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Franchising with Theatretrain
Start your own Theatre Training Company and make a difference doing something you love
How It Works…
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.
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.
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.
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!
Starting a company FAQs
The first step is booking a call or filling in an application form.
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!