Stagecoach Dunstable and Luton Central

Stagecoach Dunstable and Luton Central was established in 1995, and has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 27 years. As part of the longest running and most successful children's performing arts schools network in the world Stagecoach Dunstable and Luton Central 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.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Lucy O'Hare

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


Summer Term Venue

We can't wait to see everyone back in venue! For the Summer Term, please note the following for our Dunstable Main Stage classes: Stage 1 Students will be at The Lyons Centre, Mallard Crescent, LU1 4FG Stage 2 and 3 Students will be at The Collingswells Memorial Hall, Chaul End Lane LU1 4BD Please contact Lucy if you'd like further information.

Two Week Trial

Did you know you can book a Two Week Trial with us at Stagecoach Dunstable It's only £25 for Early Stages 4-6 yrs (90mins), and £50 for Main Stages 7-18 yrs (3 hours) A sibling discount of 50% for Main Stages applies. After your 2 week trial with us, should you wish to enrol for the full term the deposit is deducted from the terms fees .

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Performance Opportunities

At Stagecoach Dunstable our previous performances have included: Annie, Oliver! The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, Honk , Bugsy Malone, The Nutcracker and many more!

Exam Results

At Stagecoach Dunstable we are very proud of our students who took LAMDA exams last term with fantastic results! We are very lucky to have a fantastic LAMDA coach in Ellene who last term prepared students to take their exams in Verse and Prose. LAMDA examinations are available at Stagecoach Dunstable, so please get in touch for more information.

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 - 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.