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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.
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.
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 £70k+ 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...
Franchising is so much more than a business, it’s something that you can put your heart and soul into. If you are passionate about something, whether it’s giving back to children, providing a service or you simply want to build a rewarding business, then everything else will fall into place. Franchising with Stagecoach provides a great foundation that is accessible for everyone.
The most important part of being a Stagecoach Principal is changing children’s lives for the better. Creative Courage For Life isn’t just a tagline, it encompasses the essence of Stagecoach perfectly. I genuinely feel that we are changing our students’ lives by setting them up with skills that they may not pick up on the playground. We are teaching them to become confident and outgoing people, which is invaluable in today’s technology- heavy world. They learn how to communicate, how to integrate and how to behave, all whilst having fun with their peers.
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.