Stagecoach Taunton

Welcome to Stagecoach Taunton where we provide an exciting platform for students from 4-18 years to explore the performing arts.

All three disciplines are taught at Stagecoach, singing, dance and drama in a safe, caring and inspiring environment, all under one roof. We are here to encourage and develop each child individually whether as a fantastic hobby or a stepping stone to a career within the performing arts; we are here to provide a ‘Creative Courage for Life’. No previous experience is necessary, just a bundle of enthusiasm!

We are open Saturday mornings through term time and are now enrolling for the Autumn Term. Two-Week trial sessions are available for all new students.


Principal Anne Garrett

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


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SUMMER SCHOOL....MATILDA!

What a brilliant week we all had rehearsing a show in a week! It was so much fun, new friendships were made, children's confidence boosted and inspired by the challenges and motivation needed to reach our performance! Some fabulous reviews and feedback too from families, thank you. Congratulations TEAM MATILDA!

PERFORMANCE TERM

What an amazing term we have had already...well over half way towards our fabulous show Madagasca Jr. Students have gained so many skills in rehearsals so far, have been challenged and inspired by our creative and brilliant team of teachers too. We can't wait to show our families what they have achieved at the end of term performance!

LAMDA EXAMS

We prepare students for LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) exams in various categories... developing essential performing and also life skills. BREAKING NEWS, due to popular demand in the Autumn Term we will be offering more LAMDA preparation classes! Book up soon!

EARLY STAGES

Early Stages is just the beginning of a young students experience at Stagecoach where we encourage confidence and self belief as we learn through fun and laughter in a safe and secure environment. We are signing up for our the new and exciting Autumn Term with inspiring and creative plans ahead for all our local stars of the future!

MAIN STAGES

'I can be myself', 'I feel confident', 'It's amazing', 'I've made so many friends' Are just a few of the fabulous comments we hear around the school on Saturday mornings! You can be assured of a great standard of teaching following a well constructive Stagecoach framework from an enthusiastic and inspiring team of passionate teachers.

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)

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 - Anne Garrett

Anne has spent all of her working life within the performing arts, starting out at the age of sixteen in a dancing career that spanned ten years. 

She travelled around the world spending five years at the Lido in Paris, two years at the MGM in America, TV credits and contracts in Sweden and South Korea. 

Having gained a huge amount of experience and knowledge in the theatre world, Anne returned to England and opened her own theatre school is Sussex. She taught all three disciplines: singing, dancing and drama. Anne ran the school for 25 years before handing the reins to a former student. 

With her continued passion for the performing arts, Anne has now returned to her roots in the West Country and is thrilled to be the Principal of Stagecoach Taunton. 

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