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 4-18 yrs. 
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!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Fae McIntyre

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



Summer Workshops 2024 are now on sale with primary school places now sold out - however please do still contact us to be added to the waiting list. Scroll down to book today. Childcare payments accepted.

Summer Term 2024

This terms Main Stages theme is JUKEBOX! Students are working toward an end of term demonstration on the 5/6th July. Early Stages have been working hard developing skills and will also be performing on the 28/29 June and or 6th July. Further Stages are performing a showcase on 21st June.

Childcare Payments

We are pleased to accept childcare vouchers for term fees and holiday workshops. You can also pay fees by using tax free childcare. Sign up today and pay straight away using your providers scheme.


Our Further Stages and Stage 3 students have now performed in the West End twice, first performing a medley from the musical 'Waitress' and secondly performing a Heathers medley. We're pleased to say we're performing in the West End again on 2nd June 2024. Students aged 15+ are encouraged to apply.

Aladdin Success!

Two sold out shows and two standing ovations! Performed in March 2023, Aladdin was really special show for us to do. What show shall we do next?

Inspection Results!

Stagecoach Portishead had a surprise visit from an independent reviewer at Trinity and our quality of teaching and student progress was rated as 'exceeded all expectations'! Our reviewer also said..."Friendly, well­ focused professional ethos, excellent management, good behaviours for learning" - We're absolutely thrilled!

Performance Success!

In March 2022, our students performed The Wizard of Oz! The response we had was incredible and the students and teaching team worked to the bone to create a wonderful, memorable performance. Which show shall we do next?

Dance To The Music Tour

Our students were dancers for Strictly’s Kristina Rihanoff and X Factor’s Jake Quickenden’s new tour - Dance to the Music at The Weston Playhouse on Wednesday 12th February 2020.


We are delighted to announce that Stagecoach Portishead are Guinness World Record Breakers! Students performed Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR on the 1st July 2018 with other schools in the network and we now hold the record for the most simultaneous performances! We're so proud of our students and teachers for pulling off a cracking show.


We performed at the iconic Bristol Hippodrome in March 2018 to celebrate our 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 (Downton Abbey Film, War and Peace, The Imitation Game & Dickensian).

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)

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 - Fae McIntyre

Fae graduated from Sir Paul McCartney's Institute of Performing Arts in 2005, and then graduated 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 01275 845326 or email [email protected]

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