Stagecoach Carmarthen

Stagecoach Carmarthen believes in promoting confidence in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. Taking classes in singing, dance and drama has been proven to build a child's self-esteem. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes; allowing each child to develop at their own pace with the support of the group. Students across Carmarthenshire attend our classes weekly and we are delighted to offer our students a high standard of teaching as well as excellent opportunities. Each year all our students have the opportunity to be part of a full musical production at the local theatre. We've had the privilege of watching hundreds of children grow in confidence and ability. As part of the UK's largest network of performing arts schools, Stagecoach Carmarthen is more than just a theatre school, we are a nurturing, safe place for children to grow and build on all aspects of life skills.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Laura Morris - BA Hons Education - PGCE Primary Education

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


Two Week Trial

Why not come and join the fun at Stagecoach Performing Arts Carmarthen. Autumn Term 2019 begins 21st September and we would love to welcome some new faces. It's SHOW term! We have lots planned and it promises to be a busy term filled with lots of opportunities. A two week trial for Early Stages (4-6 yrs) is £25 and for Main School (6-18yrs) is £50.

"Superhero Training Camp"

Our Early Stages students (4 to 6 years) will be using "Superheroes" as inspiration for their singing, dancing and drama classes. They will be learning songs and dances to popular Superhero music and they will be learning all about what it takes to become a true Superhero in drama. Everyone has a Superhero inside waiting to be discovered! Such fun

‘CATS’ the Musical

It is ‘Show Term’ at Stagecoach Carmarthen. Our "Main School" will be performing the musical ‘CATS’. Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1939 poetry book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It premiered in the West End 38 years ago. We can’t wait to start rehearsals for this AMAZING musical.

PAA exams

Every year, our students have the opportunity to take their Performance Arts Awards in Musical Theatre. Our students perform a piece of Musical Theatre alongside their peers for the examiners. Our students love taking their PAA exams and we are pleased to announce that we have a 100% pass rate! Our next exams are on Saturday 4th April 2020!

West End Live

On Sunday 28th June 2020 our Performance Troupe will be returning to London. They will be performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the heart of London's West End. It is a fantastic experience and our students love to perform on a West End Stage. They last performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in March 2018 and then at Shaftesbury Theatre in April 2019.

LAMDA Examinations

Our students are able to take their LAMDA examinations in Acting and Musical Theatre as we run a Private exam centre. Some of our students took these prestigious exams on Saturday 20th July 2019 and we have maintained our 100% pass rate with Distinctions and Merits. So proud! Our next set of LAMDA exams are scheduled for July 2020!

Performance Troupe

Our wonderful performance troupe performed at The Shaftesbury Theatre in the heart of London's West End on Sunday 14th April 2019. They performed a unique piece of musical theatre created by their teachers specially for the event! They were AMAZING! It was a fantastic experience for our students to perform on another West End Stage.

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Our wonderful performance troupe performed their "Annie" Medley at St. David's Hall, Cardiff on Sunday 2nd June 2019. They were a part of "Stagecoach live" and they performed alongside other Stagecoach schools. Their performance was AMAZING! It was such a fantastic experience for our students to perform on such a big stage at a fabulous venue!

Saracens vs Harlequins

On Saturday 24th March 2018, 750 Stagecoach students performed live in front of 55,000 people at the London Stadium during the high profile rugby match. "We have had many reports back from the ground, staff and Saracens about the professionalism and brilliance of our performers - so much so that they have asked us back next year!" AMAZING!!!

Her Majesty's Theatre

"West End Live" at Her Majesty's Theatre. Our wonderful Senior Performance Troupe performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in the heart of London's West End on Sunday 25th March 2018. An amazing day for all involved and a fantastic experience for the children to perform on a West End Stage. The children performed brilliantly! We are so proud of them!

Pasha Kovalev

Some of our students had the privilege of sharing a stage and dancing alongside Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing at The Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen on 17th April 2018 as a part of his national tour. It was so lovely to be asked to perform and all of our students had an amazing time and it was an experience that they will never forget.

"Magic Of The Musicals"

We would like to say a massive congratulations to all of our students who performed at our 30th Anniversary show at The Lyric Theatre Carmarthen. They performed extracts from over 30 different musicals during the evening. A fantastic night which has been met by amazing comments from the members of the audience. Da Iawn Pawb! So proud of you all!

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 - Laura Morris - BA Hons Education - PGCE Primary Education

Laura's enthusiasm for the performing arts was nourished by her early years in Swansea.

Born and raised in Swansea, Laura's interest and passion for the performing arts began at a very young age and was inspired by the dance, acrobatics, drama and singing classes throughout her childhood. 

Laura started dancing at the age of three, training in tap, modern, jazz and ballet, and went on to achieve top marks in exams and gained her experience performing locally in a wide variety of shows, festivals and pantomimes. This is when her passion for performing really began. 

After completing her A levels, Laura went on to study at the University of Wales Cardiff, graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Education. The following year, Laura went on to study at the University of Wales Swansea, graduating with a PGCE in Primary Education. 

For the past four years, Laura has been working as an assistant at Stagecoach Cowbridge where she has been working alongside the teachers and Principal. 

With a passion for the performing arts, Laura aspires to encourage her students at Stagecoach Carmarthen and Haverfordwest with the same motivation and passion for dance, drama and singing as she experienced in her childhood.

Laura believes passionately in the benefits of the performing arts for all and can't wait to inspire and enrich young people through the performing arts, and introduce them to new opportunities in a safe and secure environment.

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