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Razzamataz Theatre Schools
Razzamataz was created with a simple dream, to make performing arts available to all young people no matter their background or circumstances. Razzamataz was established in 2000 and was backed in 2007 by BBC’s Dragons’ Den.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established18 years
  • Current UK Coverage30%
  • Franchisee Support Staff10
  • Personal Investment Req.£6,000
  • Total Startup Cost£11,994
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
Next Steps

Theatre Professionals Award National Scholarship To Budding Performer

1st August 2017

Theatre Professionals Award National Scholarship To Budding Performer

From Left to Right: Robert Hamilton, Jodie Hall, Victoria Ward, Carl Tracey

Now in its third year, a part-time theatre school franchise has once again supported its students in helping them achieve their professional dreams of working in the performing arts industry.

Students who attend one of the Razzamataz schools across the UK got the opportunity to compete for a scholarship to help finance the cost of studying performing arts at college. The Future Fund scholarship was created to support the schools’ hard working, dedicated and talented students and gives them the chance to audition in front of an experienced and talented judging panel.

The auditions were held at Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden and were judged by a panel of independent performing arts specialists. Dancer and choreographer Robert Hamilton has a huge amount of experience in both the musical theatre and commercial genres. West End credits include, CATS, playing the lead Mr. Mistoffelees and FAME with the added responsibility of being Dance Captain. Robert’s commercial work includes The Brit Awards with Robbie Williams, Stars in Your Eyes, The Royal Variety Performance and Hyde Park with Kimberley Wyatt.

Alongside Robert was Victoria Ward who has a wealth of performing arts experience. She is currently performing in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre and is also co-producer of Upstage Productions who have produced pantomimes for the Radlett Centre for over ten years.

Actor and dancer, Carl Tracey was the final judge and an original member of the Go! Go! Go! Show. Carl also performs in many pantomimes, musicals, cruises and TV shows and has visited many of the Razzamataz schools with his specialist workshops.

Competing to win the scholarship were Lucas Cooper from Razzamataz Medway, Lorna Clark from Razzamataz Medway and Jodie Hall from Razzamataz Sutton Coldfield. Each candidate performed a song, dance and drama piece to demonstrate their versatility as performers.

The standard of this year’s entries was again very high but after much deliberation, the first prize of £3,000 was awarded to Lucas Cooper, age 17 from Razzamataz Medway with the other students offered £500 towards their own training.

Lucas has been offered a place at Reynolds Performing Arts College where he will be fine tuning all his skills to make him into a strong triple threat performer who is able to turn his hand to singing, dancing and acting.

The Future Fund is just one of the many opportunities that Razzamataz franchisees can take advantage of. Being part of a network of performing arts professionals, who combine their knowledge and contacts about the industry with proven business success, is a winning combination for successful theatre schools.

The growing network has almost 50 schools up and down the country and students, staff and Principals regularly take part in fundraising events to help towards the Future Fund.

If you want to find out more about becoming a Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisee just click below to request your FREE franchise information pack

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23rd February 2018

To help to encourage youngsters to try something new, Razzamataz Theatre Schools is hosting a National Bring a Friend Day.

Razzamataz Conference HighlightsRazzamataz Conference Highlights

8th February 2018

Teamwork triumphed at the, Dragons' Den backed, Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise conference.

Masterclasses for Razzamataz Theatre schools StudentsMasterclasses for Razzamataz Theatre schools Students

23rd January 2018

Aspiring Razzamataz performers are given the chance to work with a top industry professional.

GDPR: Are You Ready For The Changes?GDPR: Are You Ready For The Changes?

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.

Special Dreams and Memories Made for Razzamataz Students at Disneyland® ParisSpecial Dreams and Memories Made for Razzamataz Students at Disneyland® Paris

1st December 2017

Razzamataz students travelled to Disneyland® Paris for a special performance opportunity.

Razzamataz Children Perform with BGT Winners CollabroRazzamataz Children Perform with BGT Winners Collabro

27th October 2017

Youngsters from Razzamataz Cambridge will be performing alongside Collabro.

