Footlights Theatre is a premium company offering the opportunity for children to learn through theatre and the performing arts. For just £13,520 you can become a franchisee and commence a rewarding and fulfilling career.


In the UK
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Start your very own Footlights franchise today!

We are interested to hear from you whatever your background, we are a very diverse company and welcome all walks of life.

Since 2005, we have offered affordable stage school training to children and young people aged 3 – 18 years. 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. The Managing Director was trained as both an actor and teacher. She adored seeing how children learn through performing arts, and decided to offer quality training at affordable prices. Our aim is to build on our current and past success and make Footlights the leading stage school in the UK and beyond.

Be part of our growing success.

We now boast a head office in Media City with our own studio theatre, training room and facilities.

Your training programme will be led by our Managing Director and our most successful franchisee who turns over in excess of £127,000 per year. You will be trained not only in our proven system, but also in policies that can only enrich your business knowledge, such as safeguarding and child sexual exploitation, accounts and our top secret marketing know how.

We are much more than any other stage school franchise, we are a family— once you meet the Managing Director and team you will see why.

We have been established for 13 years and are now a multi-award-winning company and have many prestigious recommendations from MP’s, teachers and even the Mayor!

On a day-to-day basis, once established, you will be creating relationships with your target market and that will be directly through schools, of which we have a large database. You will be forward thinking in developing your business and your aim will be to maximise on your territory. Initially you will open a stage school on Saturday mornings 9.45am – 1pm. Once achieving your targets, you will look to open other groups to maximise your income.

You have four very strong revenue streams – stage schools, holiday provision, merchandise and birthday parties with margins of between 30%-105%

Our network coverage is Manchester, Lancashire, Lincolnshire and East Midlands with four company-owned units in Manchester. We have untapped potential in the rest of the UK and worldwide, we are in stage two discussions with India and Dubai as master franchisors but very keen to hear from interested parties. We have been franchising for eight years but in the last four have been focusing on building a solid foundation, building robust systems 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.

  • Investment Fee: £13,250.
  • 12 days’ training with four optional weekend days, too.
  • Product knowledge, marketing, social media platforms training.
  • Website, app and social media set up.
  • App training.
  • Safeguarding and bespoke First Aid.
  • Set up, initial stock and all front-of-house materials.

The ideal franchisee will have a hunger for running their own business and an avid interest in the bottom line as well as providing education. You must have a passion for children and their learning, however this is a business model so you must be interested in building a successful business with great profit margins.

Think you have what it takes? Complete the enquiry form and we will contact you.

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