Stagecoach Thame

Welcome to Stagecoach Thame where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children and young people aged 4-18yrs. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes, stretching imaginations, encouraging creativity and helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and fun.

We offer a balance of training and performance and welcome both students who wish to pursue a career in the arts and those who simply want to learn new skills whilst having fun.

We take students from Thame and the surrounding area including Haddenham, Long Crendon, Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Lewknor, Stokenchurch, Watlington,Chalgrove, Stadhampton, Brill, Oakley, Cuddington, Waddesdon,Ickford, Tiddington, Holton, Little Milton and Great Milton.

Places are limited so book today to avoid disappointment!

Childcare vouchers accepted
We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Nicky Goodwin

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

Meet The Team


Summer Term Fun!

We are now enrolling students of all ages for our summer term to join us in our 30th Anniversary celebrations. We will be part of the Stagecoach world record attempt on 1 July when we perform Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr - so don't delay - book your place today!

Charity Show Success!

The STAGECOACH CHARITY EXTRAVAGANZA was a huge success enjoyed by all. We raised an amazing £5,000 for our charities, YoungMinds and Haydn's Wish. Huge thanks to everyone involved - we are so proud of all you have achieved!

Summer Holiday Workshops

We are delighted to announce that booking for our Summer Workshops 2018 is now open! This year Juniors age 4-8 will be buzzing to act in 'The Bee Musical' while Seniors age 9-18 will be practically perfect in the classic musical 'Mary Poppins Jr'. To find out more call Nicky on 01865 763767.

Now Ofsted Registered!

We are delighted to announce that Stagecoach Thame is registered with Ofsted with the advantage that we can now accept payments for all our classes and workshops with Childcare Vouchers! We hope that this will help many more children access our classes especially as we are now enrolling for our Spring term. Contact us for more details or to book!

New Early Stages Class!

Due to popular demand we are opening a new Early Stages class in Thame on Fridays 4.15 - 5.45pm! We are delighted to have a new class specially for age 4-6 years where children can explore the performing arts while building their self-esteem and confidence and encouraging their creativity. Places are limited so book now for a September start!

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

Themed Children's Parties

Birthdays & Celebrations

We understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Therefore Stagecoach Parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let us do all the work! Whether they want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone!

Meet The Team

Principal - Nicky Goodwin

Nicky has a strong and varied background in performing arts and education. She has worked as a Licenced Chaperone in many touring professional productions, including The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Annie Get Your Gun, Scrooged and many more TV, film and sound recording jobs. Nicky has also worked closely with casting directors in running auditions for theatre and filming castings.
After working with Stagecoach Oxford for many years behind the scenes in auditioning and organisational roles, Nicky took the plunge and became Principal of Stagecoach Thame in April 2012. Initially a small school of 28 students, Stagecoach Thame has flourished under Nicky’s leadership and now welcomes over 200 students into its classes each week. Nicky is certain that this success is because she and her team of teachers want each and every student to have the best experience possible, to have a range of learning and performing opportunities throughout the year and to explore their creativity in an exciting but safe place. Nicky regularly sees how performing arts can transform young lives and feels privileged to be able to offer these opportunities at Stagecoach Thame.

Make Payment

Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.