Stagecoach High Wycombe

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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NEW Early Stages Class!

Saturdays, 2pm - 3:30pm


That's right! Due to popular demand, we are opening a NEW Early Stages Class for 4-6yrs at Stagecoach High Wycombe in the Summer Term 2022!

Summer Holiday Workshops

Mon 25th-29th July 2022- Marlow Mon 8th-12th August 2022-Wyc Our fabulous Summer Workshops are now on sale! Students aged 4-18 years spend the week singing, dancing and acting. Students come away with greater confidence, friends for life and a love of performing. Open to Stagecoach and non-Stagecoach students. Childcare Vouchers accepted to!

Parent Testimonials

"WOW! What a performance! The show was amazing. I hope you enjoyed at all as much as we did."

We joined up our 2 year old to the Mini Stages and at the same time our 10 year old to the Main Stages. They both loved it straight away. The emphasis is always on enjoying themselves and developing, not just as stage people!"

Further Stages+

Join our NEW part-time accredited performing arts programme! Further Stages Plus is designed to give young people life skills, such as confidence, teamwork, public speaking and resilience, enabling them to thrive in the future. The programme can be used as evidence to showcase these skills in practice when applying to college, universities!

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

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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 - 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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