Stagecoach Trowbridge, Frome and Westbury

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Trowbridge, Frome and Westbury where we provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for students aged 4-19yrs.

Our classes take place at the following venues:
The Clarendon Academy, Trowbridge - Saturday
The Selwood Academy, Frome - Saturday
Westbury Leigh Primary School, Westbury - Sunday


Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes, stretching young imaginations and building confidence. Our award-winning schools create an inspirational environment where students can have fun, make friends and achieve their best.
 

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Freddie Underwood

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


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Spring Term 2020

Start the new year by building 'Creative Courage for Life' at Stagecoach. We offer Two Week Trials at our schools for new students - a great way to settle in and discover what we offer at Stagecoach.

Xmas & Easter Workshops

Whether you're a Stagecoach student or not, come and join our Stagecoach 'family' in the school holidays for fabulous performing arts fun, ending in outstanding shows to friends and family. Testimonial last summer workshop: 'It was simply amazing, all the children looked as though they were having the best time'.

West End Live

Every year, Stagecoach Trowbridge and Frome perform on stage in London's West End at either The Shaftesbury Theatre or Her Majesty's. Students get the opportunity to showcase their skills where stars perform every week and experience a day backstage in a West End theatre. Our next performance is Sunday 5th April 2020.

Disneyland Paris

Stagecoach Trowbridge and Frome students have performed at Disneyland Paris four times now - we recently performed there in July 2019. Our students get to dance in the pre-parade, perform on one of the main Disney stages & sing to open the park outside of the Disney castle. Plus they have an amazing holiday too! The next trip is 2021.

New Classes for 4-6 years

We are opening two new Early Stages classes in January 2020 SUNDAYS 9.30am-11am at Westbury Leigh Primary School and SATURDAYS 11am-12.30pm at The Selwood Academy, Frome. Contact us on trowbridge@stagecoach.co.uk to reserve your place.

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)

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 - Freddie Underwood

Freddie opened Stagecoach Trowbridge and Frome in 2009 & has grown the school from 1 Main School & 1 Early Stages to 3 Main Schools, 3 Early Stages, 1 Further Stages, 1 Mini Stages & offers private exam classes in every discipline from 8.30am right through to 5.30pm on Saturdays. 

Freddie won ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in 2010 from the Stagecoach network and 'Marketing Award of the Year' in 2016. Her ambitious personality has ensured the school has performed in the West End numerous times & has performed at Disneyland Paris four times. The school has been given ‘Outstanding’ status three times. Freddie is the Head of LAMDA at St Mary's Calne and runs The Drama Centre, a specialist LAMDA company with Lou Cox. She has a Drama and Theatre Studies BA HONS degree from Royal Holloway University of London, an acting diploma from Drama Studio London and a QCF diploma in Performance Arts Teaching with Distinction. She is very interested in mindfulness, yoga and developing strategies that build self belief in young adults. 

Before teaching, Freddie was a professional actress, working in London. Highlights include running her own theatre company – which performed at Piccadilly Circus theatre Jermyn Street with a play co-written by Freddie & starring Freddie as Jane Seymour, commercials for Bacardi, resident Corporate performer for De Beers Diamonds, Radio Four voice-over work for Sir David Frost and a UK tour of "Aladdin" as Princess Jasmine.

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