Stagecoach Croydon

A warm welcome to Stagecoach Performing Arts Croydon!
We provide high quality part-time training in the Performing Arts for children aged 4 - 18yrs. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes - stretching young imaginations and building confidence.
At Stagecoach Performing Arts Croydon, we promise to give our students the creative courage to embrace life and make the most of their talents and opportunities. As a leading body in the performing arts industry, we will nurture and inspire every child who joins us. We will keep them safe and give them the courage to be themselves. Your child will learn how to sing, dance and act while developing a broad range of life skills.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Rachel Betts

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

Meet The Team


Streetdance Troupe

Did you know that we run a dedicated street dance troupe? Most recently we competed in a national competition and got down to the final 2 troupes to perform on stage with Flawless! We regularly perform in the West End events and former students have gone on to study professionally at Brit School and Central School of Speech and Drama.

Stagecoach Croydon Alumni

We love this testimonial from former student Shaniqua who went on to train at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

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 - Rachel Betts

Rachel graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a first class honours degree in drama and theatre and later went on to achieve a Masters with distinction in Applied Theatre. Since then she has become a lecturer on the Royal Holloway 'Theatre in Education' course where students visit local schools to create theatre projects with teachers and children. In 2006 Rachel set up Patchwork Theatre to run drama workshops in schools, hospitals and community settings and create exciting, imaginative theatre with young people. This stems from a passion to embed the arts alongside the curriculum and a belief in the potential of drama to develop young people's confidence and communcation skills. She has led drama projects internationally in the townships of South Africa and India and has worked extensively across the UK as a drama practitioner for the Creative Partnerships. Rachel's aspiration for Stagecoach Croydon is that it is buzzing, inspirational environment in which the students feel encouraged to reach their full potential whether they are coming to develop confidence, make friends or with a professional performing arts career in their sights.

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Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.