Stagecoach Performing Arts

Contact details

Member - Full
Educational Services
Mr Andy Knights
Stagecoach Performing Arts  
01932 254333
The Courthouse, Elm Grove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1LZ

About Stagecoach Performing Arts

StagecoachCompany Overview

At Stagecoach Performing Arts we teach children and teenagers, ages 4-18, how to sing dance and act; not only to perform on stage and beyond, but more importantly to perform better in life.

For more than 25 years we have seen young people gain confidence, stretch themselves, and build essential life skills while learning from specialist teachers each week.

Stagecoach is the largest network of part time performing arts schools within the UK.

Franchise Overview

StagecoachThe company was founded 26 years ago. There are more than 650 Stagecoach Schools in nine countries, including USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, Malta, Ireland, Gibraltar, Germany and South Africa.

Almost 40,000 students attend Stagecoach Schools. We have both new and established territories for sale.

We continue to grow and develop both in the UK and Internationally.

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 100 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £27,500
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £7-10,000
  • Franchise Location: Various
  • Market: B2B and B2C

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In addition to our pre-training we offer a cohesive five day induction course to prepare you fully for your role as a Stagecoach Principal. The training courses take place in February for an April take-over/opening: May for a September take-over/opening; and October for a January take-over/opening. You will also have a dedicated Regional Franchise Manager for ongoing support.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

StagecoachA Stagecoach Performing Arts franchisee’s role is to ensure that every aspect of a school runs smoothly, creatively and is financially viable. A venue needs to be secured with experienced DBS-checked teachers. Each week the school runs a number of fun, exciting and challenging classes to help the students grow in confidence and inspires and enriches children through the performing arts.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Case studies

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