Confidence to Perform – Skills for Life

The largest network of part time performing arts schools for 4 – 18 year olds.

Stagecoach Theatre Arts is the market leader for part-time performing arts schools for children aged 4 to 18 , with in excess of 40,000 students attending schools each week world-wide. 

In May 2012 Encore acquired Stagecoach Theatre Arts Plc in a public to private transaction as a result of a direct approach to the Company.

Founded in 1988, Stagecoach operates the UK's largest network of part time performing arts schools for children aged 4 to 18 years old with in excess of 40,000 students attending schools each week world-wide. The business operates a franchise model and has established operations in the UK, Canada, Germany, USA and parts of Asia.

 

The ethos of Stagecoach is to provide children with life skills, such as confidence, communication and poise, by giving them the highest quality performing arts tuition and discipline. It is the market leader in the UK and its brand, reputation, scale and coverage mean that it is the natural choice for parents looking to educate their children in this area. 

Since investing, Encore has augmented the senior management team with the addition of an executive Chairman, and a Finance Director. In addition, it has supported the management team to improve the infrastructure of the business and to put in place a solid platform capable of supporting the international growth aspirations of the company.

 

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“This is a very exciting time for Stagecoach. We have a superb management team and have invested heavily over the past couple of years to develop market leading businesses and products. With Encore’s support we intend to continue this investment and increase our international presence, both organically and by acquisition.”

 

Sarah Kelly

Managing Director - Stagecoach

"I am really enjoying my relationship with Encore. The energy levels are high and I particularly enjoy their hands on approach. It’s refreshing to work with a team who really care and who are prepared to go that extra mile to make things happen.”

 

Harry Meikle

Chairman - Stagecoach

 

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