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!

Childcare vouchers accepted

Principal James Barker

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

Meet The Team



We are delighted to announce that Stagecoach Faringdon has been selected to work alongside LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). We will be able to offer students (of 7 years and older) the chance to do LAMDA acting exams. I have recently appointed a brilliant LAMDA teacher - Please see Hayley-Jo Whitney's photo and bio below

Childcare Vouchers

We are delighted to announce that Stagecoach Faringdon is now registered with Ofsted, which means we can now accept Childcare Vouchers for all our classes and holiday workshops. We hope that this will help many more children access our school. Please contact Principal James Barker for more for more information.

Early Stages - This Term

Early Stages 4-6 years! 20th/21st April to 6th/7th July 2018 - This term is our demo term and we are using 'Under the Sea' as inspiration for our singing, dancing and drama classes. Either sign up below for our two week trial or contact us today for more information.

Main Stages - This Term

20th/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!!

2018 Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops NOW AVAILABLE for 2018. We are hosting a 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 for the 4 to 6 year olds we are presenting The Tiger Who Came to Tea and much more. Don't delay book today

Newcomer of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS to Principal James Barker and his team at Stagecoach Faringdon. They have won 'Newcomer of the Year' for outstanding achievement and quality teaching. Please see what some of Stagecoach Faringdon's parents say about this Award Winning Team on their Facebook review page.

Parent Testimonial

Jennie Sharrocks "Fantastic set up and a very friendly and professional team at Faringdon Stagecoach. One very enthusiastic child became even more keen on it all and one reluctant child enjoyed each day more and more and made new friends so was very happy - great experience and confidence building for kids." For more reviews visit our 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 of the 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 - James Barker

James has spent the last 21 years in 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.

Make Payment

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.