Children's Drama Class

BBC Dragons’ Den success story celebrates fifteen-year anniversary

Children's Drama Class

Maintaining a high profile and working with some of the biggest names in performing arts has made Razzamataz Theatre Schools one of the biggest BBC Dragons’ Den success stories to date. This September marks the 15-year anniversary for the franchise business that shot to prominence after an investment from entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne and the dedicated team can’t wait to celebrate.

From humble beginnings, Razzamataz has achieved a huge amount of success and attracted high caliber partners along the way. These include First Choice Holidays, Universal Pictures, The Stage newspaper, Arts Awards and Top Talent agency to name but a few.

Each individual school also provides endless opportunities for students including the chance to perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End and many special guest workshops with professionals in the industry including street dancers Diversity and Urban Strides and performers from musicals such as Cats, The Sound of Music and Blood Brothers.

“Razzamataz has grown hugely since its foundation because it’s a business that never forgets what it exists for – to develop a love for the performing arts among children and by doing that to help them grow in confidence and maturity,” says Brian Attwood, former Editor of The Stage. “Plenty of organisations talk about access to the arts for all but Razzamataz is one that consistently and passionately delivers on its promise. It really has changed thousands of lives for the better.”

There are now more than 40 franchise schools across the UK and this year there is also plans for international expansion as well as recruiting more franchisees in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

“We offer our franchisees a very high level of support, lots of great opportunities to partner with respected names in the performing arts but we are still one of the most affordable franchise theatre school businesses in the UK,” explains Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz. “We are looking for committed, dedicated and energetic people who can pass on our performing arts passion to many more young people.”

Recent Razzamataz franchisee recruits include school teachers, graduates and professional performers.

Highlights from the last 15 years of Razzamataz include: teaching thousands of children at the First Choice Holiday Villages across Europe including a special guest performance from pop group The Saturday’s, working with The Stage newspaper to offer hundreds of students scholarships, performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, promoting two Barbie DVDs with Universal Pictures, launching a brand new website and presenting the first student with a cheque to go on to study performing arts at college through our very own charity Future Fund.

If you want to make 2015 the year you launch your own business with lots of support, make an appointment to come along to one of our regular but informal Discovery Den days in London, Carlisle, Glasgow or Sheffield to find out more about this exciting and flexible business opportunity.

To celebrate 15 years of business, Razzamataz is offering a special promotion with a £2,015 reduction for 2015, making the franchise fee £7,980 plus VAT.

To book a place contact franchisee recruitment manager Suzie McCafferty on E:[email protected] or call 07793 054 233 to find out more about the opportunities available. For further information visit