dance, taught in an engaging environment for students of all abilities! All our classes are taught by industry professionals and our most recent singing teacher Olivia is currently starring as Heather Chandler in Heathers.

Agency Representation

Through a network of approved affiliate agencies, our task is to find fun and worthwhile opportunities across all entertainment platforms. Positively we are not tied to our school brand agency but can find the right representation for your child. Most of our students are represented by the prestigious Youngs Talent, ID Talent & Daisy & Dukes.


Our Further Stages (ages 14-18) performed FAME in Milton Keynes in April & are now working towards their next production. We work to engage in professional performance opportunities for our students including National Theatre Connections, West End Events, T.I.E & Disney Behind The Magic. Enquire now for a FREE trial!


We offer the opportunity to take part in LAMDA exams twice a year at Stagecoach. We have a 100% pass rate with all our candidates receiving distinctions or high merits. We also offer New Era exams as part of our annual performance term.

West End Performances

Our talented performance troupe had the opportunity to perform in a West End theatre. They received a standing ovation in 2019 & reopened the Shaftsbury Theatre in July '21 with their piece 'Together' all about their lockdown journey. We were lucky enough to be invited back in November 2021 & 2022 and we have been offered a space for 2023!

Jazz Shoes

Stagecoach now has its own online shoe store which is part of the dancewear specialist - Mydancestore. Simply click the button below and it will take you straight there.

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Tilly James

Tilly has been a part of the Stagecoach family for over eight years and is thrilled to now be furthering her Stagecoach journey as the Principal of Stagecoach Buckingham. As a previous singing teacher for Stagecoach Tilly has first handedly witnessed the positive impact that the creative arts can have on children and their unique life journey. 

Passionate for the arts Tilly started her training aged 11 at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park. She then furthered her training with East 15 Acting school and gained a performance degree with London College of Music.

Tilly has performed professionally, singing in Jazz bands, cabarets, short films and pantomimes but teaching and working with children in a creative way has always been a constant part of her professional career.

As a triple threat, Tilly has taught a variety of disciplines for Stagecoach in both the Main School and Early Stages and has been part of the process when preparing students for professional events such as Her Majesties and the National Theatre.

Tilly has choreographed and devised material for the holiday workshops both around London and further a field and has taught drama and music in primary and secondary schools - where she developed innovative  ways in which to engage and ignite students enthusiasm for the arts.

Tilly is extremely excited to have the opportunity to inspire and work with the children of Stagecoach.

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