Founded in 1998 by Dutch television and theatre entrepreneur Joop van den Ende, Stage Entertainment is a first-class theatrical production company focusing on musical theatre in Europe. It owns and operates a network of 21 theatres where it mostly produces musicals developed by international partners and its creative teams. The company also creates original content in-house. With offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Russia, France and Italy, the group produces some of the best-known titles in musical theatre including Disney’s The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, and Phantom of The Opera. Stage Entertainment employs 3,000 people worldwide, and 7 million visitors attend a Stage Entertainment production every year. Today the brand is widely known for the exceptional quality of its shows and the warm hospitality extended to its audiences. The Stage Entertainment Management Board consists of Arthur de Bok (CEO), Marijn de Wit (CFO) and Fleur Mooren – la Bastide (COO).