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Franchise Case Study: Zoe McKibbin, Razzamataz Edinburgh and Glasgow South

Meet multiple franchise owner with Razzamataz Theatre Schools Zoe McKibbin, age 27 from Glasgow. Zoe took over the Edinburgh school in 2016 and Glasgow South in 2018. Whats your ...

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Enter the New Dragon

Martial arts millionaire and former friend and bodyguard to Michael Jackson has come on board to take a Dragons Den backed business to new levels. Matt Fiddes is an entrepreneur a...

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Franchise theatre school invests in supporting mental health

As primary and secondary schools open up across the country, one theatre school with more than 50 franchises across the UK, has reached out to support the mental health of its fra...

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Bringing back confidence to the nation's children #MoreThanJustATheatreSchool

When schools closed in March, much was talked about children missing out on education and the problems that might arise. As the weeks turned into months, what became apparent was t...

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National theatre school franchise opens its doors to students

A national chain of theatre schools is delighted to have welcomed their first students back to the classroom in a hugely successful summer school reopening. After completing a new ...

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Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise responds to arts crises

The world has changed and the impact the pandemic has had on theatre schools has been huge. However, the ones that are quickly rebuilding are the ones that never stopped communicat...

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Franchise theatre school network's extensive plans for reopening

The year 2020 was supposed to be a year of celebrations for a theatre school franchise, which kicked off with a conference in London and luxury boat cruise. The Dragons Den backed...

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The realities of taking a theatre arts school online

Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been working with children for the last twenty years and has almost 50 schools across the UK, providing work for hundreds of teachers and a financial...

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Franchise theatre school continues to financially support students

For the graduates of 2020, the normal round of parties, proms and celebrations have all been put on hold. Whats more concerning is the uncertainty surrounding their futures and th...

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Franchise theatre school extends support to families over the summer

Traditionally, the six-week summer holiday has provided a chance for children and their families to take a break from the routine. With the closure of schools and the disruptions t...

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Theatre school welcomes new franchisees despite a global pandemic

With more than twenty years experience behind them, a Dragons Den backed theatre school franchise is delighted to announce a number of new franchisees have completed their traini...

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Club Hub Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Club Hub was delighted to announce 15 award winners for 2020 at an online event on Saturday 16 May. Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz Theatre Schools was awarded t...

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Franchise theatre school network continues to support talented youngsters with thousands of pounds worth of training

Despite the closure of schools across the UK, a Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise wanted to continue offering incredible opportunities to young people with a passion for...

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Franchise Theatre School Students Show Support For NHS and Community

We may be living in strange times but that hasn't stopped a franchise theatre school network of students, families and staff from reaching out and doing some wonderful things to he...

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Supporting New Parents Through The Pandemic

Having a baby and toddler is a blessing but it of course comes with its challenges. Through this pandemic, the difficulties have manifested for everyone so it's no wonder parents a...

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Join us for a free Discovery Den webinar to understand franchising

Across the world, people have had to dramatically change the way they live and work. Health worries aside, the impact of Covid-19 looks set to be far reaching and will impact the w...

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Huge investment into online platform excites franchisees

Thousands of pounds have already been invested in creating online content for performing arts students, and this is just the first stage in bringing much needed stability to childr...

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Franchise Theatre School Offers Online Platform To Support Students

The closure of schools across the UK is having a huge impact on families. The disruption to daily life is simply unprecedented and the cost in terms of both physical and mental hea...

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The Benefits of Buying An Existing Franchise

Franchising in the UK is on an upward trajectory. Generating more than 15 billion for the UK economy, more entrepreneurs are seeing the benefits of the low-risk venture compared ...

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Celebrating the Growth of Young Entrepreneurs

Franchising continues to go from strength to strength, contributing 17.2 billion to UK plc and employing 710,000. With a clear route to success, it is proving popular with young e...

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Franchise theatre school takes on step challenge

To celebrate twenty years of being amazing, a franchise theatre school is asking all of its students to get involved in a national event for charity, testing their fitness, determi...

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Dragons' Den kids - Where Are They Now?

In 2007, four children entered BBC's Dragons' Den for the first time to help support a pitch for a theatre school franchise. Now, 13 years later, you won't believe what those child...

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Club Hub Awards 2020 - Finalists Announced

The Club Hub award finalists for 2020 were announced on 2 March. 90 finalists, across 15 award categories, have been shortlisted from a total of 1019 applications, representing 38...

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Inspire imagination to shape futures

The place of performing arts in early childhood has been firmly established. Participation creates an enjoyable activity as well as developmental achievements. But most importantly...

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Franchise Theatre School Join Top Dance Professionals at MOVE IT

Thousands of professional performers and teachers apply but only a select handful get chosen to teach at the prestigious MOVE IT event on 13-15 March at Excel London. MOVE IT is t...

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Franchise theatre school invests in teams with creative workshops

The heart and soul of any theatre school are the team of teachers and staff who work tirelessly to inspire and bring the very best out of its students. As part of its #20YearsAmazi...

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Theatre school franchise scores their highest franchisee satisfaction rating to date

As part of its twenty year birthday activities, a franchise theatre school asked its franchisees for a satisfaction rating and was delighted with the response. In fact, results are...

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Stepping back in time to Dragons' Den

It's been more than 13 years since the original jingle stole the hearts of the business leaders in BBCs Dragons' Den and now we are delighted to reveal a new jingle, reflecting a n...

