Stagecoach Chorleywood

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Chorleywood.  Classes run on Saturday morning and afternoons at St Clement Danes School - just along the main road close to Chorleywood and Junction 18 of the M25.

If you're interested in our Friday after school classes, please visit our sister school Stagecoach Rickmansworth.

We are a friendly, family run school providing high quality, caring, part-time training in the performing arts to children aged 4-6 yrs and 6-18 years. We nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes - stretching young imaginations, building confidence and key life skills.  We aim to make the weekend a real hilight for our students.  We support our students to find themselves, feel confident, empowered and inspired by all we do.  All ages and abilities are assured a very warm welcome. No experience necessary!

Alongside nurturing our students, we are passionate about performing.  Each year we host a musical show at Watersmeet, a Christmas show at our schools, demos for parents, plus some of our students perform in the West End!  We also perform at Disneyland Paris every other year too and run a FREE Street Dance Company!  We are proud to be an established Lamda Centre offering optional accredited exams for ages 5yrs+ in Acting, Musical Theatre and Public Speaking.

Our teachers are all trained performers who are passionate about teaching.  They combine their own performing careers with nurturing and inspiring our wonderful students - some even attended Stagecoach when they were younger.  Our teachers have been featured on TV, film and performed in the West End.  We would love to welcome your family.  Thank you for finding us.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Kitty Gould - MA (Voice) RCSSD

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


Celebrating Early Stages!

Each year our incredible Early Stages perform in their very own Christmas show and we are so excited to start some amazing new work this coming term too! The focus is on joy, confidence and creativity. We love to welcome our families into the school to see the children in action and celebrate their achievements with us.


Each year we produce a wonderful Gala show featuring all our Main and Further Stages. Performed at Watersmeet it is a wonderful evening of music and dance from classic to modern musicals and more. Standards are high and the joy for what we do bubbles through. Our next show is March 23th 2024!


We run dynamic classes and performance opportunities for older students. From National Theatre Connections Festival to performing in the West End, we aim to put performing at the heart of the work and love showcasing what we do. We are also delighted to offer industry professional materclssses alongside our high quality tuition too.

Rated 5 Star on Facebook!

"We are so proud of our daughter's progress and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done to support her. Stagecoach is building a great foundation for her creativity." Parent. "Thank you for being such an inspiring teacher. My boys are very lucky to have you and your wonderful team every Saturday. " Parent

Child Care Vouchers

We are delighted to be Ofsted registered and able to accept Child Care Vouchers and Tax Free Child Care as payment for term fees in all our classes. Contact us for more info.

We are a BIG Lamda Centre

As an established Lamda centre, we offer grades from Intro/Entry to Gold Medals in Acting, Musical Theatre or Verse and Prose via personalised tuition. Training takes place whilst students are at Stagecoach and class work is vital to ensuring students do well. Last year over 85 students took a Lamda exam with 100% gaining Merit or Distinction.

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 - Kitty Gould - MA (Voice) RCSSD

Kitty has many years experience as Principal of Stagecoach Chorleywood and Rickmansworth, providing drama classes, dance classes and singing classes.  Kitty grew up in the local area and has spent her life working in the performing arts. She was performing in the West End and singing professionally from an early age and has performed in many venues throughout the UK.  She has appeared on The Royal Variety Show, Top of the Pops, The Lorraine Kelly Show, This Morning and in several music videos too. 

Kitty has an MA in Voice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a BA (Hons) in Drama and Music.  Kitty has worked with Stagecoach as a singing, drama and LAMDA teacher since 2002 as well as with other theatre companies and several prestigious drama schools.  She has helped to organise big arts projects through Creative Partnerships with organisations including The British Museum, the Barbican Arts Centre and West End Live.  More recently Kitty has started working with the American Music Theatre and been performing in Paris.  Kitty focuses on ensuring the school offers a warm and positive welcome to all students where confidence, resilience and joy are at the heart of this creative, caring school.

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