Stagecoach Faringdon

A very big welcome to Stagecoach Faringdon! We believe that the whole world is a stage and the skills children learn at Stagecoach Faringdon will help them at school, university and in their future careers.  We provide children with the opportunity to participate in all three performing arts disciplines - drama, dance and singing - helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and lots of fun.

For more information or to reserve your place, get in touch today!


Newcomer of the year

CONGRATULATIONS to Principal James Barker and his team at Stagecoach Faringdon. They have won the National Stagecoach award for 'Newcomer of the Year' for outstanding achievement and quality teaching.

School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops NOW AVAILABLE for 2017 & 2018 We are hosting a Mamma Mia and Billy Elliott Workshop, hosted by West End Stars and a full production of Joseph in the Summer Holidays for the 6 to 18 year olds. As far the 4 to 6 year olds we are presenting The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and much more Don't delay book today

Autumn Term 2017

Saturday 16th September to Saturday 2nd December 2017 Early Stages - 4 to 6 Year Olds - Circus Skills Main Stages - 6 to 18 year Olds - Let's go to the Movies - Including a Stunt Workshop and a 'Make your Own Movie Trailer Workshop'

Spring Term 2018

Saturday 6th January to Saturday 24th March 2018 - We are celebrating our 30th Birthday in 2018 and we have several wonderful moments to take part in, including an original show called '30 Musicals for 30 Years - A Musical Salute to Stagecoach' - Find out more about our Two week trial TODAY

Summer Term 2018

Saturday 21st April to Sunday 1st July 2018 As part of our 30th Birthday Celebrations, we are proud to participating in a Guinness World Record on Sunday 1st July 2018. Stagecoach Schools up and down the country will be participating in the same show at exactly the same time. We will all be presenting Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. BOOK NOW!!

Disneyland Paris

I am proud to announce that the students from Stagecoach Faringdon have been asked to perform at Disneyland Paris in July 2018. We will be performing in the pre parade & singing in front of the famous Disney Magic Castle. We will be rehearsing for this trip from the Autumn Term onwards. This is a once in a life time incredible family experience.


A huge congratulations to the students of Stagecoach Faringdon who performed LIVE on stage at the Lechlade Music Festival in May, the Yeovil Rock Choir event in June and at the FollyFest in July 2017. You were incredible and we are so very proud of all of you. All the pictures are available on our Stagecoach Faringdon Facebook page

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 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 Teachers

Principal - James Barker

James has spent the last 21 years in the entertainment, he started as an ‘all singing and all dancing’ Butlin’s Redcoat, in Bognor Regis which was an excellent foundation to build his career.
From there he went to sea to work for Princess Cruises hosting daytime and evening activities including ballroom dance classes, line dance classes and gameshows. After one year he was promoted to Deputy Cruise Director and shortly thereafter to Cruise Director. James was responsible for the day to day smooth running of the Entertainment Department, which included hosting live TV shows and theatre productions. He operationally led a team of 120 performers including singers, dancers, production crew, bands, acts, DJ’s, youth and cruise staff. He was very privileged to be the inaugural Cruise Director on several brand new cruise ships during his time with Princess Cruises.
James more recently has been working on ‘dry land’ as Director of Entertainment for Warner Leisure Hotels. He was responsible for the Entertainment at all the Warner properties throughout the UK. He was responsible for the strategic planning and brand direction of the entertainment offer. His proudest moment at Warner was collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to create bespoke shows that would normally only be available at the Royal Albert Hall.

James, his partner and their two children love living in Faringdon and are proud to be part of the local community. James is a warm people person, who loves to make a big difference to his team and students. He has bags of creativity to build a strong syllabus that will be fun, educational, stimulating and rewarding.
James is excited to start inspiring Creative Courage for Life in his new students.

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