Stagecoach Southampton

Welcome to Stagecoach Southampton.  We’re celebrating our 25th year of helping our students experience the joys of drama, dance and singing in a caring and fun environment.  No experience is necessary - enthusiasm is all we ask!  Our students gain confidence and learn commitment and teamwork - skills that we know are critical to their success both in school and in life.  And of course, none of this would be possible without our experienced teachers with their expertise in bringing out the best in students of all ages and abilities.  To experience the magic of Stagecoach, enrol now for a two-week trial and start your child on their Stagecoach journey!

Principal Claire Waugh

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



Good news! Stagecoach now has its own unique online shoe store which is part of the dancewear specialist - Mydancestore. Simply click the button below and it will take you straight to the Jazz shoes. We are very aware stocks are low & if your size is not available please try local dance shops, online, or find a suitable trainer alternative.

Guess who's back?!

We had a wonderful first Saturday & Sunday back in venue & are looking forward to welcoming back our Friday students on the 24th! We also had the added bonus that Thornden has reopened their Hall after 3 long years & we now have full access to the theatre once again! Here’s to a very happy Autumn term.

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 - Claire Waugh

Claire trained in Stage Management at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She worked at Salisbury Playhouse before joining the English National Opera as a Stage Manager. She toured extensively with the company, specialising in modern opera as well as being part of the creative team for the famous Goodall "Ring" cycle. She also worked in the opera planning department for Radio Three and as a model appeared in numerous TV and film commercials (becoming the "face" of British Caledonian Airways!). She has appeared in several films including the Bond film "The Living Daylights". In 1995 she opened the first Stagecoach school in Southampton.

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