Stagecoach Dorchester

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Dorchester. For over 17 years, Stagecoach Dorchester has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for children aged 4-18yrs, in the heart of West Dorset. Our venue at Dorchester Middle School provides a safe and secure environment for our children to learn. We are a happy and thriving school and our high expectations of students helps us to achieve fantastic results whilst having fun at the same time. 

Students from Stagecoach Dorchester regularly perform on the professional stage; our members have appeared in the tours of ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ amongst others. Students have also worked on the West End production of ‘Oliver’, in film, TV and commercials.  Stagecoach Dorchester is where positivity and confidence live.  Come and try it for yourself!



We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Rebecca Howden

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

Meet The Team

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

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 - Rebecca Howden

Rebecca has all the qualities and experience to head one of the foremost performing arts schools in Weymouth and Wareham. With a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (Dance) from Middlesex University, she went on to study and gain a PGCE in Secondary Dance from De Montfort University. She then returned to Weymouth to take up the post of Head of Dance at Weymouth College and if that is not enough, Bec also runs her own local Contemporary Dance evening class for adults. Rebecca is proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes.