Stagecoach Colchester

Caroline has over 16 years experience as Principal of Stagecoach Colchester, providing drama, dance and singing classes. We set ourselves high standards and the students work hard to achieve them, but always with a huge sense of fun and enjoyment! There are two presentations a year for families and friends to enjoy - one at the end of the Autumn term is a demonstration of classwork, the second in July is a rehearsed piece of musical theatre with costumes and lighting. No audition is required for new students - all they need is enthusiasm, commitment and a love of the performing arts! 
 

LAMDA examinations offered

The Team

Principal Caroline Maxwell - BA Hons


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NEW SCHOOL OPENING!

Due to popular demand, we are opening a brand new school in September 2017. The school will run from 9.30-12.30 on Saturday Mornings, still based in our excellent facilities at the Colchester Sixth Form College. There are currently just 5 places remaining for ages 9 and up only, so enrol now or contact Principal Caroline for more information.

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

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 - Caroline Maxwell - BA Hons

Caroline opened her first Stagecoach school in Colchester on Saturday mornings in September 1998. The school was full straight away and has remained so ever since, quickly followed by an afternoon school in 1999 and Friday evenings in 2001. September 2014 saw the launch of a brand new school on Sunday mornings.  Stagecoach Colchester also has 4 Early Stages classes and a Further Stages class for students aged 16 plus. Caroline believes passionately in the benefits of the performing arts for all and has seen first hand how a love of theatre can enrich lives, whether children go on to be performers, to work behind-the-scenes, or just enjoy being members of the audience. Prior to Stagecoach, Caroline worked for 15 years in the Education Department at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, introducing opera and ballet to schools and communities throughout the UK and abroad. She is an experienced arts administrator and events manager and has led her school to become one of the most established and well-respected performing arts schools in the Colchester area.  From Stagecoach, Caroline has received the Franchisee Special Award in 2001; Runner-up Franchisee of the Year in 2013 and the Franchisee of the Year Award in 2014.