18th November 2016
A part-time theatre school franchise is celebrating a milestone birthday this year by offering a financial incentive for anyone wanting to join the network before 2016 is over.
Razzamataz Theatre School launched in 2000 and started franchising in 2006 so this year they have been celebrating ten years of being a successful franchise business with an incentive worth almost £3,000. New franchisees will not need to pay their first term management fee and there will be no VAT charge on the franchisee fee meaning that the cost will be reduced to £9,995.
MD and Founder of Razzamataz Denise Hutton-Gosney says:
"The last ten years have been a whirlwind and it’s incredible to see what we have achieved in a relatively short amount of time. My appearance on Dragons’ Den in 2007 really propelled us into the limelight and the opportunities that have come since Duncan Bannantyne made an investment have been amazing."
Since the Den, Denise has grown the franchise business to almost 50 schools up and down the country. There have been hugely successful partnerships with the likes of First Choice, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Stage newspaper, Barbie and Universal Pictures.
"2017 looks set to build on these opportunities further with partnerships with Disneyland Paris and Eurocamp. These high profile partnerships are such good ways of building our brand and letting more people know what we offer in our schools throughout the country. Many of our school Principals tell us that many of their students found out about them through one of these connections so we know how important it is to continue to grow partnerships on every level."
During the last ten years, Razzamataz franchisees have come from a wide range of backgrounds and have achieved successful businesses combined with a job that fits flexibly around their lifestyles.
There are many parents (and a grandparent) with young children, teachers who have left the profession to focus on Razzamataz and performers who combine working professionally with being a school Principal.
Michael French, Principal of Razzamataz Barnet explains:
"Having worked in musical theatre for 12 years I needed to move on, but I wanted to stay in the same industry. Having the flexibility of putting in the hours I want, when I want, has enabled me stay in the industry that I love and has allowed me to continuing performing."
Charlotte Young, the Principal of Razzamataz West Cumbria was one of the first ever franchisees, opening her school in 2006. Charlotte says:
"I honesty don’t know where the time has gone. The training, support and amazing people I have met along my journey so far, plus being able to work around my little boy and family commitments has been such a bonus."
Razzamataz is actively looking to open further schools across the UK and in particular Aberdeen and Cardiff, where the team will be holding Discovery Den days, which give people the opportunity to meet the Head Office team and find out more about this franchise opportunity.
13th March 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools has joined the ranks of the elite after their own franchisees provided feedback for an industry survey for a second year in a row.
23rd February 2018
To help to encourage youngsters to try something new, Razzamataz Theatre Schools is hosting a National Bring a Friend Day.
8th February 2018
Teamwork triumphed at the, Dragons' Den backed, Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise conference.
23rd January 2018
Aspiring Razzamataz performers are given the chance to work with a top industry professional.
18th December 2017
Razzamataz have started preparation for GDPR already so they have plenty of time to make sure their Principals are fully up to date when the new regulations come into force in May 2018.
1st December 2017
Razzamataz students travelled to Disneyland® Paris for a special performance opportunity.
27th October 2017
Youngsters from Razzamataz Cambridge will be performing alongside Collabro.
20th October 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools children take part in a special performance during Disneyland® Paris anniversary.
16th October 2017
Youngsters from Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been raising money for the company’s charity Future Fund.
9th October 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools fully support the development of the hundreds of teachers who work across the network of theatre schools.
2nd October 2017
National Work Life Week gives the opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being and creating a good work-life balance.
18th September 2017
Scholarship winners will be taking up their places with their local Razzamataz schools in September.
21st August 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools allow children to find their place in the world through performing arts.
1st August 2017
Razzamataz franchise has once again supported its students in helping them achieve their professional dreams of working in the performing arts industry.
3rd July 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools will be hosting a gala performance at the indigo at The 02 on Sunday 18th November 2018.
29th June 2017
In the Smith & Henderson survey Razzamataz Theatre Schools was scored so highly that they received a 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction Award.
12th May 2017
Throughout the UK Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisees are offering fun and affordable summer schools.
10th May 2017
After her diagnosis and the care she received from the NHS, Ellie Channer was determined to give something back.
27th April 2017
Aspiring performing artists can win a year's place at a local Razzamataz Theatre School with The Stage newspaper.
24th April 2017
The Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise is delighted to be welcomed into the British Franchise Association (bfa).
20th April 2017
A dance competition is to be held to celebrate the launch of the new Razzamataz Performing Arts classes at Eurocamp.
16th March 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is proud to be sponsoring Rock Challenge in various venues across the UK.
I specifically wanted to go for a franchise, and in particular Razzamataz because of the support from Head Office and other Principals. This is a network of theatre school owners so you are in business for yourself but not by yourself.Alison Beveridge, Razzamataz Durham.
The support and training we get means that we can get help on any aspect of our business. It has also been a fantastic and rewarding way of working, allowing me to continue to be there for the family while running my own business.Lisa Roberts, Razzamataz Rickmansworth
I don’t have a business background so after deciding to retire from professionally performing it was the memories of Razzamataz on Dragons’ Den that set the wheels in motion. I was really inspired by the brand and the business model and because it is a franchise business we receive a lot of help and support from Head Office as well as on-going training so I can make Razzamataz Barnet the success that I believe it can be. In the last 12 months, I have doubled my student numbers in a very competitive market and I have now clear plans on how I would like my business to progress this year.Michael French, Razzamataz Barnet
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