Stagecoach Reading Caversham

A very warm welcome to the world of Stagecoach Reading Caversham!
We provide high quality part-time training in the Performing Arts for children aged 4-18 years. Our School is a creative, fun environment where your child can learn valuable skills Drama, Dance and Singing. Our fabulous team of talented teachers are here to inspire your child, helping to develop their confidence and build skills for life.
We offer a huge variety of performance opportunities and experiences such as devised shows, talent shows, film projects and much more! We also look forward to our Easter and Summer holiday workshops each year where we put on a show in a week. Street dance exams, Performance Troupe and Lamda is also offered at our school.
We provide a safe place for like-minded children to express themselves, allowing them to unlock their imaginations, and build new friendships along the way.

Principal Sarah Maskell

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

Meet The Team



Lamda exams will be taken next term on Saturday 2nd February at our school. The students have been working very hard in the preparation with Natalie Scott. Good Luck to all of the children at Stagecoach Reading Caversham !!

Early Stages Passports

We are very excited to be given out in the Spring Term 2019- Early Stages Passports! The children will collect progress, attendance and confidence stickers for each session and this is a fantastic way of the parents understanding and communicating in each session with the teacher exactly what has been taught in that particular lesson :)

Summer Workshop 2019

We are very excited to be launching our Summer Workshop dates for 2019! We will be at Highdown School on the 5th-9th August-Summer 5 Day Workshop. Please apply online now to book your place! 4-6 years- 9.30-12.30 6-16 years - 10-4 Call now for theme. This is also open to non stagecoach students.

Performance Troupe 2019

Congratulations to all the troupe who sang and performed in the Oracle in Reading raising over £100 for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance!! Troupe runs on a Saturday Morning at 9.00am-9.50am where the children prepare a lively set of Singing and and Dancing pieces and are treated like professionals. This starts again on Saturday 19th Janaury !!

Streedance Exams

Streetdance exams are also offered at Stagecoach Reading Caversham. These are optional and give the children a very positive experience, learning new funky routines, confidence building and gaining a medal, certificate and report. This is open to of our Main School pupils.

Further Stages

Further Stages have now opened at Stagecoach Reading Caversham!! This runs on a Saturday at 10-1 and is open to new pupils aged 15-18 years. We will be working on audition technique building up your own repertoire for future auditions as well as putting on a show in the Summer.

Bring a Friend- 19/01/19

Saturday 19th January - This is our 'Bring a Friend" day We offer this once a year to give children in the area a chance to meet the teachers and other pupils and to see how the classes run. It's a fun day with lots of new skills offered.

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 - Sarah Maskell

Sarah’s experience within the industry covers all three disciplines, which are taught at Stagecoach.
Sarah Maskell has taught for twenty years and has experience in drama, singing and dancing. Sarah is a trained dancer and has exams in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Aerobics, Zumba, Spinning and Clubbercise. Sarah can teach anyone from age 2 to 92!
Sarah trained in London at D & B Theatre College studying Musical Theatre and has performed and worked for many different companies dancing and has also worked as a presenter as well as a choreographer for film premieres and many big events.
Sarah was part of “nishe” girl group in 2002 for two years and worked in the recording studio’s as well gigging all over the country.
Sarah has taught in many schools in the area including Bradfield College, St Georges School in Ascot, Norland Nursery in Hungerford, Blessed Hugh Farringdon Senior School and many more.
Sarah was Principal for Stagecoach Maidenhead for ten years and worked as a teacher at many different Stagecoach Schools across the country. Sarah is very excited to be now working at “Stagecoach Reading Caversham” with further developing the children and their life skills and confidence through the performing arts.