Could you run a performing arts school?

Running a performing arts school could be just the change of career that you could be looking for. Regardless of your experience in the arts, the one skill that you will need is the ability to understand marketing and recruitment.

From recruiting the very best teachers to the ability to understand PR and marketing to find students, running a theatre school takes a whole host of skills.

The good news is that you don’t need to have had previous experience if you go down the franchise route. What you will need is a can-do attitude, bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Do you have what it takes?
If you can answer yes to the following questions, a performing arts school could be just what you are looking for.

  1. Do you have a passion for the arts?
  2. Can you lead a team of people?
  3. Do you want to inspire children and young people?
  4. Do you have a positive outlook?
  5. Are you committed to making your business a success?
  6. Do you have the time needed to dedicate to running your own performing arts school?
  7. Are you a go-getter?

Are you a parent searching for a theatre school for your child? If so, make sure the school you are looking at has a leader with all these qualities.

Jessica Chandler Smith, Principal of Razzamataz Brentwood

Is it right for me?
Whether you are a recent graduate or a granny, running a performing arts school is within your reach if you follow a tried and tested structure, such as a successful franchise business. Going it alone is an option for those who are confident that they can keep up with the ever-changing PR & Marketing methods as well as laws surrounding child safety. For those looking for flexibility to work around a family, a theatre school is a great option especially when you consider you can take off all the school holidays.

Could I succeed?
One of our top performing franchisees is turning over £250k so if you have the will to succeed then we have all the support and training to help you to get there. Whether that’s through yearly Conferences, regional meetings, Skype support calls, free training sessions and regular webinars there really is no end of options available.

Finding your teachers
Your teams of teachers are the lifeblood of your school. No matter how good a leader you are, your team is crucial to the success of the school. Razzamataz has years of experience in recruiting and retaining great teachers and with an abundance of opportunities on offer, we are always keen to hear from potential candidates. Contact [email protected] to register your interest in teaching in the UK and overseas.

Shanley, Principal of Derby with Nick and Gemma, Principals of Sutton Coldfield with fellow franchisees at the Diversity workshop

Words of advice
Jessica Chandler Smith age 28 is a mum of two and is getting ready to open Razzamataz Brentwood: “I learnt so much at training that it really has made me feel prepared to open my theatre school. The Head Office team really make sure each and every angle is covered. I’ve very excited to be able to do what I love for a career and watch children grow and succeed.”
Shanley Booth, Principal of Razzamataz Derby: “As a former dancer, I knew that I wanted to stay in the industry because an office type job just would not have suited my personality. Although I have also been involved in the fitness industry, it is Razzamataz that has really provided me with stability and the chance to have a successful business.”
Nick Furlong and Gemma Hextall, Principals of Razzamataz Sutton Coldfield: “We have learnt that you should always have more to give. If you invest your time and energy into every part of the business, you see the rewards in student numbers and satisfaction. Our advice is to be positive, passionate and persistent.”

A performing arts school in action at Razzamataz York

The next steps
Make a time to attend a Discovery Den where you will have the opportunity to find out more about running a performing arts school and if the franchise route is the right one for you. Come prepared with lots of questions and learn as much about the franchisor as possible beforehand. Make sure you get to see an actual performing arts school in action to get a real feel for the business as well as chat to a current owner to get their feedback.
To have an informal chat to find out more, speak to our Franchisee Recruitment Manager Suzie McCafferty on Email: [email protected] or call 07793 054 233.