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We’ve transformed over one million lives... welcome to the business that truly performs

At Stagecoach Performing Arts we are all about performance – on stage, in life and in business. We are here to inspire children and provide them with the confidence to be themselves. Become part of an established international franchise brand with a cutting edge educational framework that enriches 55,000 students every week.

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Get started with Stagecoach

Whether you are already familiar with Stagecoach and our fantastic schools, 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. It’s an unrivalled business opportunity, with a unique combination of both earning potential and great work/life balance.

As a Stagecoach franchisee, you are responsible for driving and growing your business and managing a team of talented teachers. You will not be required to teach any classes yourself, but our model actively encourages you to put your own stamp on the creative process.

Why choose Stagecoach?

Established since 1988 with more than 300 franchisees worldwide

We proudly operate 2,000 schools across seven countries, changing the lives of 55,000 children every week.

Proven business model that works with you and your team

With over 30 years’ experience, you will be following a well-proven business model with an established leading brand which commands a premium price for your classes.

A best-in-class support team to help you along the way

Our large central support team is passionate about ensuring your business is successful from launch right through your entire journey as a Stagecoach franchisee. From marketing to recruiting and retaining teachers, we will be there with the guidance and support you need, when you need it.

A dedicated regional franchise manager (RFM) will be there to coach and support you in all aspects of running a day-to-day successful business, throughout your life as a Stagecoach franchisee.

Our reputation for maintaining a best-in-class safe environment for children

We have a clear commitment to child protection. Safeguarding our students, teachers and franchisees is our highest priority.

An ever-evolving Educational Framework

We have developed a unique Educational Framework for each stage of learning which helps guide you and your teachers. Working with your team, you have the ability to choose the creative content that is appropriate for your school to personalise students’ learning.seven

Creative Courage For Life®

Proven success around the world

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Be a part of something truly rewarding

All it takes is...



Are you a genuine people person who has what it takes to positively impact children in your community and give them Creative Courage For Life?



Are you committed to sharing our reputation for maintaining our best-in-class safe environment for children while managing and growing your own business?


Do you have the desire to work with teachers and build a multi-school management business while building an asset you could sell in the future?



Do you have the determination to create a great work/life balance with take-home earnings of up to $82k+ per territory – with incredible support at every step?

Invest in your future while helping build theirs

We are more than just good business at heart

Why Choose Stagecoach?

Hear from people who did...

It’s incredible to see how far the franchise has come since I launched the first Stagecoach school in Australia. We’re regarded as one of the best performing arts opportunities for children in the area. As a franchisee, I get a lot of satisfaction out of running my business – seeing my students grow and develop in terms of their life skills, especially the ones who are very shy to begin with. Our branding of Creative Courage for Life is really something I connect with. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of Stagecoach for children.

Serena Kipling
Perth, WA

2019 was such an exciting and rewarding year, I launched my franchise because of the demand for children’s performing arts opportunities outside of central Perth but, with that being said, I still can’t quite believe how much the business has grown in such a short space of time. A real highlight for me has been watching my students grow in confidence, as they’ve taken part in professional workshops and formed great friendships.

Alison Tasker
Perth South, WA

Choose the right route for you

There are three routes to becoming a Stagecoach franchisee, each with a different investment level in time and money, offering different rates of realising your return on investment.

New Territory / Area


Take-home earnings up to

120+ Students

2-day working week

Initial Franchise Fee starting from $20,000

Investment required

$11,000 Cash

$26,000 Loan Funding

Total $37,000

New Territory / Area

FAST Startup

Our most popular option

Take-home earnings up to

180+ Students

4-day working week

Initial Franchise Fee starting from $20,000

Investment required

$18,000 Cash

$42,000 Loan Funding

Total $60,000

Established business

Business Resale

Instant income stream
Established team & infrastructure

4-day working week

Cost $50,000 – $200,000

Investment required

Dependant on resale value

Loan funding available

Next Steps


Speak to one of our friendly team members

Once you have submitted the enquiry form we will email you to arrange a suitable time for a chat on the phone.


Arrange initial meeting

We will then arrange a follow-up video call, where you can get more information on our business.

Getting to know one another

Knowing that Stagecoach is a good fit for you and that you are a good fit for us is a crucial step in your journey.

Due diligence

Our team will be available to help answer your questions, and to facilitate conversations with our existing network of Stagecoach franchisees.

The business plan

You will work through a business plan, bespoke for your territory which will be reviewed and approved by us.

Secure loan funding

We will support you in your search for secure loan funding, should you need it.

The signing of the Franchise Agreement

We will provide you with our Franchise Agreement, and the required Franchise Disclosure Documents ready for you to sign.



We will book you onto our next training course and get you ready to open your first Stagecoach school.



Your Regional Franchise Manager will be with you to prepare for your initial opening.

Get Started Today

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are looking for the freedom to fit a business around your life, whilst gaining financial independence; if you have a passion for helping children to grow and develop into well-rounded individuals with the skills to tackle life’s ups and downs; and you have a passion for all things performance, then Stagecoach is for you.

Stagecoach franchisees are inspirational entrepreneurs dedicated to enriching children’s lives.

There is no one-size-fits-all for joining Stagecoach, which is what makes our network so successful. Our franchisees come from all walks of life with a wide variety of backgrounds. We are looking for a genuine people person, who is passionate about giving children Creative Courage For Life.

Within our network, we have ex-cabin crew, former West End stars and business professionals. You don’t need previous experience in performing arts to join Stagecoach. Many of our most successful franchisees have come from entirely different backgrounds. Our franchise model is designed specifically so that your role as a franchisee is in leading and driving the growth of your business.

The teaching and performing arts experience will come from the team of expert teachers that you will recruit to deliver the programmes for you.

This is supplemented by our outstanding in-house education team who are there to assist you every step of the way in ensuring outstanding teaching.

That's fine too. For many of our franchisees, owning a Stagecoach franchise has been their first step into owning a business. We provide in-depth training before you join and throughout the lifetime of your business. Support comes from our team of Regional Franchise Managers, who are there every step of the way as a tutor, mentor, partner and confidant helping you to grow and develop.

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