Stagecoach Reading Caversham

Stagecoach Reading Caversham is a fun and creative part-time performing arts school that prides itself on nurturing its pupils and developing skills for life through the fantastic world of the arts.

We provide students aged 4-18 years with inspiring classes in Acting, Singing and Dance taught by a team of highly of skilled and professional teachers. Whether your child has a passion for performing, wants to develop their self-confidence or needs a boost in self-esteem, Stagecoach can provide them with a safe and supportive learning environment to develop their Creative Courage for life.

Principal Mali Yasmin Tabatabai-Yazdi

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

Meet The Team

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Summer Workshop 2019

Workshops are one of the most fun and creative weeks at Stagecoach Reading Caversham. Its a great way to make new friends and build confidence whilst learning to act, sing and dance. Book online to reserve your place! Highdown School-5th-9th August 2019 4-6 yrs-9.30am-12.30pm 7-18 yrs - 10am-4pm This is also open to non stagecoach students.

Performance Troupe 2019

The Stagecoach Reading Caversham performance troupe will be singing live on Saturday 1st June 2019 at WHSmiths in Reading celebrating the book signing of a local author. Stay tuned for more info... hope to see you there!

Lamda

The wonderful Natalie Scott will be back to take LAMDA lessons at Reading Caversham starting in June 2019. We are over the moon with the results from the students exams earlier this year and can't wait to get started again. Lamda can really help build self-confidence, improve character development and give you the courage to speak in public.

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

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 - Mali Yasmin Tabatabai-Yazdi

Yasmin trained at the highly acclaimed Urdang Academy graduating with a diploma in Musical Theatre and then went on to further her vocal training at Vocaltech in London. Over the last 20 years, her experience in the arts industry has led her to
develop a strong passion for creativity and how it supports the development of important life skills. She is dedicated to training and coaching students with a love for Performing Arts and has worked within the Stagecoach Theatre Arts network for over 15 years.

Her proudest achievements to date, along with becoming Principal of Stagecoach Reading Caversham, is her current status as an Associate Choreographer for the award winning West End show ‘Thriller Live’ and the release of her debut children’s
novel RIVER BAKER AND THE WARRIORS OF RALA which, she is proud to say is on the shelves in the local Waterstones and WHSmiths book stores.

She performed at the 2006 World Music Awards as a dancer for Chris Brown and was a featured dancer in the Paul McCartney music video “Brown Eyed Hansom Man”. Yasmin has assisted world-renowned director and choreographer Gary Lloyd on many occasions. Some highlights include the Hancock premiere and Hannah Montana premiere in Leicester Square, the corporate event ‘Railway Ball’ and a TV appearance Live on Blue Peter.

After spending several years performing in Thriller Live she became Resident Director, a key figure when touring with the show around the world. The last being The Blue Theatre, Tokyo Japan. Yasmin played a Tribe member and understudy Sheila on the European tour of “Hair” and then continued as the Resident Director and understudy Jeanie of the Munich stint
in March/April 2012. She was also a part of the “Help for Hero’s” performance in July 2012 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
She was the Associate Director on the Arena show “The Tina Turner Experience” and was part of the ensemble and Dance Captain of “20 th Century Boy” which previewed at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry September 2012 and continued to tour in the UK as Resident Director with the show until 2014.

Yasmin has had various songs published as a songwriter with Artists in Europe- the song ‘Rain On Me’ making it to the top of the charts in Spain. She is a session singer and songwriter predominantly working with Doin’it Productions.