Stagecoach Shrewsbury

A huge welcome to all from Stagecoach Shrewsbury!.
Stagecoach Shrewsbury offers children from 2-18 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 Trinity 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.


Matilda Workshop

'Matilda' Summer Workshop for 6-18 years. Enjoy performing a 20 minute version of Matilda! Children work towards a performance for family and friends on the final day of the workshop. Students are taught singing, acting and dancing by our friendly, enthusiastic, experienced DBS checked teachers. The workshops are high energy and fun.

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.

Early stages workshops

Let your little one come and enjoy our Theme a Day workshop! Our teachers will take your young one on an adventure every day, they will follow a map and sail away on a pirate ship, explore the jungle and even go to space and visit the moon. Our Early Stages teachers will keep your children amused with song, dance, drama and then arts and craft

New Early Stages class

A new Early Stages class will be opening its doors to little recruits from 4-6 year olds in September. 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 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 !

Disney Paris

Stagecoach Shrewsbury performed to the biggest audience ever in Disney land Paris 2017. Hundreds of Stagecoach children led the main parade in Disney. It was truly an amazing experience. They were living the dream!

New school 2019

Shrewsbury Stagecoach has been running successfully for 16 years. Due to public demand we will be opening another school in September. All 4 -18 year olds are welcome to join our friendly team on a Saturday morning . We will help inspire your children to grow in confidence and perform in their own unique way. Call Lisa 01743 540123

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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