Stagecoach Rickmansworth

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Rickmansworth!

If you are interested in our Saturday weekend classes, please visit our sister school Stagecoach Chorleywood.

We are a friendly, family run school providing high quality, part-time training in the performing arts to children aged 4-6 yrs and 6-18 years. We aim to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes - stretching young imaginations, building confidence and life skills whilst always having lots of fun every weekend in a warm and caring environment. All ages and abilities are always assured a very warm welcome at our school. No experience necessary!

We love performing and each year we host a show at Watersmeet, a Christmas show at our schools, demos for parents to watch, plus our students even perform in the West End! We even. offer optional Lamda exams for ages 5yrs+.

Our teachers are all trained performers who are passionate about teaching and combine their own performing careers with nurturing and inspiring our wonderful students - some attended Stagecoach when they were younger too!

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Kitty Gould - MA (Voice) RCSSD

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


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WE ARE OPEN

Dear Families, We are delighted to be open again! We have implemented Covid secure policies and extra small classes. Safety remains our no 1 priority. From non-mixing class bubbles to sanitizer and high standards of hygiene to social distancing in class, we are doing our best to balance having a wonderfully joyful time with health considerations

Early Stages Autumn 20

We cannot wait to welcome you all back to Stagecoach for a wonderful term with a twist... We are going to have a term full of fun and creative confidence building adventures. We are making our very own Christmas Movie! Join us this term to be part of our storytelling fun!

Main Stages Autumn 2020

We cannot wait to come back together this term and do what we do best. We will be creating our own videos of performance work this term as we focus on settling everyone in, building skills and confidence and exploring the shows we all love including our show work! Join us for an amazing term full of variety and creating.

Further Stages Autumn 20

We are focusing on the 2021 National Theatre Connections Festival this term working towards a covid safe 'performance' of new writing. Older students are also able to obtain a Bronze Arts Award through this work. The focus is on developing great skills, producing amazing creative work, ensuring classes are advanced and full of joy.

stagecoachathome: live

Do check out our wonderful library of masterclasses, behind the scenes catch-ups and training videos featuring many of our wonderful Stagecoach teachers now available via www.stagecoachathome.com. This resource is packed full of videos to enjoy at home to develop and consolidate what we do at Stagecoach. We hope you love it too!

All Child Care Vouchers

We are delighted to now be Ofsted registered which means we can take Child Care Vouchers as payment for any of our classes and we are also part of the Governments new tax free child care scheme as well now. To pay for any classes or tryouts using vouchers, email us today.

Rated 5 Star on Facebook!

"We are so proud of our daughter's progress and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done to support her. Stagecoach is building a great foundation for her creativity." Parent. "Thank you for being such an inspiring teacher. My boys are very lucky to have you and your wonderful team every Saturday. " Parent

Lamda BIG Exam Centre

As an established Lamda centre, we offer grades from Intro/Entry to Gold Medals in Acting, Musical Theatre or Verse and Prose via personalised tuition. Training takes place whilst students are at Stagecoach and class work is vital to ensuring students do well. Last year over 80 students took a Lamda exam with 90% gaining a Merit or Distinction.

Summer Holiday Workshop

We are running a West End Themed Summer Workshop for ages 4-5yrs (9.30am-12.30pm) and ages 6yrs-16yrs (10am-4pm) in small class bubbles. Each day has a different theme and is packed full of variety. We have a few places left and would love to welcome you too. You can enroll via the website or give us a call.

FREE Street Dance Company

Caution, our high impact, cutting edge street dance company runs at Stagecoach Chorleywood on Saturday lunchtimes and is free for all students! (running on Zoom this term) Students learn new dance skills and styles to an eclectic fusion soundtrack!

Perform DisneyLand Paris

We were delighted to perform at DisneyLand Paris last summer and star in the pre-parade and open the park with characters from The Lion King! Students and families had a magical time and the whole experience was incredible. In fact we loved it so much we look forward to doing it all again in 2022! Come and join us....

World Record Holder

We are proud to hold a Guinness World Record for the number of simultaneous performances of Beauty and the Beast which we achieved in 2019! Students performed at The Watford Colosseum alongside other Stage Coach students from across the UK.

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Kitty Gould - MA (Voice) RCSSD

Kitty has many years experience as Principal of Stagecoach Chorleywood and Rickmansworth, providing drama classes, dance classes and singing classes.  Kitty grew up in the local area and has spent her life working in the performing arts. She was performing in the West End and singing professionally from an early age and has performed in many venues throughout the UK.  She has appeared on The Royal Variety Show, Top of the Pops, The Lorraine Kelly Show, This Morning and in several music videos too. 

Kitty has an MA in Voice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a BA (Hons) in Drama and Music.  Kitty has worked with Stagecoach as a singing, drama and LAMDA teacher since 2002 as well as with other theatre companies and several prestigious drama schools.  She has helped to organise big arts projects through Creative Partnerships with organisations including The British Museum, the Barbican Arts Centre and West End Live.  More recently Kitty has started working with the American Music Theatre and been performing in Paris.  Kitty focuses on ensuring the school offers a warm and positive welcome to all students where confidence, resilience and joy are at the heart of this creative, caring school.
 

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