Footlights Theatre Schools


Company Overview

Since 2005 we have offered affordable stage school training to children and young people aged 3yrs-18yrs. We also produce professional plays for schools and theatres and have a casting agency attached. Our company was created by teachers and actors and has a strong emphasis on education through performing arts.

Franchise OverviewFootlights

Our network coverage is presently in Greater Manchester in which we have seven franchisees in operation and five company owned units. We have untapped potential in this area still available and now have the opportunity to go National. We have been franchising for eight years but in the last four have been focusing on building a solid foundation and obtaining a great reputation across this sector. We use leading software to map out territories so franchisees can be confident in their new investment and get a realistic picture of how their business can be successful.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 11-25 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £13,250
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £2,650
  • Franchise Location: Office-based
  • Market: B2C

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FootlightsThere is a two-week (10-day) intensive training programme run from our head office at Media City UK. The training involves, learning about how to operate your business, the core business, (operations manual) marketing, customer services and IT.

Two-days extra optional training included in First Aid (certified) and Safeguarding (certified)

There is also an option for on the job training for six days in a current stage school.

We also offer training in exams such as Lamda and Arts Award.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Your role will be predominantly face-to-face interactive work with your clients and their children. There is an element of office based work dealing with new enquiries and communicating with existing clients. The administrative side of your business can be based at your own home.

Joanne Fisher; Footlights

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