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Franchising with Theatretrain

Start your own Theatre Training Company and make a difference doing something you love

How It Works…

Our packages

Executive Package

£19995 +VAT

No management fees for the duration of the initial 5 year contract makes this the perfect opportunity for you if you’re ready to commit to a full-time business straight away. You can offer performing arts sessions at unlimited locations across your franchise territory to maximise the return on your investment quickly.      

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Part-time Package

£14995+VAT

If you’re looking for a part-time business opportunity, then six to ten hours per week working from home plus 3.5 hours at your Theatretrain centre, is a great option to consider. Management fees are percentage-based to facilitate a more relaxed pace of growth but the option to switch to standard flat-rate fees is available should you wish to expand your business in the future.

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Artist Package

£4995+VAT

With a reduced flat-rate franchise fee for the duration of the initial 5-year contract, this is the perfect package if you want to build a full-time business with unlimited income potential. With the flexibility to work around personal and family commitments, you can build from a minimum three hours of weekend classes for 3-18 year-olds to a full schedule of mid-week sessions, holiday programmes and nursery- and school-based activities.

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What’s the catch?

It’s smart to question any business opportunity that feels too good to be true. We want you to make the best decision for yourself and for our future performers, which is why you should ask yourself if owning your own theatre training company is right for you.

Are you ready to commit to leading a creative team and taking responsibility for the training of young performers? We have high standards, and we hope you do too. If you have the passion and drive to make this opportunity into something incredible, we’re here to support you!

kate louise smith
kate louise smith
2023-07-24
Just back from a wonderfully inspiring conference weekend with all the TT team! New ideas fantastic support and strong plans for the path ahead! Thank you 😊
Theatretrain Cambridge
Theatretrain Cambridge
2023-07-24
Thank you for a brilliant Theatretrain Conference 2023. It was brilliant to get together and discuss ideas ready for the new academic year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
rebecca mason
rebecca mason
2023-05-16
I recently attended a series of business coaching sessions with Jenny at Theatretrain Head Office, which were very rewarding and I am thankful for her commitment to helping me improving my business. Jenny understood what my challenges were, and opened my eyes to opportunities I hadn't considered by giving me practical advice and actions which I had previously thought were out of my reach. Jenny is a very supportive individual who genuinely cares- that really does make a difference, especially when you are feeling low. She has inspired me to continue on to improve my business.
melanie dykes
melanie dykes
2023-05-10
Just recently as Company Directors/ franchisees we were offered 6 weeks FREE training in Business coaching and Accountability. What a brilliant FREE resource and support to have from HQ. It has transformed my companies, my attitude and also made me reflect on how much time I could use more productively and how much time I can save whilst building my companies and becoming a professional business owner. Both my companies have had a significant rise in students. This beneficial course has changed my approach to my business, my time and attitude. Not only have the tools, tips, processes and new ideas being transformational in business, they have helped personally. I have stopped smoking, bought a new fridge freezer, cleared the garage (after 10 years) and I hope to be able to buy a new cooker very shortly. The vision board is powerful!! Thank you Jenny for your knowledge, ideas and support through out this effective process.
Julia Dodd
Julia Dodd
2023-05-05
I am so inspired, informed and impatient to start my business following this training. The days were organised brilliantly. Everything was presented clearly: divided into a day focusing on the marketing and business side of Theatretrain, with another day on the creative aspect. We were encouraged to ask questions and offer opinions, leaving me feeling both valued and well equipped to start my own Theatretrain Centre. I began the training with some trepidation about the amount of tasks involved to get the centre up and running, but both Jenny and Kevin have broken it all down into clear and manageable tasks. I have had a really productive week as a result and am delighted that I now have my launch date! Thank you so much.
Kate Barnes
Kate Barnes
2023-05-04
Thank you to Jenny, a really helpful, inspiring course. Lots of good advice & helpful tips. Jenny really helped me think about my strategies & business plan & i now feel ready to grow as a business owner!
Anneka
Anneka
2023-05-04
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the Theatretrain Head Office business coaching course. Jenny's expertise and guidance have been incredibly valuable, and I can confidently say that I have found the course to be immensely helpful in my journey as a professional business owner. Thanks to Jenny's insightful instruction, I now feel equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to effectively manage my business operations and navigate the complexities of the industry. I have left feeling energised, enthusiastic and excited for the future.
Erin Griffiths
Erin Griffiths
2023-05-04
Fantastic coaching. The 6 weeks of supportive, motivating and encouraging sessions to develop our professional business strategy was brilliant thank you
Jessica Fairfield
Jessica Fairfield
2023-04-21
I have been part of Theatretrain for over 10 years now and have loved every minute! Running my own school is so rewarding and also fits in around life as a busy mum. The team at head office are really supportive too.
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Starting a company FAQs

The Company Director role in Theatretrain is the cornerstone of our operating model and the most important one to ensure we deliver high-quality work in training, rehearsals and performances. It’s a rewarding role with multiple tasks fully laid out in our franchisees’ operating manual; you will receive training, coaching and mentoring from one of our senior team members.

Yes! This is a franchise which you own and operate autonomously. As part of your franchisee package, Theatretrain will support you through all stages, from concept and setup to ongoing growth. We will provide guidelines, methodology and knowledge on every aspect of your business. We expect all our franchisees to follow those guidelines to ensure consistency and the best outcome for our students and parents.

This depends on how many sessions and young performers you can attract to your company. We have models of projected income and can show examples from our current team, a large number of whom have worked with us for many years.

On average, with moderate success, our directors earn £30K-£50K per year, rising to £70K-£80K.

You can book a call with Jenny Dowsett to register your interest and have a general chat about the opportunity.

 

The whole process is a two-way street. While it is important that you choose the opportunity that is right for you, we must carefully select Company Directors who share our values and purpose. We follow a customer-focused process to help potential Company Directors learn more about the opportunities we offer. At each stage of this process, we will check if you want to proceed.

It combines the two essential parts of high-quality training: working on the self – individual skills in sessions – and then using those skills in a team to make theatre for an audience.

Performing in a range of professional theatres welds the company. It’s fun too! The fun is in the work.

A local population with enough young people. Funnily enough, the presence of other performing arts and children’s activities sessions demonstrates a need in the area. Our specialist mapping software allows for insightful analysis of the demographic in a potential business territory. Don’t worry – our team will help you select a location and venue that’s ideal.

In short, it’s to be different from school. We’re a theatre company, and we want parents and students to identify separately from their school life. We make sure to mark out the space so that our students can truly step into a different world. A world where their imagination can run wild. And that world is theatre.

The Company Director leads a theatre team who are not teachers, but musical directors, choreographers, and directors. You are more than a school…you make theatre.

Find out more about starting your own theatre company with Theatretrain…

Book a call with Jenny or leave a message to talk about your thoughts, hopes and ideas, and how to take the first step toward owning your own performing arts company!