Stagecoach Shrewsbury

A huge welcome to all from Stagecoach Shrewsbury!.
Stagecoach Shrewsbury offers children from 4-18 years old the opportunity to express themselves,
and learn life skills through Drama, Dance and Singing.
We are a school that encourages the child's unique personality to shine through.
Anyone who walks through our doors will be greeted with a friendly smile from all our staff.
The children who join will make new friends, have lots of fun while learning new skills, leaving every Saturday with a huge buzz!
All classes are exciting and full of vitality, children are guaranteed to have a great experience with us.
They can also gain externally accredited qualifications through our LAMDA acting exams and LCM singing exams.
Our fantastic team of professional teachers will help your child on their journey and equip them with creative courage for life!
Hope to see you soon!
Lisa van der Horst

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Lisa van der Horst - ADPA

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


Child care vouchers

AMAZING!!! It's official 'Stagecoach Shrewsbury ' now accepts child care vouchers. We are now Ofsted registered! Hooray😊. Book your child's two week taster sessions on September 7th and use your vouchers with us.

stagecoachathome: LIVE!

We have worked with our talented teachers to create a calendar of fun and exciting classes for our students to attend. Our three disciplines, singing, dancing and acting classes will be delivered to you every Saturday from 25th July. All you need is access to a computer and a safe space so your child can jump straight back into Stagecoach!

New Early Stages class

A new Early Stages class will be opening its doors to little recruits from 4-6 year olds in January. Why not let your child experience a 90 minute class of singing, dancing and drama under one roof with simply the best team of teachers. Do not delay book your child a two week taster trial today !

Welcome Jamie Jenkins

Everyone is talking about Jamie ! I am delighted to welcome Jamie on board to be our manager at Shrewsbury Stagecoach starting in September. Jamie has been part of Stagecoach for the best part or 8 years. His infectious, bubbly personality will welcome pupils through our doors at Shrewsbury 6th form college. Welcome to the team Jamie !

Disneyland Paris 2021

Stagecoach Shrewsbury performed to the biggest audience ever at Disneyland Paris in 2017. We will be doing it all again in 2021. It is truly an amazing experience. Your children will be living the dream! More details to follow.

Welcome new teacher

Francesca graduated in 2019 from the Guildford School of Acting with a Ba (Hons) in Musical Theatre. Over three years she trained in all styles of singing, acting dance as well as stage combat and TV and film. Here she was also lucky enough to be involved in musicals such as Pippin, Little Women and Shrek. Fran is looking forward to join the team

LAMDA Tuition

LAMDA tuition will be starting January 2020. Students every year take these accredited exams. Our pupils achieve great results with our fantastic tutors.

Early Stages Teacher

For the last 3 years Fran has been a creative leader teaching with Pyjama Drama delivering drama and play classes around Oswestry and Shrewsbury area. Previous to that she worked for 12 years at Surestart as part of crèche team, Fran has worked in a preschool and assisted at Stagecoach for last couple of years and is so happy to be joining the team

Weekly Classes

Mini Stages (for ages 2-4 yrs)

Mini Stages
Stagecoach Mini Stages (for 2 -4 year olds) 45 Minute Classes are a fun and exciting way for you and your child to actively experience the performing arts in a comfortable, relaxed and safe environment.

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 - Lisa van der Horst - ADPA

I have been a professional performer for the best part of 20 years.
I started singing and dancing at a very young age, then went on to train at Highbury College of Acting and Performance and classes at the Actors Centre, London.
From there I went straight into the world of musical theatre playing many leading roles in West End tours, revue shows around the world, cruise ships and many pantomimes in the UK.
Theatre credits include: Miss Belle (Fame), Mrs Potiphar (Joseph), Vicky Nicholls (The Full Monty), Cora (Calendar Girls), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Helena and Titania (A Midsummer Nights Dream), Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet).
TV credits include: Sandra Smith (Sirens ITV), Presenter (Portsmouth TV), I Capture the Castle (film), Mad about the Boy (Film), Trevor's World of Sport (Comedy BBC), Families (ITV ).
In the past 8 years I have worked as a teacher at various stage schools in the region. It has been very satisfying to pass on my experience in this way.
This has also provided me with the opportunity to devise and direct several shows with youth groups.
These include: Our Town (Thornton Wilder), Joseph (Andrew Lloyd Webber), Best of Broadway Musicals and A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
Having taught at both Stagecoach Shrewsbury and Oswestry the opportunity arose to take the leading role as Principal at Shrewsbury!
At Stagecoach Shrewsbury our professional team will help the children learn stagecraft and help them grow in confidence.
I very much look forward to take our pupils on their own personal journey, in a safe, secure and loving environment - gaining skills for life!

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