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Summary
Razzamataz is a leading provider of performing arts, dance and theatre classes to children around the UK. Endorsed by Duncan Bannatyne of Dragon's Den!

Razzamataz

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£12,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes
  BFA Membership:
Member - Associate

Full Description


The Razzamataz Theatre Schools Franchise

Franchises currently available across the UK!

Passionate about the Arts?

Looking for a business opportunity where you get to work in an inspiring and thriving sector? Choose your own hours and be your own boss but receive all the support and training you need to run your own part-time theatre school. 

Michael French, Principal of Razzamataz Barnet: “Having worked in musical theatre for 12 years I needed to move on, but I wanted to stay in the same industry which I love. I would recommend a franchise business to anyone who is looking into opening a business but has no knowledge of how to do it.”

Razzamataz Theatre School was created in 2000 to make performing arts available to children and young people to offer the current trends in both musical theatre and the commercial genre.

Razzamataz offers exceptional training in dance, drama and singing together with exciting opportunities to perform as well as welcoming guest workshops with industry experts such as Ashley Banjo from Diversity. The classes cover everything from traditional West End and Broadway musicals through to street dance, pop singing and acting for camera. 

The classes are open to all children from the ages of 2 to 18. The Razzamataz ethos of creating an environment where every student should have the opportunity to be energetic, to gain confidence and to make friends whilst having lots of fun is evident in all the schools across the UK.

There are almost 50 Razzamataz schools creating not only a place that positively impacts young people’s lives but also interesting and rewarding careers for the franchisees who become the schools’ Principals.

A huge part of the network’s success is down to the highly tuned operating systems that have been refined and developed over the last 17 years of business. Razzamataz works with experts in the fields of PR & Marketing, Social Media, Child Protection and many more.

Kayleigh Redford, Principal of Razzamataz Newcastle: “I’ve learned so many new things that if I had started out on my own, I would have really struggled to understand them all.”

Want More Flexibility?

Razzamataz Franchisees fit their businesses around their lives, not the other way around. Whether it’s taking the stress out of doing the school runs every day or working part-time elsewhere, they each find the routine that suits them.

Be Your Own Boss

Want to take all the school holidays off to be with your children? We have many parents within our network who are finding a good work/life balance.

Claire Blower, Razzamataz Mansfield and Nottingham: “I launched in September 2011 when my daughter Holly was six and Freya had just turned one. The best aspect of being my own boss is flexibility. Although having structure is important the majority of the work can be done at any time. If things don’t go according to plan I can always be there for them. If they are poorly or something special is happening at school, I can be there – without having a boss to answer to.”

New Challenge

One of our top performing franchisees has a £250,000 turnover for a Saturday term time only trading business! 

Peace of Mind

In the Smith & Henderson survey, Razzamataz Theatre Schools was scored so highly by their own franchisees that they joined a group of elite franchisors and have received a 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction Award.

For your peace of mind, Razzamataz are also members of the bfa, an organisation that promotes and accredits excellence in franchising.

Why Go It Alone, When You Can Join the Winning Team?

As a Razzamataz Principal, your business will be part of a national network that has a proven franchise system, amazing support team and has been successfully trading since 2000.

Get the Profile!

Don’t forget that our business was also famously backed by Duncan Bannatyne on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den and enjoys an array of multiple door opening strategic partnerships including Eurocamp, Disneyland Paris, the 02, a leading talent agency and The Stage newspaper. 

Discovery Days

Come and see what we’re all about! 

We run our Discovery Dens all over the country from London to Glasgow giving potential future franchise owners like you the chance to meet the team, understand more about the business model, speak to existing franchisees, see a class in action and of course ask all the many questions you will have.

The Franchise Package

Razzamataz Theatre Schools Franchise fee: Special offer of just £7,995 (£2,000 saving!) PLUS for a LIMITED time only we pay your VAT – a saving of around £1,600 AND your first term management fee is FREE! We are only successful if YOU are successful! Total saving of around £5,000 until the end of the year.  Razzamataz has a great relationship with the high street banks that support franchising, which means funding may be made available to you – in some circumstances up to 70% of total costs including working capital.

If you would like to find out more about a Razzamataz franchise, please fill out an enquiry form below.

