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 & Tax Free childcare. We are now Ofsted registered! Hooray😊. Book your child's two week taster sessions and use your vouchers with us.

Early Stages class

Early Stages classes will be opening its doors to little recruits from 4-6 year old's on Saturday 6th January 2024 . 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 !

Disneyland Paris 2022

Stagecoach Shrewsbury performed to the biggest audience ever at Disneyland Paris in 2017. We did it again in July 2022. It was a 30 year celebration at Disney Paris. What a truly amazing experience. Children lived the dream! We will be going again in 2025!

LAMDA Tuition

LAMDA acting tuition will be in full swing starting September 2024 in Shrewsbury and Oswestry. Students every year take these accredited exams. Our pupils achieve great results with our fantastic tutors.

LCM Tuition

LCM singing tuition will start again in April 2024. We help prepare children in musical theatre LCM Singing exams. We have had outstanding results each year. We can do it all again!

We are back!

We will be returning to Stagecoach on Saturday 6th January 2024 Main school sessions are open for all ages from 6-18 years old. Why not brush up on your musical theatre skills? Have fun with a great team of teachers. Make new friends. We offer two-week taster sessions for anyone wanting to build confidence in any one of our vibrant schools.

Make new friends

We welcome children through our doors to meet others who want to learn how to express themselves in the arts. Why not Learn how to sing , dance , act and react. Reconnect with others making amazing friendships for life. Children gain so much from being creative. Come along and join our stagecoach family. Let us help create courage for life!

We are open Half term

Stagecoach does not close for half term.

We can not wait to welcome you back to our stagecoach schools in January. We are recruiting new pupils for January intake 2024 We want to make you feel happy and confident in our safe surroundings. Welcome to the Stagecoach Family!

New school opening

We are opening a NEW THURSDAY CLASS at William Brookes School in Much Wenlock - it's a new area so more of you can reach us! We are offering an Introductory offer on Thursday 18th & Wednesday 24th of April 4.15 -5.45 pm Ages 4-6 years and 4.30 pm - 7.30 Ages 6-18. Click the link below to book or email us! [email protected]

Summer Time Madness

We are back for more summer madness! Welcome to the 60s 70s and 80s. Our Summer workshop will be action packed full of fun, dance, songs … oh and lots of Drama for your children. We want to take you back to the swinging sixties celebrating numbers from Grease, High School Musical and Hairspray. Children from 6 - 17 can come! Book your place to now!

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)

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)

Further Stages (for ages 15+ yrs)

Stagecoach Further Stages
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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