Stagecoach Performing Arts

  • Membership: Full
  • Sector: Childcare & Education
  • Contact: Mr Andy Knights
  • Email:
  • Tel: 01932254333
  • Location: The Courthouse, Elm Grove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1LZ

StagecoachCompany Overview

At Stagecoach Performing Arts, we teach 4-18 year-olds to sing dance and act; not only to perform on stage but importantly, to perform better in life.

For 30 years we have seen over one million young people gain confidence, stretch themselves and build essential life skills while learning from specialist teachers.

Our fun and engaging classes continue to give students both the structure and freedom to explore and develop, and as our students grow, the individual businesses in our network also grow and flourish. We have continually refined our franchise model, which is one reason why 45,000 students flock to Stagecoach each week.

Franchise Overview


Founded in 1988, Stagecoach is a market leader in part-time performing arts schools in the UK.

We have more than 650 Stagecoach schools in nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Gibraltar, Malta, South Africa and Spain.

Over 45.000 students attend Stagecoach School worldwide.

We have both new and established territories for sale.

Together we make a difference to our students’ lives!

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 300 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.

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