Stagecoach Fareham

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Fareham, where, as a school we are focussed on giving children a rounded education in performing arts using the three main disciplines of theatre. Taking classes in singing, dance and drama has been proven to build a child's self-esteem. At Stagecoach Fareham we pride ourselves on building the confidence of each child as they develop at their own pace. Stagecoach provides our students with the building blocks to flourish in a safe, friendly environment where children can learn, develop their skills for life but most of all have fun. The fact that some of our students have been with us for over a decade is a testament to such an environment. Past students of ours have had amazing opportunities and have performed in professional shows such as ‘Annie’, ‘Oliver’ and ‘The King and I’ and as they have flown the nest, a number have furthered their careers and gone on to study at prestigious schools, colleges and universities such as Arts Ed and PPA.

Principal Vanessa Watkins

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


We are back!

We are so happy to say that we are back for our Autumn term! We can't express how thrilled we all are to be back doing what we love best and with all our friends again. This term our Main school students will be creating pieces for our Demo to parents and family.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare Vouchers We are pleased to confirm we are now registered fully with Ofsted meaning we adhere to the highest standards of safety and quality teaching for our students. It is great that we can accept childcare vouchers towards payments for term fee's, holiday workshops and two week trials.

Early stages

Our Early stages students have had a great start to our Autumn term. Working on their show for 'Brian the Grumpy Christmas Tree', exploring their inner creativity in a safe and nurturing environment. Our little ones are so adaptable to life around them, a huge chunk of their young lives has been in lockdown. So explore and create away!

New Friday school

We are so thrilled to say that our new Friday school at Whiteley Primary school is expanding. Lianne my manager has an amazing team with Ed as our drama teacher and Julia our singing teacher alongside my dance teacher Michaela creating an environment for our students to grow and develop skills for life. What a team!

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 - Vanessa Watkins

Prior to becoming Principal, Vanessa has been working as a teaching assistant at her local primary school for 14 years, and is a qualified hair-stylist and beautician as well as obtaining numerous dance qualifications when she was younger allowing Vanessa to provide great support both on the stage and back stage. With the back-up of a fantastic team of experienced instructors, Stagecoach Fareham seeks to welcome all youngsters who have a passion to perform no matter what their level of ability, in a fun,  friendly and supportive environment providing an opportunity to build unforgettable experiences, memories and friendships.

Before becoming the primary Principal at Stagecoach Fareham, Vanessa has been deputy Principal at Fareham for around 8 years. Vanessa has a great empathy with the children, her goal is to nurture and encourage each and every child to develop a set of skills that not only helps them to perform to the best of their ability but to equip them with skills that will stay with them for a lifetime helping them progress with confidence in whatever direction their career takes them. 

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