Stagecoach Stanmore & Harrow Weald

Founded in Stanmore in 1995, we’re still going strong in delivering our aim to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes for children.

Stagecoach may be a big International brand, but each school is independently run by its Principal with community at its heart. Our students come to Stagecoach with a variety of aims and we as a team of industry professionals, love the challenge in meeting those needs and aims with our structured classes and fun content! We encourage good lines in communication between home, other activites, school and us, in creating a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment for your child to shine!

Our classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays during term time and we work toward a common goal or project every term.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Jayne Hardy - BA (Hons)

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


New Adult Classes

Are you looking for something new for yourself for the Summer? Are you looking to learn new skills in the performing arts? Venue: Whitchurch Primary School, HA7 2RQ Times: Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm Length of Term and Session: 12 weeks Fee Per Term: £232.00 (£19.33 per week) 1 Week Trial: £20.00 For more information:[email protected]

Mini Stages

Not every Stagecoach branch runs a Mini Stages class so if you've been directed to us, and are too far to travel for a 45 minute class, enter your postcode into the search facility in the main Stagecoach website and get your child on the waiting list for Early Stages starting at 4 years old in your region!

LAMDA qualifications

We also offer optional preparation for LAMDA exams in Speech of Verse & Prose, Acting and Musical Theatre. Our expert coaches get the student exam ready, not only in their presentation of chosen pieces but also in the knowledge behind the subjects and in talking to the examiner in depth about what they learnt. Invaluable skills for life!

Limited Availability?

You may be wondering why some classes are marked as limited availability? Well, we cap all of our classes at 18 students. However, places may become available after a termly break, families change in circumstances or after the first 2 weeks of term so don't despair and keep in touch via [email protected].

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.

Adult Stages (for ages 18+ yrs)

Adult Classes

Develop your skills in the three core performing arts disciplines of singing, dancing and acting with our Adult Classes. Whether you have previous experience in the performing arts or you’re a complete beginner, you’ll be able to learn something new and explore musical theatre skills in a friendly, fun and safe environment.

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Jayne Hardy - BA (Hons)

Jayne took over as principal of Stagecoach Stanmore in 2010. Jayne trained in Theatre Acting: Devised Theatre at Bretton Hall in the grounds of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park surrounded by creative people, a perfect way to try her hand at everything and learn how to collaborate. Prior to becoming a principal, Jayne has had a varied career in the performing arts; as both singing and drama teacher at Stagecoach Leatherhead, Redhill, Stoke Newington and Islington; an actress (’16 Gobs’ Kings Head Theatre); producer (‘Dirty Little Secrets’ Landor Theatre); Company Manager (Whoopee Productions), Agent (2020 Casting for 'The Bourne Ultimatum', 'Atonement' & The Whoopee Agency representing circus and variety performers) and a nanny! Her favourite job was as company manager for ‘Showzam’ at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom – an awe inspiring place. All these 'former lives' have been excellent training in becoming a Stagecoach principal. Jayne is proud to say that Stagecoach Stanmore alumni are both in the performing world and in other fields such as medicine and law; because the skills we teach are important skills for life.

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