Stagecoach New Malden

Welcome to Stagecoach Theatre Arts New Malden where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4 to 18 years.

Stagecoach New Malden is home to some of the most passionate and experienced teachers of performing arts for children. We strive in offering a fun and relaxing atmosphere, our classes are specifically tailored to promote creativity and individuality, whilst helping your children build upon and develop their existing skills.

Our aim is to nature and develop young potential through singing, dancing and acting classes, strengthening young imaginations and helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation, while being educational and fun.

Our students also have the opportunities to perform in local, regional and national theatres or take part in TV or Film auditions.

We are open every week during school term time with holiday workshops during the school holidays.

Come and see what we're up to this term by enrolling online or contacting me directly to participate in a two week trial!


Principal Don Porter

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

Meet The Team

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PAA Grades - Main Stages

We are so excited for our Summer Term, all our Main Stages students will be working on various themes which include Matilda, Shrek and Westside Story. This term our students will have the chance to be graded in their performance by an external examiner and walk away with a certificate at the end of term should they wish to take part. How exciting!

Early Stages - Show Term

Next term we look forward to celebrating our Annual Early Stages showcase for all to enjoy. Following the success of our annual performances at various theatres across South London, we look forward to performing for family and friends and bringing some of the Stagecoach magic to the end of March.

Our two week trials!

Is your child looking to gain confidence, have fun and make new friends? At Stagecoach we provide a safe, creative and pro-active environment where children and young people can express themselves and learn through play, under the guidance of our industry trained professional teachers. Call us or email for more information!

Summer Workshops!

From the moment students arrive at the workshop, they’ll be caught up in the excitement of fun and creativity whilst making new friends. They will experience the process of casting, rehearsing and performing, develop confidence and skills in several memorable and inspiring days. Join us for a show in a week! Newcomers welcome!

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

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 - Don Porter

Don has come from a strong business and teaching background. He previously taught various disciplines across Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Australia for over two years after studying English Literature at Brighton University.

Don previously owned a Baby Ballet franchise which covered Wimbledon, Epsom and New Malden. Don had bought the franchise with only 20 students and within a year grew the business to an outstanding figure of over 150 students.

Previous to owning a Baby Ballet franchise, Don headed up accounts across Europe and Asia as a Managed Services Consultant within Telecoms. He managed a number of networks, technical support engineers and maintained all contracts.

Don believes passionately in the Performing Arts, what it stands for and how it can bring out the very best in oneself. The dedication, commitment, hard work and creativity learned when being involved in various industries are life long skills that he is proud and honoured to be able to instill in his students.

Don is thrilled to be part of the success of Stagecoach New Malden, helping children develop their creativity, expression and confidence through the performing arts.