Continued growth across Australia for Stagecoach Performing Arts


International children’s services franchise, Stagecoach Performing Arts, has enjoyed unquestionable success in recent years. In Australia alone, they’ve doubled the size of their franchise network and, since launching the first sessions in Perth, over 300 students now walk through the doors of the four schools on a weekly basis.


As we enter a new year and decade, Stagecoach are taking time to reflect on the growth of their children’s performing arts opportunity across Western Australia. Mum of two, Alison, launched her Stagecoach Performing Arts franchise in Como, a nearby suburb of Perth, in February 2019. Less than a year on and Alison is preparing to welcome students at her second school.


“2019 was such an exciting and rewarding year,” explained Alison. “I launched my franchise because of the demand for children’s performing arts opportunities outside of central Perth but, with that being said, I still can’t quite believe how much the business has grown in such a short space of time.”


Serena Kipling first launched her franchise in 2000, after relocating from the UK with her family. Having previously operated a successful school back in Britain, she was keen to replicate this success by launching in Perth, Australia. Twenty years on, she now has 250 students, attending five sessions at three different locations around central Perth.


“It’s incredible to see how far the franchise has come since I launched the first Stagecoach school in Australia. We’re now regarded as one of the best performing arts opportunities for children in the area.”


“At Stagecoach, we’re passionate about offering the best opportunities to our students around the world as this contributes to our market appeal when parents look for performing arts schools for their children,” said Andrew Walters, Director of International Business Development at Stagecoach. “We’re proud that our brand is held in such high regard across Perth and the surrounding areas and look to increase our offering in other parts of Australia in 2020. We’re looking to meet with prospective franchisees to discuss our franchise opportunities and answer any questions at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo in Sydney from the 20th-21st March.”