Who are we?

Stagecoach Performing Arts is the UK’s largest franchise network of extra-curricular performing arts schools for children four to 18.

We aim to inspire our students, making a difference in their lives by teaching Creative Courage For Life®.

We are on a mission to help children develop life skills through Performing Arts education and grow into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and all its opportunities.

We help children to thrive and gain courage  to be themselves, whatever they do. On average our students learn four* life skills such as confidence, resilience, empathy and adaptability, during their lifetime at Stagecoach.

We are adaptable

None of us know what the future holds, which is why it’s so important for today’s children to be resilient, brave and self-assured.

We are dedicated

Over 300 franchisees

As an international franchise, Stagecoach operates over 2,000 schools, run by more than 300 franchisees who are changing the lives of 50,000 children every week. We have brand presence across eight countries including the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Malta, Spain, Gibraltar and South Africa. 98%* of our UK customers would recommend us.

Over its lifetime, Stagecoach has also changed the lives of over 600 franchisees, including 300 of those who have over the years sold their businesses, in many cases enjoying a significant return on their initial investment. With over 30 years’ experience, Stagecoach is an established leading brand with a well-proven business model which commands a premium price for its classes. At Stagecoach, we provide you with a unique combination of work-life balance and earnings for your chosen lifestyle.

Our team are there to ensure your business success throughout your entire journey as a Stagecoach franchisee. Whether you are already familiar with Stagecoach, or you are looking for an exciting new venture working with children, we look forward to talking to you about the opportunities that a Stagecoach franchise provides.   

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals inspired by child development through the performing arts. If this is you, and you want to hear about the available franchise opportunities, please complete the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch. 

* Savanta Exit Survey, November 2019

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