Stagecoach Exeter

Caroline has over 20 years professional experience and is delighted to be the new Principal of Exeter providing drama classes, dance classes and singing classes.

Having trained at The Italia Conti Academy in London she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and is thrilled to be helping the children develop their theatrical skills.

The Team

Principal Caroline Rochfort


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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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Our advanced musical theatre sessions give talented students the chance to extend their performance skills.  Through in-depth training and master classes, we help students to hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting.  We also give students the confidence to audition for theatre and vocational drama schools (if that is their goal) and make sure they are well prepared for interviews and auditions. 

Fees in accordance with Main Stages.

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 at an 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 - Caroline Rochfort

Caroline is proud to come from Honiton. She left home to train in London at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts (as featured in the current BBC show School for Stars), where she covered all aspects of music, dance and drama. After graduating with honours Caroline secured her first professional role in the national tour of 'Tutti-Frutti', followed by her West End debut in the original West End production of Grease at the Dominion Theatre where she played the role of Jan opposite Shane Ritchie and a then unknown Tamzin Outhwaite. It also gave Caroline the opportunity of working with the world famous choreographer Arlene Phillips. After this dream start to her professional career Caroline went on to work extensively in Musical Theatre. Other West End credits include La Cava (Piccadilly Theatre), Fame (Cambridge Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium) and Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall). Caroline also played Fantine in Les Miserables fulfilling her childhood dream. 
Other credits include 'Go Play Up Your Own End' (Birmingham Rep), 'Heaven Can Wait' and Wake Up Little Suzie (Coliseum Theatre, Oldham),'Snow White'(Bristol Hippodrome), Heartbeat (National Tour), Dick Whittington(Theatre Clwyd), Make Some Noise (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and 'Great Balls of Fire' (National Tour). She loved returning to the West Country to perform in three pantomimes at The Northcott Theatre, Exeter. (Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood, Mother Goose and Sleeping Beauty). Some of our older students may well have cheered and booed at Caroline without even realising it !! Caroline has worked throughout England and Europe as a concert and session singer. Highlights include Judy Garland in A Swinging Swell Party, 'The Ultimate Elvis Tour' , Wonderful West End, 'The Ronnie Corbett Charity Gala' at the Fairfield Halls,supporting Barbara Dickinson and Cleo Lane in Music on the Green at Wells Cathedral and several Royal Variety Performances. She has appeared in numerous television commercials and her vocal talents can be heard on various soudtracks and cast recordings.
She has recently been involved in two exciting new projects playing the leading role of Anya in Dreamweaver at the Donmar Warehouse. Previous to this she was involved in a collaborative workshop of the Schoenberg/Boublil musical Marguerite with director Jonothan Kent. She is currently the lead singer in the internationally renowned Ross Mitchell Band, playing venues all over the world including The Royal Albert Hall, a venue close to her heart and one she will be returning to later in the year. She has just flown in with the band from a concert in the bright lights of Los Angeles.
Caroline lives near Axminster with her husband James (see below!) and her two daughters and newly acquired puppy Strawberry. 
With a wealth of experience she hopes to be an inspiration to all the students and is delighted to be the new principal.