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.



Stagecoach Croydon is delighted to announce that we have been awarded 'Outstanding' and are in the top 5% of Stagecoach Schools across the UK for our leadership, customer focus, creative learning and how we work with our students and parents! We are over the moon to receive this award!

What our students do ...

Our current and former students are very talented and here are some of the projects that they have starred in! Stagecoach Croydon graduates also train at prestigious drama colleges such as The Brit School, Bird College, Guildford School of Acting, Mountview, Central School of Speech and Drama and Identity. We love nurturing passion and talent!

Perform in the West End!

Join us for opportunities to perform at Her Majesty's and Shaftesbury Theatre! Our junior and senior performance troupes regularly take to the West End stage and we have more exciting opportunities to come. If your child loves to perform, speak to us about joining our troupes!

Childcare Vouchers

We're delighted to accept childcare vouchers and so if you'd like to pay for our classes or holiday workshops with these then get in touch for more information.

We offer LAMDA exams!

We are thrilled to be able to offer private one-to-one sessions for any students wanting to do LAMDA examinations. These classes are excellent for students wanting to learn public speaking, acting skills and increase their monologue repertoire. The exams even count towards UCAS points!

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)

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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