Stagecoach Oxford Headington

We have been providing high quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4 - 18 years. Our aim is to nuture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes, stretching young imaginations, boosting creativity and imagination, building confidence and life skills whilst also having fun.

Our Principal, Jess, comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience as she has a performing arts background and is an experienced choreographer. Having herself been a Stagecoach student who followed her passion, she, along with her team of dedicated teachers, strives to deliver the best opportunities that inspire students and encourages them to flourish in a warm, supportive and friendly environment.

Jess, at Stagecoach Oxford Headington looks forward to hearing from you!

Principal Jessica Townsend

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

Meet The Team


Beauty And The Beast

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations , we had a wonderful show weekend performing Beauty and the Beast! Not only that but we participated in a Guinness World Record attempt! Hoping to beat the record of the most number of performances performed at the same time of the same show! We are so excited to find out the results!


Stagecoach Headington are super excited! We are traveling to Disneyland Paris to 'Dance The Dream' in July 2019. Rehearsals are starting this term and we just cant wait to wear our Minnie and Mickey ears!


Our fabulous Dance Troupe did wonderful shows over the Summer term and this term ahead will be more of the same. We will be re-auditioning in preparation for Christmas performances around Oxford. Look out for where we will be performing on Facebook.

Saracens vs Harlequins

Congratulations to all of our students who performed in front of an audience of 55, 321 at the Olympic Stadium !! It was a brilliant day and great experience for the students. A fantastic way to end the Spring term.

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Jessica Townsend

Jess is proud to be the new Principal of Stagecoach Oxford Headington. Stagecoach has been a big part of her life. She became a student at 10 years of age and continued throughout her teenage years also becoming an assistant at Oxford Stagecoach. Later, during and after graduating, she taught there and at several other Stagecoaches, but has been Oxford’s dance teacher for the past three years.
Jess studied Musical Theatre and Dance at The Margaret Howard Theatre College, London and graduated in 2011 having received the ‘Best Musical Theatre Student’ award with theatre credits including Bird Girl in Sussical the Musical; Maureen and Dot in Honk! Timoune in Once on this Island and Cinderella in Cinderella the Panto.
After graduating, she was cast as ‘Aladdin’ in Aladdin UK Tour and then sang and danced at numerous corporate events in London and around the UK. Before hanging up her professional dancing shoes, she had two wonderful years touring all around the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands with the highly successful company ‘Back to Broadway’.
For the past 5 years she has run dance classes in her local area and choreographed The Oxford Youth Musical Theatre’s productions of Wizard of Oz, Miss Saigon, Crazy for You, CATS and Hot Mikado. More recently, she has become the choreographer for The Abingdon Operatic Society.
Jess is excited to take on Stagecoach Oxford Headington and has great plans for its future. 

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