Stagecoach Coulsdon

Welcome to Stagecoach Coulsdon, South-West Croydon, where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18 yrs.

With our professional backgrounds and many years teaching experience our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes.  Many students attend to build confidence and gain skills for life whilst others embark on professional careers.  There is always something going on at our busy school, whether it's workshops from performers, casting directors or agents to making movies, taking exams (PAA and LAMDA) or even performing at Disneyland Paris! Many students stay at Stagecoach Coulsdon for a number of years meaning the schools can have short waiting lists but we always welcome new members to our "family" so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

LAMDA examinations offered

The Team

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Meet The Team



Due to demand, we will be opening a new Main School (ages 6 - 16) at Hillcroft Primary school from September 2017. Our Woodcote High Main Stages all have waiting lists so this is a great opportunity for students 7+ to join Stagecoach. If you would like to register your interest, please email Principal Zoe at

Student News

Congratulations to Ben who is currently playing "Young Harry" in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" at the Palace Theatre in London. Tate will be on our screens shortly in "Dr Who" (2017) - well done Tate! Phoebe appeared in "Grantchester" on ITV on Christmas Eve and Jake made his professional debut in a "Buzzfeed" commercial.

Holiday Workshops 2017

Our Holiday Workshops are now booking. At Easter we have our "West End Workshop" with a guest from a different show each day and in the Summer we'll be performing Disney's "Aladdin Jr"!

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 Teachers

Principal - Zoe McCready

Stagecoach Coulsdon is run by Zoe McCready who trained at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom graduating with ISTD teaching qualifications (with distinction), ISTD Advanced Ballet, Modern and National, LAMDA Acting Gold Medal (Hons.) and RSA Certificates. Zoe worked for many years as a professional dancer, singer and actress appearing in the West End in Disneys BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Barry Manilows COPACABANA as well as numerous Pantomimes, Summer Seasons and on luxury cruise liners. Zoe still works as an actress, TV Presenter and voice over artist. Most recently Zoe was a main host on shopping channels Ideal World and Create and Craft. Before joining IW Zoe appeared on QVC, BAD GIRLS, AGONY and BYKER GROVE, TV Commercials for ACTIMEL, WII Games, VAX HOOVER, DFS, presented political internet channel 18 DOUGHTY STREET, BBC SOUTHERN COUNTIES RADIO, numerous corporate videos and narrated audio books for Oakhill and the BBC. Zoe has also worked as a professional choreographer and assistant director for, amongst others, SHAKESPEARE 4 KIDZ and Edinburgh Festival award winning musical ALL CLONED UP. Zoe taught for Stagecoach for around 11 years at various branches (including 8 years at the Coulsdon branch) before becoming Principal at Coulsdon. She has taught all disciplines but specialised in dance, drama and Early Stages. She has also been in demand at numerous other dance/drama schools even creating original courses for some centres including the Charles Cryer in Carshalton and the London Drama School in north London. Zoe is helped running the school by her husband, actor Glen McCready, and together they have introduced LAMDA and PAA exams, stage combat and other workshops as well as producing bigger and more challenging presentations each year. As professional performers, Zoe and Glen expect a high standard from students across all disciplines to not only improve their technique but also their attitude towards working effectively which they feel will help students in all aspects of life.

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