Welcome to Stagecoach Bishops Stortford

Stagecoach Performing Arts Bishops Stortford With over 700 theatre schools and more than 40,000 students worldwide, Stagecoach is the UK's largest network of part time performing arts schools for children. Since our inception in 1988, our singing, acting and dancing classes have helped to build the confidence of many thousands of children, as well as providing a springboard for some of the country's leading young performers.
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Stagecoach Performing Arts Bishops Stortford

Drama, Dance & Singing Classes

Every student participates in all three performing arts disciplines - drama classes, dance classes and singing classes - helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and lots of fun! In addition, opportunities exist for students to be offered professional work in film, theatre and modelling by the Stagecoach Agency.

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Main School } Children Aged 6 - 18 Years

Our Main Schools, which are suitable for kids aged 6-18 years, run every week during term time at the weekends and evenings. Split into groups of similar age ranges each group rotate, where they learn an hour of acting, an hour of drama and an hour of dance. Groups are trained by experienced teachers, who are professional choreographers, performers, directors or musicians.

Students should be prepared for registration, timetables, uniform, regular attendance and occasional homework - lyrics, text, etc.

In addition you will find...

  • Exciting dance choreography in a variety of styles including street dance, hip hop, musical theatre and jazz.
  • Creative drama gaining essential skills in improvisation, character building, storytelling and vocal projection
  • Singing lessons to improve technique, vocal range and clarity through a variety of different singing styles for musical theatre, pop, rap, opera, folk etc.
  • A fun environment in which to make new friends
  • Add to that, presentations, awards, a free subscription to 'Young Performer' magazine and being part of the UK's largest network of part time performing arts schools for children.

A deposit of £50 will secure your child's place in the class and will allow them to try Stagecoach for the first two weeks. Should you decide to stay for the rest of the term this £50 deposit will be taken out of the fees and the remaining balance to pay will be £286. This can be paid in instalments.

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Main School } Children Aged 6 - 18 Years - Stagecoach Performing Arts Bishops Stortford

Quality Training in a Safe Environment

All our teachers are DBS (formerly CRB) checked so children and teenagers can work in a safe and protected environment. Fees work out at approx £9 per hour, which offers outstanding value for money for quality performing arts training, small class sizes, exams, medals, performances, magazine subscription, optional representation by The Stagecoach Agency which secures professional work for hundreds of children, and the many other extras that are offered by Stagecoach.
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Class Locations

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Great Hadham Road
Bishops Stortford
CM23 2NL

The Charis Center
Water Lane
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 2JZ

Class Times } Mini Stages

Mini classes are a fun And exciting way For you And your child To actively experience the performing arts In a comfortable, relaxing And safe environment. 'Mini Stages' allows children to explore creativity, imagination, movement and curiosity.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Great Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2NL

  • Saturday: 09:00 - 09:45

The Charis Center
Water Lane, Bishop's Stortford , Hertfordshire, CM23 2JZ

  • Friday: 09:30 - 10:15

Class Times } 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.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Great Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2NL

  • Friday: 16:30 - 18:00
  • Saturday: 09:30 - 11:00
  • Saturday: 11:15 - 12:45
  • Saturday: 14:30 - 16:00
  • Saturday: 15:45 - 17:15

Class Times } Main School

Stagecoach Main Schools are for young people aged between six and eighteen years, although entry to the schools usually stops at age 16. The school operates for three hours each week during term-time, either after school or at weekends.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Great Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2NL

  • Friday: 17:15 - 20:15
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Saturday: 15:15 - 18:15

Class Times } Further Stages

Further Stages is a separate class specifically for older students aged 15+ years, who have previous performance experience or been attending a main Stagecoach school.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Great Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2NL

  • Thursday: 17:15 - 19:15
  • Thursday: 19:15 - 21:15

Two Week Trial

Do you know a budding performer who loves to act, dance and sing? Or perhaps a child who could do with a confidence boost? Our two week trial allows children (aged 4 to 6 and 6 to 18) to experience our fun-tastic Drama, Dance and Singing classes first-hand, before committing to the whole term. To book your place or to learn more, fill out the contact form and the Principal will be in touch with further information.

Early Stages (4 to 6 years) – £25

  • Children will attend our Stagecoach classes for 2 weeks
  • Children will take part in 30 minutes of dance, drama and singing classes (1.5 hours in total) each week

Main Stages (6 to 18 years) – £50

  • Children will attend our Stagecoach classes for 2 weeks
  • Children will take part in 1 hour of dance, drama and singing classes (3 hours in total) each week
Should you wish to enrol for a full term, booking a 2 week trial will secure a place at your local school and the deposit will be deducted from the term's fees.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

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Two Week Trial - Stagecoach Performing Arts Bishops Stortford

Why choose Stagecoach Performing Arts Bishops Stortford?


It is a strict policy of the school to employ only experienced teaching staff, many of whom are professionals in their own right. All staff members are screened through the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) for their suitability to work with children. Stagecoach is also dedicated to developing its staff through one day workshops and in-service teaching courses.

Child Protection

Stagecoach has led the way in developing measures to secure the safety of students and is often quoted as an example of Best Practice by specialists in the child protection arena. Stagecoach retains the services of Steve Lowe, a leading child protection expert, who advises and implements the company’s child protection protocols.


Since a career in the performing arts is best attained through strict self-discipline, Stagecoach teaches its students in a structured environment and encourages disciplined behaviour. Stagecoach reserves the right to dismiss students who are consistently disruptive. Students are also expected to attend regularly and arrive on time for class.



Stagecoach prides itself in giving the best possible tuition and in order to monitor and maintain this high standard, all Stagecoach schools are inspected at least once a year. This is carried out by an independent School Inspection Agency.


Parents are kept in touch with a student’s progress by way of an individual written report. Provided once per annum, each teacher and the Principal gives feedback on the development of every child.


Stagecoach does not reward natural talent and ability, believing this to be a given gift, but rather acknowledges effort and perseverance. Medals and awards are presented to students for long attendance, who have attended Stagecoach in excess of three years. Also every school presents one annual award to a student for exceptional progress or achievement.



Whilst it is not Stagecoach policy to conform to a strict syllabus, classwork covers many recognised board requirements and students may be entered for the Performance Arts Awards, Group Musical Theatre examinations and LAMDA Speech and Acting examinations.


The Stagecoach uniform is compulsory and a stock of inexpensive clothing, bearing the school’s logo, is available for purchase. Jazz shoes are also compulsory and can be purchased directly from the school.

Young Performer Magazine

Young Performer is the only national performing arts magazine for young people. The magazine has been inspired and commissioned by Stagecoach itself. Every Stagecoach student, from Stage 1 upwards, receives a complimentary copy once per term.


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