Stagecoach Hedge End

Welcome to Stagecoach Hedge End. As a school we are focussed on giving children a rounded education in performing arts using the three main disciplines of theatre. Each week students receive an hours training of singing, dancing and drama by teachers, all of whom have a background in performing professionally. Taking classes in singing, dance and drama has been proven to build a child's self-esteem. At Stagecoach Hedge End we pride ourselves on building the confidence each child develops at their own pace with the support of the group and providing a friendly environment where children can learn, develop and most of all have fun. The fact some of our students have been with us for over a decade is a testament to such environment. We have been privileged enough to help thousands of children grow in confidence and ability whilst having the chance to do something they love and perform!

Principal Vanessa Watkins

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


Ofsted Childcare vouchers

Stagecoach Hedge End is now registered with Ofsted, meaning we adhere to the highest standards of safety and quality teaching for our students. Parents can now use Childcare Vouchers to pay for all our term time classes and holiday workshops. Please contact Principal Alison Chant for more for more information.

Back to Class

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.

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!

Further Stages

Our Further stages takes our students to the next level in their development within the performing arts. My dedicated team encourage and guide our students to explore and achieve high level pieces in all three disciplines. We are very proud of all our students achievements and thrilled that we are part of their journey.

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Stagecoach Further Stages
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

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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