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 years.
Our Coulsdon performing arts classes run for 3 hours/90mins depending on the age of the student, during the school term.
In addition to our regular singing and dancing classes, we offer LAMDA exams in Acting and Musical Theatre, written reports, theatre trips, specialist West End workshops, audition techniques and professional representation for film, TV and Theatre work.
We have developed a unique Educational Framework for each stage of learning. However, each framework will depend on the school and the Principal. To find out more about our Education Framework for singing, dancing and drama classes in Coulsdon, please get in touch with our Principal.
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.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Amanda-Jane Short

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


Book your workshop place!

Our Easter holiday workshops for 4-6 and 6-16 year olds are now available to book! Places are limited so book your place now!

It's nearly Showtime!

To celebrate Amanda-Jane's 5th year as principal, Stagecoach Coulsdon will be putting on a giant summer showcase, involving all our Main Stages students from across all our schools! The students will be getting the opportunity to perform in The Millenium centre at Woldingham School to an audience of over 600! Sign up now to be part of it!


A huge congratulations to Natasha our amazing LAMDA teacher who has recently been selected to become a LAMDA examiner! All Main Stages and Further Stages students who attend Stagecoach Coulsdon have the opportunity to work towards LAMDA exams. We offer all streams from introductory level all the way up to grade 8! Contact us for more details!

Stagecoach Parties!

We put the 'art' in parties! Choose from a huge range of themed parties to make your little one's birthday one to remember. And for older ones, we have a fantastic range of murder mystery parties where the kids are the stars of the show! Contact us for more details.

Weekly Classes

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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 - Amanda-Jane Short

Amanda-Jane trained at The London School of Musical Theatre.  She has toured in musical theatre productions throughout the UK and Internationally.  Her theatre credits include 'Thomas and Friends Live' (AEG themestar, International tour), 'Scooby Doo and the Pirate Ghost' (AEG Themestar, National Tour), 'April in Paris' (Brook Street Productions), 'The Sixties' (UK tour),  Amanda also has recording credits for Sony and Short Sharp Scratch and has performed in function bands across the UK and Europe.
Alongside her performing credits Amanda has also directed West End musicals and showcases for KSA Performing Arts.  Her directing credits include 'Hotel S.A.L.I.G.I.A' (Leicester Square Theatre), 'Secrets' (The Bridewell) and a West End industry showcase (The Cockpit).

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