It’s been a busy few months preparing new franchisees for their theatre school openings with all the hard work coming to fruition with two incredible school launches. The Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise, with more than 23 years’ experience, has welcomed two new entrepreneurs and already they are making a positive impact into the lives of families in their local communities.
Kimisha Lewis is the new franchisee of Razzamataz Coventry and Brittany Arthur is the franchisee of Razzamataz Lancaster. Both have just opened after attending the company’s award-winning training where they attended sessions by a team of experienced professionals to learn every part of the theatre school business.
“I really enjoyed training although there is a lot to take in and a lot to learn,” says Brittany. “It gave me the confidence to believe that although I’ve never run a business before, I can do this with the support of the franchise and the Razzamataz team. Throughout the training period and the ongoing support that we are offered, I’ve learnt that I can do things that I didn’t think I was capable of. What really surprised me was how much I enjoyed employment law, I found it very interesting.”
Both Brittany and Kimisha have received guidance and support throughout every stage, from initial enquiry about becoming a franchisee, throughout their early training and then regular support calls to enable them to have successful launches.
“The launch was buzzing with excitement, and we felt like a Razzamataz family from the minute our prospective students walked through the door,” says Kimisha. “We are so excited to bring Razzamataz to Coventry and share the curriculum, which is something new for the local community. After the launch I received so many lovely messages from parents saying how much they enjoyed the day. One parent said: ‘You and your team were so professional, so friendly and welcoming and so very talented. My son loved it, and we are very excited for him to start his journey with you.’ I’m very excited to be part of the Razzamataz network and share all the amazing opportunities that the Head Office provides with my students and families.”
The Lancaster and Coventry schools are the first new schools to launch this year, with other schools and additional Razzamataz products on the way. In September, schools in Manchester, Dorchester and Billericay will be opened as well as a new franchise partner for our Derby school and a new partnership at our Sutton Coldfield school. This means there are five new schools with five new franchise partners joining the Razzamataz network.
“We are very proud to be giving incredible opportunities for people to run profitable business doing something that they are passionate about and working flexibly to fit their own schedules and lifestyles,” says Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz Theatre Schools. “Two of our new franchisees started out on their Razzamataz journey as students and have progressed via the teaching route, while others have come to us via our nationwide branding and reputation. Every franchisee is trained to the same exacting standards to ensure their schools adhere to the excellent teaching quality and high customer service standard values that we are known for. Although most of our franchisees come to us without any previous experience in business, the structure and model that we have refined allows them to follow a system that has proven success many times over.”
Many franchisees combine running their own theatre school with other part time work, or with family commitments. The model is very flexible and can work for people with different expectations and requirements. Although it is crucial to be passionate about performing arts, no previous experience in the arts is necessary and many franchisees come from a range of different backgrounds including accountants, teachers and recent graduates.
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Razzamataz Theatre Schools offer employment to some circa 600 people either as teachers, assistants, or part of the admin team. There are plenty of opportunities to grow with many people starting out as work experience placements and progressing to assistant Principals or Principal roles.
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Training takes place regularly at the Razzamataz Head Office in the beautiful Lake District and Flagship school Razzamataz Carlisle.
Week commencing 25th September 2023 for a January 2024 launch.
Week commencing 18th March 2024 for a September 2024 launch.
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Razzamataz Theatre Schools is a BBC’s Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise established in 2000. Every school offers FREE taster sessions for all potential students to try, and every team member will have access to the Razzamataz Training Academy, a platform that we believe will revolutionise the ongoing development of our staff. Upon completion of the course, each teacher will receive a diploma that is recognised throughout the network. We are proud our average network turnover running as a mainly part time business is circa £80-100k in our network with our top performing franchise partners operating the business full time reporting turnovers of circa £300k with a 70% gross profit!
Neither Razzamataz Ltd, nor any of its directors, associated companies, employees, professional advisors or associates makes any representations, warranties or guarantee as to the reasonableness or accuracy of the financial information supplied to franchisees or the likely financial performance of individual franchisees. The information provided above is purely based on a number of general assumptions based on a full school however the individual performances of franchisees will vary depending on factors such as local competition, pro-activeness of franchisees to follow the systems, the promotion of the brand & other factors.