Stagecoach Maidenhead

Hello and a very warm welcome to Stagecoach Maidenhead!


Fay and her team provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 2 - 19 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop creativity and help students reach their potential in our dance, drama and singing classes whilst stretching the imagination, building confidence and developing creative courage for life.

Alongside our weekly classes and holiday workshops, our students take part in full scale shows and have the opportunity to perform at big West End and regional events, go on theatre trips, take part in specialist workshops with West End performers, gain qualifications through 1:1 coaching for LAMDA examinations, as well as having a variety of professional casting opportunities for stage and screen. 

Some of our students have recently been cast in projects for BBC, Netflix, Disney and Marvel. 

We are so excited to welcome you to our school.
We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Fay Austin - Musical Theatre, Dip/Advanced Theatre Practice, MA

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


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WEST END PERFORMANCES

We are immensely proud of our Junior and Senior Performance Troupes who took to the stage in London's West End this term. Their performance of 'Tarzan' (Juniors) and 'Stranger Things' (Seniors) was absolutely outstanding and we could not be more proud of them all.

FROZEN - SUMMER WORKSHOP

Come and help us cool off this Summer and perform the hugely popular musical 'Frozen' at the Courtyard Theatre, Norden Farm. Places are filling fast, so book quickly to avoid disappointment. This workshop is for young people aged 4-6 and 7-19 years. No experience necessary, just a chance to enjoy being part of something magical this summer.

AUTUMN TERM BEGINS…

We’re back to Stagecoach on the 15th/16th September for our awesome Autumn Term. We cannot wait to get stuck in to our much anticipated SHOW TERM! Our Early Stages will be working on their 'Christmas Extravaganza', while our Main Stages will be performing 'Shrek' and our Further Stages will be performing 'Chicago' at Norden Farm this December.

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2024

Our hugely popular Holiday Workshops will be going LIVE in September 2023! Come and join us in the 2024 holidays for a week of singing, dancing, acting as we work towards a fully costumed and professionally lit performance. To book please visit our 'workshops' section on the website.

LAMDA

We offer students access to some of the world’s best known performing arts examining boards. The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is one of the UK’s oldest drama schools. LAMDA- accredited exams are highly prestigious and can count towards the UCAS points system when applying to universities and colleges.

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Fay Austin - Musical Theatre, Dip/Advanced Theatre Practice, MA

Fay began her professional training in Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom. Since graduating in 2007, she has worked as a Theatre in Education practitioner, running dance and drama projects in educational and community settings.
 
In 2013, she completed her Master's degree at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London). Since then, Fay has worked in full-time Primary education as a SEN Teacher and Drama/Creative Learning Subject Leader, responsible for Interventions and Inclusion learning for Early Years and Key Stage 1.
 
Fay has worked for the Stagecoach network for thirteen years and has seen her students secure roles in the West End and UK Tours, including: Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Sound Of Music, The King and I, Shrek, Les Miserables, Billy Elliot, Bugsy Malone, Kinky Boots, Oliver and other various regional productions. As Principal of Stagecoach Maidenhead she has proudly seen students secure roles in TV and film such as, Enola Holmes (Netflix), Aladdin (Disney) and working with inspirational industry legends such as Dame Judy Dench, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Oscar-winning Director, Danny Boyle.
 
Fay has also worked alongside Stagecoach Head office as a Regional Trainer, delivering training to teachers and principals in the network, as well as working with their Education Department to develop creative workshops for schools.
 
As a practitioner and a principal, she prides herself on being able to see magic in every student. Each child who walks through our doors is instantly made part of the Stagecoach family and she believes it is a privilege to be able to work with passionate and curious children.

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