Fun and Affordable Performing Arts Franchise
Posted: 23rd Jan 2018 Closing: 23rd Apr 2018
Noodle Performance Arts
At Noodle Performance Arts, we are passionate about performing arts and dance and we want the children who come to our classes to love them as much as we do. Children learn best when they are enjoying themselves so the focus of all our sessions is to have fun.
Our story began in September 2011 when I realised lots of young people wanted the opportunity to dance, act and sing without having to take stressful exams or wear a strict uniform.
I decided to start my own classes which offered a more relaxed and affordable alternative to traditional stage and dance schools and valued children of all abilities. Noodle Performance Arts started life as a small performing arts class for preschool children in Sheffield.
Now the business has expanded to cater for a wider age range and classes are taught in venues all over Sheffield and Rotherham, as well as expanding to other areas of the UK.
Our affordable franchise package includes everything you need to run a successful performing arts business and also includes our very popular Noodle Parties package. Our themed character parties further utilise the skills and talents of our teachers, many of whom are professional performers.
£7500 + VAT Franchise Fee plus working capital for business (this includes both our performing arts and party businesses)
From 15 hours per week to start with, up to full time – depends on number of classes running. 9am-3pm Mon – Fri 9am-1.30pm Sat
Up to £95,000 turnover by end of year 2
Best suited to:
Those with training, experience or a passion for the performing arts or those with teaching experience of any kind.
Name: Nikki Johnson
Family: I am married to Simon and I have 4 children aged from 10 to 22
How does the job fit around your family life?
Running Noodle Performance Arts has given me more flexibility than I have ever had in my working life. Before starting Noodle, I was never able to do the school run and would struggle to go to school events, meetings and performances. My children also couldn't attend after-school activities. Looking back, we missed out on such a lot! Now, I have the freedom to do all these things and more!
How much time do you commit?
To start with, your Noodle franchise can fit nicely around your existing job/commitments. You could launch your business on around 15-20 hours per week – a lot will depend on whether you are teaching classes yourself or employing someone to do that for you. As your business grows, you will need to invest more time. This can be flexible – but it can become a full-time role if you want it to.
Where do you carry out your work?
For the first few years, I worked from home and hired out venues to run my classes in. I still hire out class venues, as this offers maximum flexibility, but I now have an office from which I work day to day.
Do you need a car?
Yes. Even if you are not teaching students yourself, you need to be able to be at your classes to ensure they are running to your satisfaction and that your customers are happy.
Do you get support/training?
We are very proud of the level of support we provide for our franchisees at Noodle. You will attend a one-week residential training course, followed up by a further week of training over a period of time. We also have an online training portal, operations manual and a whole wealth of resources for you to use. We are on hand at all times to help you and have a lovely group of supportive franchisees
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Noodle Performance Arts sets itself apart from other, more traditional stage and theatre schools. We do not insist on expensive uniforms or stressful exams and our affordable class prices mean we are more accessible to parents. We focus on improving confidence whilst learning new skills and having lots of fun! We really do put children centre stage.
Do you advertise?
Many of our new customers come to us from personal recommendations, which is great. We use social media to engage with potential customers as well as selected local advertisers. As a franchisee, we would help you to find the best and most cost-effective way of advertising your new business and there are marketing/advertising packages included in your initial fee.
Are there any downsides to the role?
Starting any business is hard work - if it wasn’t, everyone would be a successful entrepreneur! To make the most of the opportunities offered by your Noodle franchise, you will need drive and a determination to succeed – everything else we can help you with!