Stagecoach Henley and Marlow

Welcome to Stagecoach Henley, High Wycombe and Marlow where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs. For 18 years, our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes in Henley, High Wycombe and Marlow stretching young imaginations and helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and fun. We also offer performance troupes, LAMDA tuition and regular professional opportunities locally and in the West End! Open every weekend during term time and workshops during the school holidays, come join the fun!
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Clare Gosling - MA

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


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Free Discovery Day!

10am on Saturday 14th September for 6+yrs. Come and take part in our Main Stages class for free! A chance to join other students and get a taste of what a Stagecoach class is all about enjoying singing, dancing and acting with our dedicated, passionate and creative teachers! To book a place, please click 'Contact Us'. Places are limited.

Performance Troupes

If singing and acting is your thing and if you want to develop your performance technique further, then come and join our Performance Troupes. The Troupes perform at local Fetes, Christmas Light events and there is the exciting opportunity to perform at Shaftesbury Avenue Theatre in the West End in April 2010! It's the place to be on a Saturday!

Little Shop of Horrors

Congratulations to all our Mains who performed Little Shop of Horrors - An excellent show and we are so proud of you!

New World Record!

Great news! Stagecoach is a new Guinness World Record holder of 'The largest simultaneous performance of one show across multiple locations'. Officially it was achieved by Stagecoach Performing Arts in UK, Germany and Canada, at 18:00 GMT on 1 July 2018 by performing Beauty & the Beast in 73 locations-Congratulations to all those who took part!

Childcare Vouchers

Great News - We're now registered with Ofsted to accept Childcare Vouchers for Holiday Workshops, Early and Main Stages classes! We hope that this will help many more children access our school. Please contact Principal Clare Gosling for more information.

Joseph

Stagecoach High Wycombe, Henley and Marlow students are very excited to be starting their summer rehearsing lots ready to perform in the Joseph tour 2019. Rehearsals are taking place this summer as we prepare for shows at the Wycombe Swan in September. One of the fantastic extra opportunities provided at Stagecoach High Wycombe, Henley and Marlow!

Rated as 'Excellent'

Great news - Stagecoach Henley and Marlow was recently inspected by Stagecoach Head Office and received an 'Excellent' qualification! The inspection focused on Compliance, Leadership, Customer Focus and Business Delivery. Congratulations to all our teachers who did so well!

Parent Testimonials

"WOW! What a performance! The show was amazing. I hope you enjoyed it all as much as we did. He had the time of his life and loved every moment, as he loves every class and experience that he has with you. Thank you so much to you and to all your teachers for bringing out so much joy in him!"

Mini Stages 2-4 years

Do you have a child aged 2-4 years? Well our Mini Stages class may be just for you. We explore a world of imagination, through songs, stories and much more. These classes are run each Saturday morning and parents/carers stay to enjoy the fun. Go to www.stagecoach.co.uk/highwycombe and click on 'enrol'.

Disneyland Paris 2021!

We're thrilled to have been selected to take part in the Disney Parade and perform on the Cinemagic Stage to an international audience! July 2016 and July 2018 brought character fun to Stagecoach students and their families as they set off to Disneyland Paris. Would you like to perform there in 2021?

LAMDA and VOCAL COACHING

How about gaining a qualification while having fun at the weekend? Our Main school students will have the opportunity once again to put their skills to the test with our LAMDA acting exams. With excellent results last year, this is set to be a great term and a superb opportunity to notch up some extra UCAS points!

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 - Clare Gosling - MA

Clare trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice.  With twelve years’ experience in directing, teaching, performing and facilitating drama for young people, and fourteen years working at Stagecoach High Wycombe, Henley and Marlow; Clare’s experience working in the industry is wide ranging and varied.  Clare has taught classes at the Roehampton University and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, facilitated workshops for young offenders at Wormwood Scrubs prison and designed drama classes for local schools and youth theatres/performing arts schools across the South East. She is currently the acting tutor at Arts 1 teaching on the BTec course. Clare has also worked as a voice over artist for Magic and Macmillan Education books, as a breakfast radio presenter and toured the south East with companies such as 1157 and DANTE OR DIE Theatre, where she worked a great deal in Immersive and Interactive theatre and worked on research projects with Reading University exploring the texts of Gertrude Stein.
 Following her training a CSSD, Clare had Lecoq training, with Ayse Tashkiran, a regular movement director at the RSC who inspired Clare to develop her creativity as a versatile performer. During 2004-2009, Clare was Artistic Director of her own Theatre Production Company: DANTE OR DIE with whom she produced a number of very successful off-west end shows.  Working with this company enabled Clare to develop strong ensemble skills and during this time she collaborated with dancers, musicians, aerial artists and puppeteers from many different countries. Together they explored unique and exciting ways of devising in a rehearsal room: the blend of space, movement, text and music is a signature of DANTE OR DIE and certainly influences her teaching style. Clare is delighted to be entering her 10th year as a Principal and contributing to the exciting and forward thinking development of the school! 

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