Stagecoach Watford

Principal Katherine Barry opened the school in 1996 and can honestly say she has loved every minute. Having been principal for so long she is now seeing children of ex-students coming to Stagecoach which is lovely but does make her feel very old!
Taking part in performing arts can help your child develop confidence, self-esteem and creativity. Learning isn’t confined to the classroom, developing life skills, building confidence and having fun are all part of every child’s education and personal development. Research shows that children who regularly engage in performing arts become more confident communicators, are better at solving problems, more innovative and are more likely to enjoy school. At Stagecoach we teach children performance skills in a fun, stimulating environment that not only improves performance techniques, but also supports learning for life. Join us at Stagecoach Watford and see your child shine.

Principal Katherine Barry

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


Book Now For This Term

There are still places available for the coming term starting on 24/25th September but space is limited so don't delay, get your application in today. Latest research shows that children need extra curricular activities to help boost their confidence and renew their social skills. The performing arts are a great way to do this - come and join us!

Jazz Shoes

Please note that with immediate effect jazz shoes should be purchased from our own unique online shoe store which is part of the dancewear specialist - Mydancestore. Simply click the link below and it will take you straight there. Please follow the supplier's advice when choosing shoe size.


Stagecoach Watford is 25 and heading into it's 26th year this term. The school opened in April 1996 and the time has just flown by - here's to the next 25 years!

Your Child's Safety

Your child is in safe hands at Stagecoach Watford. We have a clear commitment to child protection and the safeguarding of our students is of the highest priority. For the full details please see

Student in Cop Drama

One of our former students appeared in the Sky 1 cop drama 'Bulletproof'. Jodie played Ali Pyke in all three series and is one of the 'poster girls' on our marketing material - what a fabulous action shot!

Weekly Classes

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.

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Katherine Barry

Katherine comes from a theatrical family and has worked in TV, film and the theatre both onstage and off! After a stint in two West End musicals in the 1980's she gave up acting to have her family. Then in 1995 an advert for Stagecoach caught her eye and she opened her first school in April 1996. She has been putting her knowlege of show business to good use at the Watford Stagecoach ever since and loves every minute of it!

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