Surrey-based Stagecoach Theatre Arts is the master franchise owner of a group of franchised weekend and evening theatre and dance schools for children. It is the UK's largest franchise operator of these schools for four-to-16 year olds. They learn singing, dancing and drama for one hour each week. There are international franchises. The most important are in Germany and the US. Stagecoach also offers SportsCoach franchises for sport-based learning and Mini Stages, which provides music classes for children under four years old. Stagecoach has a retail website, www.stagecoachshop.co.uk selling clothing, toys and plays.