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Drama Classes for Children
Franchise Opportunities

Posted: 27th Feb 2019 Closing: 28th Jun 2019

Working for:
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy


The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy excels in developing children’s self-esteem and confidence through the use of drama. We provide a creative drama programme for young people and in some locations for adults. We also offer an exciting opportunity for energetic and enthusiastic teachers to run a business which includes teaching children, school holidays free and an attractive income.

Our success is measured not just by whether we make a profit, but by whether we make a difference. We understand the importance of children learning valuable life-skills which give them the ability to express themselves – all whilst having lots of fun.

Our self-development programme for children boosts confidence and self-esteem, and builds communication skills through our English drama programme.

By participating in fun drama classes they learn about social skills, while increasing their verbal communication and developing their imagination and creativity.


In our modern world, when young people rely so much on technology to communicate using texts, emails and social networking sites, it is crucial we nurture our children’s confidence to allow them to hold their heads up, speak clearly and present themselves well in all situations.  Principals worldwide have the support of schools and parents and demand for classes is growing.


We’re seeking energetic and enthusiastic individuals who have experience in the performing arts and working with young children. So, if you are looking to take a new career path, or the prospect of working term-time only is of interest to you, why not invest in a Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Franchise Business?

If you’re a motivated, people-orientated person who wants to own a business that enables you to have more flexibility in your life, work from home, make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and have control over your income, then we want to talk to you!


Investment Required:
To become part of the world’s largest community based children’s drama academy, you will be required to invest an initial sum of £2,000 for a part-time branch (2/3 days per week) and £3,000 for a full-time branch. A full-time branch costs between £10,000 and £15,000 and an interest free payment plan is available for both part-time and full-time academies.

The Academy year consists of three 12 week terms and with the exception of the August pre-enrolment period, school holidays can be enjoyed. The Franchise is operated from home, with teaching studios being established in suitable halls within the franchise territory. Hours of work are far less than other businesses of comparable income.

Profit projections for the UK are based on the level and number of students enrolled in an Academy and based on averages across the network. Franchisees can expect a net profit of approximately £35,000 with 200 students enrolled and over £80,000 with 500 students.

Best suited to:
Someone who is creative, loves working with children and who would like to run their own business. This job provides stimulation both when teaching or working in the office.

Finer Details

Type: Self Employed

Working Times:
Flexible working hours

Working at home or Office:
Home Based

Area: UK Wide

Contact Details

Name: Nigel Le Page

Telephone: 01481 200250

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Mum's view

Name: Beth

Location: North Leicestershire

How often do you work?
I work full time and teach twice a week. I can be flexible in the week and take a morning off to do something with my son. If I do this, I will catch up with work that evening or the next day. It is flexible!

How does the job fit around your family life?
As I work from home, my son is able to be with me as much as possible. We have a good balance of nursery, home time and work time.

How much time do you commit?
As much as I need to. It all depends on what needs to be done in the week. I do work Monday to Friday in the office.

Where do you carry out your work?
I work from home and have an office set up there. I have classes that run from Monday to Saturday and have two teachers that teach most of them for me.

Do you need a car?
Yes it is useful to have a car as my classes are quite spread out across the county.

Do you get support/training?
We get a huge amount of support and training which has been invaluable to running this business.

Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
As a mum, I am able to structure my working day around the needs of my son. I am able to balance being a mummy and running a business very well. There is flexibility, creativity and great amounts of job satisfaction in what we do.

Do you advertise?
Yes I do. It is essential to advertise and market our business.

Are there any downsides to the role?
Absolutely not!