Stagecoach Weymouth

Stagecoach Performing Arts Weymouth have been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for children since 2004.  In a safe and welcoming environment, every child receives quality performing arts training in their dance, drama and singing classes from a dedicated team of talented teachers, all of whom come from a professional background in their chosen disciplines.

Our focus is always on helping the children to gain confidence, build their self-esteem and learn how to express themselves creatively and effectively through the performing arts in a disciplined environment. It's not just for performers. Many students wish simply to enjoy the process of learning to act, sing and dance with like-minded friends.

We offer Performing Arts Exams

Principal Rebecca Howden - BA (Hons) Performing Arts

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


Enrol Now!

New students are always welcome, so why not enrol now for a two week trial? Contact us with any questions or simply complete the online application form and process your deposit payment.

Summer Workshop 2024

Come and join us for a fun filled week of performing arts! At the end of the week the children put on a show for their families. Open to non-Stagecoach students too. The deposit is only £30.00 per child and as with all our classes there is a sibling discount. We also have a week at St Osmund's in Dorchester available 29th July - 2nd August.

20th Anniversary

Stagecoach Weymouth will be 20 years old in 2024 and what can we do to celebrate that? We'll put on a show! Come and watch our 20th Anniversary Showcase on Sunday 24th March at The Bay Theatre, Weymouth College, tickets just £10.00 per person or £8.00 concessions.

End of Term Performances

All of our Weymouth students & teachers worked hard over the Autumn term preparing for their end of term performances, which were held at The Bay Theatre, Weymouth College. The Early Stages & younger students did their take on The Little Mermaid & the older students & Further Stages gave us Grease Lightning! They were all brilliant!

SIX Theatre Trip

We went on another coach trip to the theatre! This time it was for SIX The Musical at Poole Lighthouse on Tuesday 7th November. Everyone had a really fulfilled evening!

Hamilton Theatre Trip '25

We have our next theatre trip booked! It's for the hugely successful Hamilton at the Mayflower, Southampton on Monday 31st March 2025. Contact us if you'd like to book on!

West End Performance

We took 20 lucky students who had been selected to represent Stagecoach Weymouth at a performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. The big performance was on Sunday 26th March 2023, we are very proud of all of them!

Dreamcoat Stars Choir

30 of our students had the fantastic opportunity to appear as the choir alongside stars of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. It was the touring production of 'Dreamcoat Stars' at Weymouth Pavilion. The students had such a great time and the choir sounded amazing!

LAMDA Acting Exams

We are very pleased to be able to offer the prestigious LAMDA acting exams for our students. If your child is interested in taking these then please sign them up!

Safety Reassurance

Your child is in safe hands at Stagecoach Weymouth and Wareham. 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 the link. For any further questions please contact Bec.

Order Your Jazz Shoes

In order to give you the best possible experience and assortment of Jazz shoes, Stagecoach now has its own unique online shoe store which is part of the dancewear specialist - Mydancestore. Simply click the button below and it will take you straight there. Please do follow the supplier’s advice when choosing the shoe size. Happy shopping!

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 - Rebecca Howden - BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Rebecca has all the qualities and experience to head one of the foremost performing arts schools in Weymouth. With a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (Dance) from Middlesex University, she went on to study and gain a PGCE in Secondary Dance from De Montfort University. She then returned to Weymouth to take up the post of Head of Dance at Weymouth College and if that is not enough, Bec also runs her own local Contemporary Dance evening class for adults. Rebecca is proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes.