Drama, Dance and Singing Classes in Clare

Welcome to Stagecoach Clare

A welcoming word from our Principal John Lucey
A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Clare, where children and teenagers can discover their full potential through performing arts. The classes are not just for those interested in theatre, but for any child or teenager who likes to experiment, grow, create and have lots of fun with new found friends.
I am delighted to be the Principal of such an inspiring place for young people. Join us and watch your child grow more confident and passionate about the future. We set ourselves high standards and the students work hard to achieve them, but always with a huge sense of fun and enjoyment! There are two presentations a year for families and friends to enjoy. No audition is required for new students - all they need is enthusiasm, commitment and a love of the performing arts!
With some of the country's leading teachers, theatre practitioners and guaranteed small classes, Stagecoach is complementary yet independent of normal academic study and your child's weekend will never be quite the same. Two week trials are now booking for January. Come and join the fun! 

Please call Eliz or John on 091 556274 or 087 0508127.


Principal: John Lucey - FRSA

Latest news from Stagecoach Clare


Children aged 4 – 6 and 6 – 18 are invited to join us through January for fun, games and a taste of our dance, singing and drama classes. Children will meet our talented teachers and parents will have the chance to ask any questions they may have about our school. To book your place or learn more, contact John 091 556274 or email clare@stagecoach.ie.


Our students are busy preparing for Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and it promises to be a thrilling December 12 at St Marys! For the first time ever, many of our early stages will join our main stage students live on stage and we wish them a fantastic and inspiring day. With wonderful costumes and professional lighting and sound, it's a date not to be missed!


Well done to Stage 3 student Aimee on a stunning performance recently in Junior Eurovision 2015 and Aimee will soon be performing live in the celebrated Carnegie Hall in New York.

Also with a televised audience of over 2 million, congratulations to Johnny O'Loughlin as he prepares to be a toy demonstrator on the LATE LATE show! 

Stagecoach Clare students have also been singing professionally recently in the acclaimed production of The Unlucky Cabin Boy.

Call Principal John on 091 556 274

Stagecoach Acting, Singing and Dance Classes & Times

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

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 during term time.

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 hours each week during term time.
Please use the online payment for existing students or, a new student whose place has been confirmed by the local principal.

Welcome to Stagecoach Clare at Cois na hAbhna in Ennis!

We opened in April 2009 and our proud of this successful centre in theatre training for children and teenagers. We offer quality, professional dance, drama and singing classes under one roof on the same day. Stagecoach is complementary, yet independent of normal academic study and offer a fun, caring space each Friday after school.There are no auditions, two week trials for new children and all that's needed for dance, drama and singing lessons is enthusiasm! We offer guaranteed small classes,material appropriate for your child's age and stage at just 10 euro per 1 hour lesson.

We have tried to take all elements of a professional full time drama school and adapt and make it fun for 4 to 18 year olds. This creates a lively and buzzy FRIDAY FEELING!. Parents and children feel that electricity!

We take our training seriously but this is not a sixth day of school. Our aim is to give students wonderful memories, fantastic new skills and make every Friday evening special.

We offer fun and challenging modern jazz dance classes with a focus on fitness, spacial awareness and co-ordination. In drama classes, we encompass a wide range of work from imaginative improvisation, mime, commedia del arte, text based work as well as LAMDA speech and drama exams. In singing lessons, we specialise in styles from chart, classical and a bias towards musical theatre is a must at Stagecoach. Our singing teachers equip students with a tool box of pitch, vocal range, resonance, breath control and articulatory agility while having tremendous fun at all times!

We offer two annual presentations for family and friends and do not charge parents for end of term shows. We were proud to be part of the Choir for the 25th Anniversary of Stagecoach at the NIA Birmingham and the interactive, international virtual choir too. We have fundraised and performed for numerous local and national charities over the last five years and have been featured on Clare FM and local and national newspapers also. We have been involved with two award winning films with NUI Galway and GMIT giving our students wonderful access to quality acting for the screen classes also.

We are based in state of the art facilities of Cois na hAbhna on the Galway Rd, Ennis with ample parking and a "family friendly"parents waiting room on site.
We also have a magical "secret garden" for our Early Stages students to play in when the summer term comes! Our venue is a 350 seat theatre in the round with conference rooms for our classes and next door to Ennis Educate Together School.

Stagecoach Theatre Arts has been running for over 26 years and is a trusted brand thanks to our dedicated and professional teaching staff, our amazing partnership and performing opportunities and the positive results we see in our students as they develop with Stagecoach. Our belief that the experience of performing gives children a sense of belonging, wellbeing and confidence. Many of the skills we teach at Stagecoach are transferable so, as you can see, there's so much more to Stagecoach than singing, dancing and acting! We believe in the power of imagination and creativity. Please remember that Stagecoach is a registered trade mark, (so if it does not say Stagecoach on it's sign, it can't be a Stagecoach Theatre Arts School)