Posted: 7th Jan 2020 Closing: 7th Apr 2020
Razzamataz Theatre School LTD
Razzamataz was created with a simple dream, to make performing arts available to all young people no matter their background or circumstances. We want to give children everywhere the chance to attend classes taught by experienced performers, who can give them the perfect introduction to the most wonderful industry in the world! To do this, we have ensured classes are affordable, our curriculum is fun and current, and attending our classes is made as easy as possible.
Over the years we have created a business system that helps keep costs down and class numbers up, bringing our classes to towns and villages as well as the larger cities.
Our business was established in 2000 and was backed in 2007 by BBC’s Dragons’ Den. Today franchising is allowing us to achieve our dream, because it gives the finest talent across the country the opportunity to own and manage a successful business whilst following a tried and tested system. It also means our franchisees can set up their school on their own doorstep, and bring their passion, talent and commitment to the young people of the local area.
We are now recruiting for exceptional franchisees in key regions in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. If you have a passion for performing arts, plenty of enthusiasm and energy and the desire to build a successful Razzamataz Theatre school in your area, please contact us today to take the first steps.
If this sounds like you, then let’s talk! Simply email or call us today for a FREE Franchise Information Pack.
£7,995 plus vat
30 hours per week.
Turnover in the region of 250k
Best suited to:
Performing arts background, teachers or experience in business or with children.
Name: Helen Bell
Family: Harrison aged 2 Now that Harrison is 2 he has joined our Razz Tots classes, seeing him benefit from the sessions every week and sing the songs at home really is very special. He loves coming to Mummy’s school!
How often do you work?
I can choose my hours and work when and where I want apart from Saturday when the school is running. I now have set days so I can focus on Razzamataz and continue its growth. At the moment I work Tues-days/Wednesdays/Thursdays, these are long days sometimes 12 hours but it does mean I can have Mondays/Fridays off with Harrison.
How does the job fit around your family life?
I can dictate the hours that I put in and the work can be done whenever and wherever I want. It’s perfect for family life because I know that I never have to worry if Harrison is ill and has to take time off school or I want to watch an assembly, I can just juggle the work to fit in around family commitments. As we run to a school timetable, I can also have the holidays off to spend with him.
How much time do you commit?
In the early days I was working pretty much seven days a week as I built my school and the team. Today, I have the staff and set up in place so I don’t plan to go back full-time anytime soon but I can still enjoy financial freedom, which is incredible.
Where do you carry out your work?
In the early days it was from home but I now have an office set up because I work closely with my team who help out with the admin side of the school. One of the advantages of this business is that you don’t need a fixed office and you can hire the space for the weekly classes, which keeps overheads low.
Do you need a car?
Yes ideally. I’ve often got props, costumes or uniform in the car so it would be difficult without your own transport. That said, some of our franchisees rope in their parents or partner to do the driving on class days so it could be done if you have the support.
Do you get support/training?
One of the biggest benefits is the continuous high level of support & training we receive. This is through face to face training, regular webinars, regional meetings, conferences and our dedicated support manager. It’s also beneficial that we can learn from other franchisees in the network. We also attend events with guest speakers from places such as Facebook and listen to motivational speakers.
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Without having the support and brand exposure of Razzamataz, I don’t believe I could ever have a theatre school of this size. Being a franchisee has allowed me the freedom to be an entrepreneur but with support. The structure has given me focus but it is not restrictive, so I can be creative with how I market and build my brand in my local area.
Do you advertise?
Yes it is crucial. We get regular training sessions on marketing and PR and of course social media so we stay up to date with the latest developments. I also get many customers through positive word of mouth but it is important to support this through advertising. Being part of a national network, I also get to take advantage of large scale opportunities.
Are there any downsides to the role?
I’m passionate about my work so sometimes it is hard to drag me away from my laptop! Now I’m a mum I have had to be more disciplined in this area and allow my team to take on more responsibility. However, it is hugely rewarding to be part of their career growth too. My assistant Principal started with me as a work experience placement and it is lovely to be a part of her career progression.