Stagecoach Weymouth and Wareham

Stagecoach Performing Arts Weymouth and Wareham has 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.


We are back to class!

Face to face Stagecoach classes are fully up and running. We are following full cleaning and distancing guidelines and procedures in order to ensure a safe and fun environment for our students to enjoy!

Wareham School Now Open!

We have opened a new school in Wareham! Enrol now and join us for singing, dance and drama on a Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm at Stoborough Village Hall. Our numbers are growing, but we are still enrolling students for our current term. Ask about our two week trial and Refer a Friend campaign!

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!

Lion King trip Oct 2022

For a third year running we were due to take a coach full to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. Due to COVID-19 the trip has been postponed until 4th October 2022 after school. We are watching the amazing production of the Lion King. Let us know if you want to come along!

stagecoachathome: LIVE!

Over the summer we worked with our talented teachers to create a calendar of fun and exciting classes for our students to attend. Our three disciplines, singing, dancing and acting classes were delivered every Friday!

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 - Rebecca Howden - BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Rebecca has all the qualities and experience to head one of the foremost performing arts schools in Weymouth and Wareham. 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.