Stagecoach Performing Arts set to celebrate the big 3-0 in style

2018 is set to be an exciting year for Stagecoach Performing Arts, as the entire franchise network comes together to celebrate 30 years in (show) business, having initially launched in the UK in 1988.

Such a momentous anniversary deserves a fitting celebration and so, on 1st July 2018, students up and down the country will be embarking on an impressive collaborative performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior. In keeping with the tone of the upcoming proceedings, Monday 4th December marked the digital launch of the Stagecoach 30th Anniversary badge.

Nationwide, around 40,000 students enjoy Stagecoach classes on a weekly basis. Over 6,500 students are expected to take part in the Guinness World Record for the most children to ever take part in a simultaneous performance of this magical Disney production. This one-off event has been orchestrated entirely by the Stagecoach events team, who secured exclusive rights to the junior production.

“It’s testament to our incredible network of franchisees that Stagecoach Performing Arts is as successful as ever, 30 years on. We’re currently operating across nine countries, with a network of more than 300 franchisees operating over 680 schools. As a network, we are constantly expanding and the opportunity to come together to celebrate is truly special,” says Sarah Kelly, CEO at Stagecoach.

Should the 150 UK Stagecoach schools taking part succeed in their task of the most simultaneous performances of the same show, they will beat the previous record set by themselves in 2008, when celebrating their 20th anniversary with a collaborative performance of ‘Glad Rags’, a musical penned and performed by Stagecoach Performing Arts.

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Editor’s notes:

Sarah Kelly is happy to be interviewed and attached is a high-resolution image of the 30th Anniversary badge. For more information contact or call 07895 876745.

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About Stagecoach Performing Arts

About Stagecoach Performing Arts: Over the years we have seen more than one million students unlock their potential, which is something they will value for their whole life. At Stagecoach we teach our students so much more than how to sing, dance and act. We help them blossom into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and all its opportunities. With nearly 30 years’ experience in teaching the performing arts, we understand how to get the best out of our young performers. We delight in seeing our students have fun, make friends, learn new skills and discover hidden talents. We encourage them to take ‘safe risks’ through rehearsals and performance, which brings out a willingness to take on new challenges. None of us know what the future holds, which is why it’s so important for today’s children to be resilient, brave and self-assured. Furthermore you can rest assured that your child is in safe hands as we adhere to the strictest child safety policies. About joining Stagecoach as a franchisee: With our 30th birthday in 2018, the Stagecoach model has been proven and refined to become one of the UK’s leading performing arts opportunities. Franchisees build a team of equally passionate and enthusiastic teachers, qualified to bring out the very best in their students. Stagecoach schools provide a thriving, nurturing and supportive environment for creative learning. That’s just one of the reasons why 40,000 children every week flock to classes nationwide. Today, a network of more than 300 franchisees operate over 680 schools offering 1,780 classes in eight countries. Through an exciting and varied framework of teaching and development, franchisees have helped to unlock the potential of more than one million students since it opened in 1988.

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