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  • Case study: Louise Allen

    Case study: Louise Allen

    Louise Allen, age 25, lives just outside Cambridge. Louise has been the Principal of Razzamataz Cambridge since 2010. Louise Allen, age 25, lives just outside Cambridge. Louise has been the Principal of Razzamataz Cambridge since 2010. Q. How did you hear abo...

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    Helen is a graduate of the Cumbrian Institute of the Arts in Carlisle, achieving a joint honors degree in drama and musical theatre. Helen is a graduate of the Cumbrian Institute of the Arts in Carlisle, achieving a joint honors degree in drama and musical the...

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    Case study: Shelley Fitzgibbon

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    2nd April 2018

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    26th March 2018

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    21st March 2018

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    14th March 2018

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    26th February 2018

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  • Teamwork Triumphs at Dragons’ Den Backed Franchise Conference

    Teamwork Triumphs at Dragons’ Den Backed Franchise Conference

    7th February 2018

    It is said that ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ and that couldn’t be more true than at the recent conference for the BBC’s Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise. Many entrepreneurs state that running your own business can sometimes feel like a...

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  • GDPR: Are you ready for the changes?

    GDPR: Are you ready for the changes?

    18th December 2017

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  • A Chance to Shine at Christmas Time

    A Chance to Shine at Christmas Time

    13th December 2017

    As the festive season approaches, children across the UK are getting their moment in the spotlight thanks to a theatre school franchise. Students who attend Razzamataz Theatre Schools will get to celebrate their achievements over the year in front of family an...

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    14th November 2017

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    7th November 2017

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    1st November 2017

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    11th October 2017

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    3rd October 2017

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    20th September 2017

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    19th September 2017

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    11th September 2017

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    6th September 2017

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    6th July 2017

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    Theatre School Franchise Announces Incredible Opportunity For Students

    4th July 2017

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  • Charity Challenge to Support Talented Students

    Charity Challenge to Support Talented Students

    14th June 2017

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    Sheffield student gives back to the NHS

    9th May 2017

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  • Razzamataz is welcomed to the bfa

    Razzamataz is welcomed to the bfa

    2nd May 2017

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  • Searching for performing arts potential

    Searching for performing arts potential

    26th April 2017

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    Razzamataz launches new scheme to meet Duncan Bannatyne!

    22nd April 2013

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    Razzamataz celebrates franchisee success at the AGM

    21st February 2013

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    A New Year and New Franchise Business Opportunity

    31st January 2013

    Will 2013 be the year you change your work life to offer a rewarding new role heading up your own business with the support of a successful franchise network? Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been established as a franchise business since 2006, after a successfu...

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  • Razzamataz children take to the West End stage

    Razzamataz children take to the West End stage

    8th November 2012

    Razzamataz Theatre Schools are offering an incredible opportunity for their students to perform on a West End stage. Razzamataz came to national prominence when Founder and Director Denise Hutton-Gosney appeared on Dragons’ Den in 2007 and Duncan Bannatyne o...

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  • Razzamataz welcomes new recruit

    Razzamataz welcomes new recruit

    26th October 2012

    As part of an ambitious programme of expansion and growth, Razzamataz Theatre Schools is delighted to announce the appointment of a new franchise support and development manager. Doug Johnson brings with him five years of franchise expertise and is looking fo...

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  • Hot stuff as Hayley scoops top franchising award for Razzamataz Theatre Schools

    Hot stuff as Hayley scoops top franchising award for Razzamataz Theatre Schools

    17th April 2012

    The curtain’s up on a new Razzamataz star. Hayley Limpkin, who’s owns the Maidstone and Medway branches of the UK’s most exciting theatre school, has just been named the New Woman Franchisee of the Year in the prestigious Encouraging Woman in...

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  • Razzamataz is ready to put on a charity showbiz spectacular

    Razzamataz is ready to put on a charity showbiz spectacular

    4th April 2012

    For a company which deals in hopes and ambitions, Razzamataz Theatre Schools is bringing the curtain up on a cavalcade of charity events which will help bring hope to youngsters across the UK. For the first act, the Ayr branch of the smash hit organisation ...

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Business Type
Franchise
Home Based
Yes
Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
12000
Part Time
Yes
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