February 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Running a business which helps children realise their full potential and express their creativity can be highly rewarding and now one of the UK's most successful children’s activity franchises – Razzamataz Theatre Schools -- is looking for international partners to take the organisation global.
Aimed at 4-18 year olds Razzamataz classes consist of an hour of dance, drama and singing and the curriculum covers the whole spectrum of the performing arts, from classic West End musical theatre to commercial street dance and hip hop. Razzamataz also offer classes for the pre-school market under their Razz Tots programme as well as the children’s party market under their Razz Parties offering.
Razzamataz now has 38 part-time children’s theatre schools across the UK and has established partnerships with First Choice and Thomson to take its winning formula into its resorts as well as working with Universal Pictures . The company has been recognised by The Stage newspaper as one of the top five part-time theatre schools in the UK. The company shot to fame when it won investment on the highly regarded BBC Television show for budding entrepreneurs -- Dragons’ Den. Razzamataz is now acknowledged as one of the most successful companies to appear on the UK show so far.
More recently, the company has also established a link with the Top Talent Agency, the UK’s leading talent agency -- to help in its search for the stars of the future. As a result of this collaboration one of the success stories has included a student at the Sutton school, 11-year old Chad Wright, recently landing a starring role in the new TV advert for Branston Pickle! Razzamataz also have their own Charity, The Future Fund, which supports selected students in their continued professional development within the industry.
Company founder Denise Hutton Gosney said: "We are absolutely delighted for Chad and we have found that many of our students decide to enter the performing arts field after attending our schools. However, the majority of our students do it as a hobby and it is very rewarding to see their self-confidence grow."
Denise added: "We are now ready to roll out our proven business system world-wide and are seeking master franchisees to set up franchise networks in a wide number of countries. We have a particular interest in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the Middle East where we know children’s after school and weekend activities that combine health and fitness with the ability to develop confident young people is in high demand. We can see Razzamataz being a success in key ex pat and English speaking communities in particular. As well as opening their owned managed Razzamataz Theatre Schools, Master franchisees will be able to sub-franchise within their country and generate multiple revenue streams. Full support in terms of training, marketing and business systems will be provided by head office to help master franchisees establish and grow their business. Having a passion for the performing arts and working with children would be a distinct advantage but most important of all is having the right attitude and a determination to succeed in business. For the right person the potential financial rewards could be phenomenal."
Master Franchise licences start at £80,000 depending on the size of the master franchise territory and market potential. In addition, working capital will be required to develop the Razzamataz brand in your country.
For further information on an international franchise opportunity with Razzamataz please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0044 131 664 1218 or 0044 7793 054 233.
Aimed at 4-18 year olds the Razzamataz classes consist of an hour of dance, drama and singing and the curriculum covers the whole spectrum of the performing arts, from classic West End musical theatre to commercial street dance and hip hop. Razzamataz also offer classes for the pre-school market under their Razz Tots programme as well as the children’s party market under their Razz Parties offering.
Razzamataz has been recognised by The Stage newspaper as one of the top five part-time theatre schools in the UK.
The company hit the headlines in 2007 when it won investment in the highly regarded BBC television programme for budding entrepreneurs – Dragons’ Den. Razzamataz’s Managing director and founder Denise Hutton Gosney entered the show with some energetic students who performed the Razz jingle. Along with the memorable performance from the children, Denise impressed the panel with her vision for her part-time theatre school and managed to secure the investment necessary to take the company to the next stage of growth.
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