Stagecoach Dunstable

Stagecoach Dunstable was established in 1995, and has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 20 years. As part of the longest running and most successful children's performing arts schools network in the world Stagecoach Dunstable is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes.

Our Early Stages sessions are suitable for 4-6 year olds and act as a gentle introduction to the main schools. In the Main Schools children and teens aged 7-18 years, learn to sing, dance and act at weekends or evenings during term time.

For children already doing drama in school, Stagecoach complements the skills learned by improving diction, concentration and improvisation technique. For those not already involved with drama in schools, our drama classes are perfect for building confidence, introducing role play techniques and memorising scripts. Performance experience encourages a disciplined approach both onstage and backstage, and students work in a strong team spirit of caring support.

Many lasting friendships have been made at Stagecoach, as youngsters meet like-minded people with similar interests, and share the challenges of working on projects together. Stagecoach teaches youngsters to push their own boundaries and explore their creative potential. It also fosters respect for fellow performers, and a good, disciplined working ethic.


LAMDA examinations offered

The Team

Principal Lucy O'Hare


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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

Meet The Teachers

Principal - Lucy O'Hare

Lucy trained professionally at drama school in Acting and Musical theatre, and has worked in many areas of theatre. She taught and directed in New York, has acted in short films, performed professionally in pantomime and countless other musicals and plays. Lucy has taught for Stagecoach Dunstable and Harpenden for over 20 years, and is experienced in teaching all three disciplines of dance, drama and singing. She also teaches drama at St Hilda's school in Harpenden. Lucy is a strong supporter of local theatre and is often found treading the boards with them. She has ran Empire Arts Theatre Arts Youth Company for 12 years, and loved working with her very talented Em-Pirates; she is very proud of each and every one of them. She is thrilled to be Principal of Stagecoach Dunstable and looks forward to all the exciting things that lay ahead.