Stagecoach franchise

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Stagecoach franchise

Creative Courage for Life

Here at Stagecoach, we go beyond honing our students' skills in arts; we equip them with the necessary skills to become a well-rounded individual that is ready to take on life

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About Stagecoach

Management Franchise Opportunity

Child enrichment is big business!

Stagecoach Performing Arts is a management business model where your role as franchisee is to operate and grow your business, working with professionals to create and deliver your classes using our educational framework.

You dont need any performing arts or teaching experience simply a passion for working with children

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Don Porter, right, Surrey franchisee and owner of several Stagecoach schools, with one of his teaching team and students as they learn life-enriching skills

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Advantages of running a stagecoach franchise

Running your own business with Stagecoach

Stagecoach theatre franchiseEstablished in the UK in 1988, the network of Stagecoach franchisees now numbers 300+, with a growing global presence across eight countries. This equates to 1,800+ schools and more than 48,000 students every week worldwide.

With Stagecoach you are following a well-proven business model with an established leading brand which enables you to command a premium price for your classes. An ever-evolving educational framework guides your teachers and the state-of-the-art business management system reduces your administration.

Our large central support team are 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.

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Investment & Returns

There are three routes to becoming a Stagecoach franchisee, each with different investment levels in time, and money, offering different speeds of realising your return on investment. Up to 70% loan funding is typically available (subject to status).

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Starting as a franchisee means working Saturdays to oversee your teachers and classes, with the rest of your work based from home, flexible around your family and other commitments.

Once you have 200+ students in your territory and are earning an average of £70,000 per year, you can look to expand further with more schools and more territories. We will help you recruit managers and you will move up into a director-level position.

With multiple territories established you could be earning £150,000+ per year and have the security of an asset of considerable value to sell in the future.

My success story with Stagecoach

 Stagecoach franchisees success

To be successful with Stagecoach you need to:

  • Be a genuine people-person, passionate about giving children Creative Courage For Life
  • Have the desire to work with teachers and build a multi-school management business
  • Commit to our reputation for maintaining a best-in-class safe environment for children
  • Be willing to follow the proven business model and work with your support team
  • Choose the right route for you:
    • New territory P/T startup at least £9,000 in cash to invest + loan funding
    • New territory FAST startup at least £13,500 to invest + loan funding
    • Purchase an established business for sale

The projection (forecasts) of profits or earnings are merely illustrative and should not be considered as the actual profits or earnings which will be expended or realised by you. Stagecoach Theatre Arts Ltd does not claim that you will or can necessarily expect such profits or earnings.

Stagecoach's history

Stagecoach was founded by actress Stephanie Manuel and banker David Sprigg in 1988. Stephanie developed the idea in her 30s when she noticed the alarming lack of theatre training schools. 10 years later, she met banker David Sprigg; since then their dynamic duo has made changed the field of childrens' arts.