Talent? Meet opportunity!
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.
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.
With four years of continuous growth in Canada, we have grown our franchise network income by more than 80% and now are proud to have nearly 70 schools and classes across the country in Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia.
We are multi-award winning in Canada
Over the last two years we have been proud to receive four awards from the Canadian Franchise Association. Back to back recipients of the Franchisees’ Choice Designation in 2019 and 2020, and Silver Award Winners in 2020 Best Non-Traditional Franchise and a member of the Canadian Franchise Hall of Fame in 2020.
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
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 determination to create a great work/life balance with take-home earnings of up to $84k+ 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...
I’m busy all of the time, but I do it because I love it. I’ve always had a passion for performing arts and my career lead me down the route of teaching. I decided to start my own Stagecoach franchise as I had spent years working for them as an acting teacher and I love the way Stagecoach nurtures every child individually. We recently bought our first home, something which couldn’t have happened without Stagecoach. We’ve even managed to start saving for our children’s education. Being able to look after my family is really important but I’m only fully content when I see my students thriving too.
Mississauga and Oakville, ON
Running my Stagecoach franchise has exceeded my expectations and, as someone who has worked in marketing and high-level management for over 20 years, I had very high expectations! I teach companies how to present themselves to employees and customers day in-day out and I can honestly say that Stagecoach has done an incredible job of building a great culture with their franchisees. They lead from the top down and I’m very proud to be part of the brand. There’s a reason they’re known as the best in the business and I hope to contribute to that reputation as I move forward with my franchise.
Stagecoach is a wonderful opportunity, in terms of career prospects, and for my students too. Sure, building a lovely life for my family is a real blessing and something I’ll never take for granted but, for me, it’s much more about instilling this wonderful sense of confidence in my students. What really matters to me is that they’re having fun and enjoying every second.
I’m really proud to be affiliated with such a respected, well-known performing arts brand. And even though it’s a global brand, each franchisee is running a small, local business – the type of business I like to support.
Candace Allen Crawley
Toronto West & Hamilton, ON
One of the best things about those first few months as a franchisee was how much guidance I was given by the team back in the UK. They even flew out to support me with recruiting my teaching team and, as someone with no previous experience of the performing arts, that was invaluable. I initially came at most tasks with my marketing hat on but, as time went on, Stagecoach taught me to enjoy the process of owning a business and watching my students thrive. I’ve always loved working in marketing but I do find that Saturday is the best day of my week – I don’t struggle to get out of bed in the morning that’s for sure! It’s wonderful to watch these kids go on such an incredible journey.
West Island, QC
Choose the right route for you
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
Getting to know one another
The business plan
Secure loan funding
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.
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.