Stagecoach Reading West

Stagecoach Reading West 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 Singing, Acting and Dancing taught by a team of highly 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.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Yasmin Yazdi

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



Stagecoach Reading West are now taking online bookings for Autumn Term. Don't miss the opportunity to enrol in our Two-Week-Trial. It's the perfect way to see what Stagecoach is all about and meet our fantastic team of teachers. We also have a FREE SFX workshop this term-sign up today to be a part of this Spooktacular event!


Stagecoach Reading West are proud to say we are Ofsted accredited and are able to accept childcare vouchers and Tax Free Childcare for our Term Time classes and our Holiday Workshops. Email us to find out more....


MONDAY 5TH AUGUST-FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST 2024 Come and join us for a jam-packed week of Performing Arts next Summer. It's a great introduction into what Stagecoach is all about and full of wonderful acting, singing and dancing workshops that will inspire and encourage. All ages and abilities welcome. Book online today!


We are delighted to be able to offer LAMDA at Stagecoach Reading West. LAMDA exams are so valuable and help in so many areas. They enhance confidence, explore acting on a one to one basis and help to improve clarity of speech. To book please email Yasmin at [email protected]. Limited spaces and availability.

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 - Yasmin 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 Performing Arts network for over 15 years.
Her proudest achievements to date, along with becoming Principal of Stagecoach Reading Caversham and Reading West, 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.

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