Stagecoach Stevenage

Stagecoach Stevenage has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting since 1996. As part of one of the longest running and most successful children's performing arts schools network in the world Stagecoach Stevenage is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school. Through our singing, acting and dance classes, we are proud to offer a full and rounded creative education.  We teach life skills to build confidence and emotional health and well-being, develop a growth mindset and stretch imaginations. Here at Stagecoach Stevenage we have built a team that is committed to developing the whole child.  
So if you are looking for dance classes, singing lessons or acting classes for young people, Stagecoach Stevenage has it all and under one roof!

Principal Louise Winstone, MA in Education, PGCE, BA(Hons),NCDT

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

Meet The Team


Discovery Day!

Hello, from everyone at Stagecoach Performing Arts Stevenage. We are holding a free ‘Discovery Day’ session, on Saturday 8th September 2018. Children aged 4 to 6 & 6 to 18 are invited to take part in 3 fun-filled taster sessions in drama, dance and singing with a mini performance at the end. Call 01438 870684 to book!

Two Week Trial!

Why not come along for a two week trial with us? This is just the best way to get a feel of all we have to offer and meet our fantastic staff. It's just £50 for Main School (6-18 yrs) and £25 for Early Stages (4-6 yrs) students and when you join after your trial we will deduct the trail fee from your fees.

Fantastic Annual Review!

So, what did our inspection say this year? "The young people are disciplined and working hard ... behaviour is excellent". Teachers are "fully committed ... positive and encouraging". "The Principal has a good relationship with the staff, students and parents" and "there is a hardworking and disciplined atmosphere at the school." Well done, guys

Excellent exam results!

Excellent exam results for Performance Arts Awards! We are so proud of our 100% pass rate, every student with distinction or highly commended . Flourishing skills are already paving the way for our students to collect UCAS points as part of their future applications to universities and colleges.

Performance Opportunities

At Stagecoach Stevenage recent performances have included: Themed end of term shows, Blood Brothers, Hairspray, The Christmas Carol, Guys and Dolls, Aladdin, The Story of Fosse and many more. If you would like to get involved please get in touch.

Weekly Classes

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)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Louise Winstone, MA in Education, PGCE, BA(Hons),NCDT

Louise has worked with Stagecoach since 1996. She has been the drama teacher at both Stevenage and Letchworth, was a managing teacher for Stagecoach Charitable Trust managing and teaching at their InterAct special educational needs workshops in Luton and ran one the regional choirs.   Her passion as a teacher is only matched by her passion for directing. Louise directed the award winning Stagecoach Stevenage and Letchworth Drama Troupe.  She now loves her role as the Principal at Stevenage. 
Alongside her over 20 years of teaching, Louise has had an extensive and varied career on the stage and in film and television. She was a regular writer/performer in London's irreverent and politically satirical "News Revue" and a performer/choreographer with Abstracts Dance Company. She is an experienced director and has adapted many works for the stage. Hand in hand with her acting, she was also heavily involved with corporate role-play in the NHS and with the training of senior solicitors. 
Louise moved in mainstream primary education and over the past 4 years she has become increasingly involved Healthy Schools and Well-being.  She gained distinction for her MA in Education, writing extensively about the use of role-play and experiential learning to deepen understanding and develop writing skills in primary schools.