Since UK-born children’s services franchise Stagecoach Performing Arts launched in WA just over two decades ago, the brand has strived to become the country’s number one performing arts school. This year that dream will become reality as the brand searches for its first Sydney-based franchisee. And, in a first for the global franchise, the school will host all end of term shows and tours at one of the most famous performing arts venues in the country—the Theatre Royal Sydney.

“What better place to inspire the next generation of Australian performers than this historical hub of the arts? Students who enroll at our new Sydney school will benefit from not only our singing, dancing and acting sessions but have the added excitement of putting on shows at this iconic location,” said Chief Operating Officer Andy Knights. 

Trafalgar Entertainment (TE), the parent company of Stagecoach, acquired the rights to the Theatre Royal Sydney in 2020. In January, TE unveiled new images of the almost completed renovations, featuring a brand-new circular entry drum and glass entrance.

In addition, Stagecoach will be spending the coming months searching for the perfect franchisee for the Stagecoach Sydney Principal position.

“Many of our new franchisees have either worked in performing arts or have been performers themselves but experience in the performance sector isn’t crucial for our franchisees. Provided you are passionate about improving the lives of children and have the desire to develop a successful business of your own, you’ll enjoy the work and rewards of being a Stagecoach Principal,” added Knights.