Stagecoach Oswestry

A huge welcome to all from Stagecoach Oswestry!
Stagecoach offers children from 4-18 years old the opportunity to express themselves,
and learn life skills through Drama, Dance and Singing.
We are a school that encourages the child's unique personality to shine through.
Anyone who walks through our doors will be greeted with a friendly smile from all our staff.
The children who join will make new friends, have lots of fun while learning new skills, leaving every Sunday with a huge buzz!
All classes are exciting and full of vitality, children are guaranteed to have a great experience with us.
They can also gain externally accredited qualifications through our LAMDA acting exams and LCM singing exams.
Our fantastic team of professional teachers will help your child on their journey and equip them with creative courage for life!
Hope to see you soon!
Lisa van der Horst

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Lisa van der Horst

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


Child care vouchers

AMAZING!!! It's official 'Stagecoach Oswestry' now accepts child care vouchers. We are now Ofsted registered! Hooray😊. Book your child's two week taster session starting January 2024. We are at Open space studios, Offices Above, Library, Arthur St, Oswestry SY11 1JN Use your vouchers with us.

We are record Breakers

We are the worlds record breakers !

LAMDA Acting tuition

We offer excellent Acting tuition for accredited LAMDA Acting exams. LAMDA has started tuition with Debbie Jones. Exams will be in the autumn term 2024. These will be held in Oswestry.

We are back soon !

Stagecoach Oswestry will be opening its doors again on Sunday 7th January 2024 We cannot wait to see you all again. Book your two week taster sessions today !

Early stages classes

We will be opening our doors very soon and looking to recruit little stars to join our amazing class. Early Stages is for 4 - 6 years old's. We help build confidence and teach skills in movement , singing and drama. Why not book your child's place for a two week taster session. Taster days are on Sunday 7th January 2024.

Main school back!

We will be opening our doors again seeing our budding stars at Stagecoach on Sunday 7th January 2024. Come and join us for a two week taster special and find out what Stagecoach is all about. We offer dancing, singing and drama under one roof. Children love to express themselves. Find out your true potential by learning to reconnect creatively.

Let's make new friends

We welcome children through our doors to meet others who want to learn how to express themselves in the arts. Why not Learn how to sing , dance , act and react. Reconnect with others making amazing friendships for life. Children gain so much from being creative. Come along and join our stagecoach family. Let us help create courage for life!

We are open for half term

Stagecoach Oswestry does not have half term breaks

Easter/Summer workshops

Stagecoach Oswestry invites children to join our Easter & Summer Workshops every year. No experience needed for all ages from 4 - 6 or 6 - 18 . These workshops will encourage positivity, friendship and fun whilst engaging students in the wonderful world of performing arts!

Disney Paris 2025

Stagecoach Oswestry performed to the biggest audience ever at Disneyland Paris in 2022. It was the 30-year celebration at Disney Paris. It was truly an amazing experience. The children were living the dream! We will be going again in 2025. Fancy the trip of a life time?

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Lisa van der Horst

Lisa started singing and dancing at a very young age, then went on to train at Highbury College of Acting and Performance. From there she went straight into the world of musical theatre playing many leading roles in West End tours, revue shows travelling around the world performing on cruise ships, elaborate venues and many pantomimes in the UK.
Theatre credits include: Miss Belle (Fame), Mrs Potiphar (Joseph), Vicky Nicholls (The Full Monty), Cora (Calendar Girls), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Helena and Titania (A Midsummer Nights Dream), Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet) Principal boy,Wicked Witch ( various pantomimes in the uk) Yvonne Atkins (Bad girls) Barbara Castle (Made in Dagenham) TV credits include: Sandra Smith (Sirens ITV), Presenter (Portsmouth TV), I Capture the Castle (film), Mad about the Boy (Film), Trevor's World of Sport (Comedy BBC), Families (ITV Drama).
In the past 8 years Lisa has worked as a teacher at various stage schools in the north west. It has been very satisfying to pass on her theatre experience and knowledge in this way. This has also provided her the opportunity to devise and direct several
shows with youth groups.

Having taught at both Stagecoach Shrewsbury and Oswestry the opportunity arose to take the leading role as Principal at Shrewsbury and now Oswestry!

At Oswestry and Shrewsbury Stagecoach our professional team will help the children learn stagecraft and help them grow in confidence.

Lisa very much looks forward to take pupils on their own personal journey, in a safe, secure and loving environment - gaining skills for life!

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