Stagecoach Portishead

Welcome from your Principal - Fae McIntyre.

Welcome to Stagecoach Portishead where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs. 
We believe our classes can help every child reach their potential and will make a difference in whatever they want to be, giving them the tools to explore, perform, create and take risks in a safe and nurturing environment. We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations, allowing each child to develop at their own pace with the support of the group.

There is no audition to join and no experience necessary. We welcome all levels and abilities. Come and join in the fun!

Childcare vouchers accepted
We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Fae McIntyre

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

Meet The Team



Registers are now open for the Spring term which starts on the 11th & 12th January 2019. We offer Two Week Trials at our schools for new students - a great way to settle in and discover what we offer at Stagecoach. Get in touch as spaces are limited.

Childcare Vouchers!

We are pleased to announce we now accept childcare vouchers for term fees and holiday workshops! Sign up today and pay straight away using your providers scheme!

Madagascar/Les Mis Class!

We are looking forward to welcoming West End performer, Jo Parsons, to Stagecoach Portishead this term. Jo will be leading workshops on two hit shows he's starred in, Madagascar The Musical (UK Tour) and Les Miserables (West End). It's not too late to join us. Come and be a part of something magical. Enrol online today!


We welcomed 45 students to our Summer school this year and we all had a great time! Students devised their own show in just one week! Next years plans are already in place with details being announced in the new year. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for information and announcements.


We are awaiting the results of our world record attempt performance on Disney's Beauty and the Beast from the 1st July. We will be sure to post any news once we have it.


Stagecoach Portishead performed at the iconic Bristol Hippodrome in March to celebrate it's 30th anniversary! The students received a roar of applause from over 1,000 audience members and it was a great success. Students also received a 'break a leg' message from ex-student, Tuppence Middleton (War and Peace, The Imitation Game & Dickensian).


Last term our Friday school students took part in a special effects workshop led by Victoria! They had lots of fun learning how to create bruises and wounds fresh from the set of BBC's Poldark!

Parent Testimonial

"The teachers are fantastic, sharing their knowledge and supporting the children as they learn to develop and refine their own skills. They have had so many opportunities through Stagecoach that they just wouldn't have had anywhere else. Both children love attending Stagecoach and can't imagine not going"

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

Meet The Team

Principal - Fae McIntyre

Fae graduated from Sir Paul McCartney's Institute of Performing Arts in 2005, and then graduation with Distinction from Liverpool Theatre School as a scholarship student in 2008. During training, she took part in many shows professionally and her success continued as she gained parts in productions and shows across Channel 4, the BBC, Sky and Vertigo Films as well as performing at stadiums and theatres around the country.

Fae has taught dance and drama across the whole of the South West, including choreographing many major productions at The Bristol Hippodrome. She is a regular tutor at higher education institutions and is a Performance Arts Awards examiner for Rock School. Her students have gone on to perform professionally (The Lion King UK Tour, Shrek UK Tour, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK Tour, CBBC) and have gained places at top theatre schools in London.

Fae started as a stagecoach student right here in portishead!  She has taught dance and Early Stages with Stagecoach in Bristol for many years, and is delighted to now be the new Principal of the school where her own journey began, many years ago. 

To enquire, please call Fae on 01179 679659 or email

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