Stagecoach Hinchley Wood and Esher

A warm welcome to Stagecoach Hinchley Wood and Esher. For many years, we have been providing quality part-time training in the Performing Arts for children aged 4-18 yrs.  Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, dance and drama classes in a safe and secure environment. Through performing arts the students enjoy learning life skills, which build confidence and stretch their imaginations. We are fully committed to providing a first class experience for all children helping them grow in confidence and achieve individual goals and ambitions.
We aim to inspire the students at Stagecoach Hinchley Wood and Esher, allowing them to flourish not only in class but also in life.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Melanie Edwards

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


Summer term 2024

We are looking forward to welcoming both our new students and current students for the Summer term 2024. The term dates are Friday 19th/Saturday 20th April - Friday 5th/Saturday 6th July 2024. The Tuesday Early Stages class dates are Tuesday 23rd April - Tuesday 9th July 2024. There will be NO break for half term. See you soon! 🌼

Holiday workshops 2024

Our holiday workshop dates for 2024 Summer - 'Just Dance' workshop Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August 2024 Summer - 'Magic of the Musicals' Monday 5th August - Friday 9th August 2024 Summer - 'Little Performers' Monday 12th - Friday 16th August 2024

Performance Opportunities

Stagecoach Hinchley Wood & Esher are always seeking opportunities for the students to perform! Performing publicly allows students valuable experience, while boosting confidence and having a great time! Our students really enjoyed performing at The Dittons Fair on Sunday 12th May, we can't wait until next year!

London Theatre events

We had a wonderful time performing at the Shaftesbury Theatre (London) on Sunday 20th November 2022. The students were amazing, their performance was out of this world, we are so proud of them all. CONGRATULATIONS! We are looking forward to performing at His Majesty's Theatre (home to Phantom of the Opera) in December 2024.

Conference 2023 - Award

We are delighted to share with you that our Principal - Melanie was awarded the Franchisee's Franchisee of the Year award at the annual Stagecoach conference this year. Congratulations Melanie!

Childcare vouchers

We can now accept Childcare vouchers as payment! Please email [email protected] for more information.

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 - Melanie Edwards

Melanie trained at Corona Stage School and is an accomplished choreographer and dance tutor. She teaches adults and children jazz, tap, street jazz and musical theatre jazz. She is Head of Dance at The Harrodian School in Barnes where she has taught for 17 years. Melanie is responsible for the Just Dance workshops at Richmond and Wimbledon Theatre. She has worked on many shows over the years but more recently she co-directed and choreographed Crazy For You (Best Musical RUTAC award), Oliver! and 42nd Street at Richmond Theatre and choreographed Guys and Dolls at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall.

After spending many years as a Head Office manager and Dance teacher for Stagecoach Melanie finally took the plunge and became Principal of Stagecoach Hinchley Wood and Esher in December 2012. She is extremely proud of the school and has never looked back. Melanie truly believes that Stagecoach training really does give children ‘Creative Courage For Life’.

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