Razzamataz Theatre Schools Children Perform For Disneyland® Paris AnniversaryRazzamataz Theatre Schools Children Perform For Disneyland® Paris Anniversary

20th October 2017

Razzamataz Theatre Schools children take part in a special performance during Disneyland® Paris anniversary.

Young Fundraisers Have Fun in PyjamasYoung Fundraisers Have Fun in Pyjamas

16th October 2017

Youngsters from Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been raising money for the company’s charity Future Fund.

In Celebration of World Teachers DayIn Celebration of World Teachers Day

9th October 2017

Razzamataz Theatre Schools fully support the development of the hundreds of teachers who work across the network of theatre schools.

Work Life Week: Getting the Balance RightWork Life Week: Getting the Balance Right

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.

Announcing Winners of Prestigious Performing Arts ScholarshipAnnouncing Winners of Prestigious Performing Arts Scholarship

18th September 2017

Scholarship winners will be taking up their places with their local Razzamataz schools in September.

Finding a Place in the World Through Performing Arts with Razzamataz Theatre SchoolsFinding a Place in the World Through Performing Arts with Razzamataz Theatre Schools

21st August 2017

Razzamataz Theatre Schools allow children to find their place in the world through performing arts.

Razzamataz Theatre Schools Announces Incredible Opportunity for StudentsRazzamataz Theatre Schools Announces Incredible Opportunity for Students

3rd July 2017

Razzamataz Theatre Schools will be hosting a gala performance at the indigo at The 02 on Sunday 18th November 2018.

Razzamataz Theatre Schools Is Rewarded With 5 Star SatisfactionRazzamataz Theatre Schools Is Rewarded With 5 Star Satisfaction

29th June 2017

In the Smith & Henderson survey Razzamataz Theatre Schools was scored so highly that they received a 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction Award.

Finding The Fun In Performing At A Razzamataz Summer SchoolFinding The Fun In Performing At A Razzamataz Summer School

12th May 2017

Throughout the UK Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisees are offering fun and affordable summer schools.

Razzamataz Sheffield Student Gives Back To The NHSRazzamataz Sheffield Student Gives Back To The NHS

10th May 2017

After her diagnosis and the care she received from the NHS, Ellie Channer was determined to give something back.

Razzamataz Are Searching For Performing Arts PotentialRazzamataz Are Searching For Performing Arts Potential

27th April 2017

Aspiring performing artists can win a year's place at a local Razzamataz Theatre School with The Stage newspaper.

Razzamataz Theatre Schools Welcomed To bfaRazzamataz Theatre Schools Welcomed To bfa

24th April 2017

The Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise is delighted to be welcomed into the British Franchise Association (bfa).

Razzamataz To Launch Performing Arts Classes at EurocampRazzamataz To Launch Performing Arts Classes at Eurocamp

20th April 2017

A dance competition is to be held to celebrate the launch of the new Razzamataz Performing Arts classes at Eurocamp.

Rock Challenge and Razzamataz Team UpRock Challenge and Razzamataz Team Up

16th March 2017

Razzamataz Theatre Schools is proud to be sponsoring Rock Challenge in various venues across the UK.

Razzamataz joins top dance professionals at MOVE ITRazzamataz joins top dance professionals at MOVE IT

20th February 2017

Charlotte Young, Principal of Razzamataz West Cumbria has been asked to return this year to MOVE IT to inspire more youngsters who dream of dancing.

What Our Franchisees Say

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


“It was 10 years ago that I left hairdressing and for anyone thinking that it is too late to change their careers I would say step out of your comfort zone and just do it. I never thought I would be able to and it’s the best thing I have done and wished I’d done it years ago!”Pam Dixon, Razzamataz Dumfries


“The support from Head Office is fantastic and they are always there to listen and to guide you through. You are getting advertising/marketing ideas, contacts and systems provided for you that you may not have if you were to open an independent school.”Amy Latchman, Razzamataz Rickmansworth.


Why Choose Us

TWO franchises for the price of ONE!

Affordable part time performing arts lessons

One of Dragons Den most successful investments!

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