Razzamataz founder Denise Hutton-Gosney with Dragons’ Den investor, Duncan Bannatyne.
Razzamataz, the theatre school, has launched a new low-cost franchise to appeal to those looking for a part-time, flexible opportunity in children’s performing arts.
The new offering, Razzamataz Early Years, is also suitable for those who do not have the relevant experience that is required for its theatre school franchise.
Denise Hutton-Gosney, managing director and founder of Razzamataz, explains: “We run regular Discovery Den sessions across the UK where we meet many different potential franchisees.
“We can spot quite quickly who will make wonderful theatre school principals but we also felt that many had lots of enthusiasm and potential but just not enough experience or time commitment to launch their own Razzamataz Theatre School. This is why we launched our Early Years franchise, which doesn’t require the same time or performing arts experience as our regular theatre school.”
The new opportunity offers a brand new class, Razz Tiny Tots, which is especially designed for babies aged from six to 24 months along with their parent or carer. The franchise also includes its established products of Razz Tots for children age two and three and Razz Minis for those aged four and five.
Hutton-Gosney continues: “These classes will be run during the week rather than a Saturday and unlike the main school, there won’t be an end of year show to organise. This makes the franchise much more accessible to a wide range of people who can combine it with another part-time job or looking after children.”
Razzamataz says that another benefit to its Early Years franchise is that it only requires a minimal financial outlay compared to many other franchises. The franchise fee is £5,000 plus VAT and there is a £2,500 launch marketing budget.
As a special launch incentive, the company has announced that it is looking for three dynamic franchisees to pilot its product in return for a 50 per cent discount. This reduces the franchise fee to only £2,500 plus VAT.
Hutton-Gosney adds: “Although the price of the franchise is less, each franchisee will receive full support and training. We are very excited about our new product because we will be able to welcome a much wider circle of franchisees to our friendly network.”