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Scholarship legacy for theatre school students

A theatre school franchise has been working with The Stage newspapers since 2008 to offer a full year's scholarship to attend one of their schools across the UK. At the Awards even...

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Franchise gives singer and vocal coach the next step in her career

Katrina Melling is the Principal of Razzamataz High Wycombe. She took the leap from being a freelance vocal coach to owning a theatre school and is enjoying this next challenge in ...

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Happy Birthday Razzamataz

A day and night of joyful celebration was the perfect way to welcome Razzamataz Theatre Schools to its twentieth year in business. The franchise theatre school celebrated turning 2...

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Happy Culture Creates Longevity

With twenty years of business behind them, much of the success of the Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise is creating a happy culture among franchisees and also staff. A ...

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Principal Returns To First Love as Theatre School Owner

Michaela Crumpton is the Principal of Razzamataz Bristol South, having taken the leap from the school's singing teacher to taking over the business. Background I have been throug...

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Razzamataz - Franchisor Interviews

In our latest Franchisor Interview, we spoke with Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz Theatre Schools, to get a deeper insight into what makes the Razzamataz franchi...

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Making Memories And Inspiring Futures

Being part of a national theatre school franchise, the people working within it acknowledge it is a privilege to be part of the lives of children and their families. Principals of ...

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Theatre School Announced in The Top 100 Franchises in The UK

A theatre school franchise is delighted to announce that they have just been named as one of the top 100 in franchising in the UK. Elite Franchise Magazine has revealed that Razzam...

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How To Balance a Financial and Flexible Career With The Life of aPerformer

Alison Beveridge was just 23 when she took over Razzamataz Durham. As an actress, she had a good understanding of what it took to run a drama class but no business knowledge, which...

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How To Turn Your Passion Into Your Business

Victoria Cooper-Jones has had two very successful careers before joining Razzamataz Theatre Schools and opening Razzamataz Queens Park and Razzamataz Belsize Park. From ballet danc...

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Performing Arts School Franchise Returns To Her Majesty's Theatre

Children dreaming of a life as a performer got the opportunity of a lifetime with the chance to perform on a West End stage. Soaking up the history and atmosphere of Her Majesty's ...

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Longevity in a Theatre School Franchise

As a theatre school franchise prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, we mark the achievements of some of the first franchisees who came on board during the very early days. R...

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National Photoshoot For Young Performing Students

Lights, camera, action. Students who attend a national theatre school franchise have been given the exciting opportunity to attend a professional photo shoot with esteemed performi...

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Change In Circumstance Created Change In Career

Andrea White has the theatre arts running through her veins. But even someone with her vast experience has found that joining a successful theatre school franchise has made all the...

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A Christmas Gift of Confidence For New Parents

This holiday season consider ditching the plastic toys or high-tech gadgets and give an experience' gift that could have a huge impact on someone's life. It's no surprise that ha...

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Building a Theatre Arts Business

Deborah Laws is the Principal of Razzamataz Plymouth and combines 11 successful years of Razzamataz with running her own dance school, being a mum and a commitment to her own CPD. ...

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How To Run a Theatre School With No Experience

Mum of two Georgia Davies had been running her own businesses for 22 years. After more than a year of speaking to Razzamataz, she decided to take the plunge and open her own theatr...

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From Accountant To Theatre School Principal

Like many mums, after having her two children, Claire Walford was inspired to find fulfilling work that she could do alongside her commitments as a parent. Having been an accountan...

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Twenty Years of Memories

When Aleasha Wallace was just twelve years-old, little did she know that joining a local theatre school would have life-changing effects. Aleasha was one of the first ever students...

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Stars of Hit Shows Work With Theatre School Franchise

Today's musical theatre shows are reaching out to a younger audience and talking to them like never before. Go to any West End or touring show and the audience will be packed with ...

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How to Capture The Power of a Brand

The need to stand out in a crowded market in today's overwhelming world where we are constantly bombarded with multi-media messages, requires a sophisticated approach to marketing ...

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Theatre school franchise celebrate alumni's achievements

A business that allows you to be part of a young person's life journey is an incredible gift and one that is celebrated at a national franchise theatre school. In 2020, Razzamataz ...

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Award success for theatre school franchise

With almost 20 years of successful business behind them, the team at a national theatre school franchise is celebrating a number of high-profile award nominations and accolades. T...

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Mum launches franchise business for a better life/work balance

For mum of three, quitting a secure job to start her own franchise business was a chance that she knew she needed to take for a better balance between her home life and work. It wa...

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Quality delivered at theatre school franchise

Until recently, there has been no formal guidelines to assist parents in choosing how to select an activity for children. That has now changed thanks to the Children's Activities A...

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Franchise theatre school takes to the high seas

Opportunities for students that attend a Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise just keep getting better and better. Principals and Head Office staff have just returned from ...

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PJs for pounds to raise money for charity

Our students have gone on to make names for themselves in hit West End shows such as Hamilton and Matilda as well as TV series and films. In order for them to fulfil their dreams, ...

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Opportunities after Thomas Cook

The sad news of Thomas Cook's demise has been particularly poignant for the Founder and MD of a Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise. In light of the news, she wants to rea...

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Take us back to Disney

The magic of Disney has triumphed again with a franchise theatre school set to return to Disneyland Paris but this time with well over 1,000 people to celebrate their 20th anniver...

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20 years of being AMAZING

In 2020, Razzamataz will celebrate turning 20. From humble beginnings, the franchise theatre school has built a network of inspiring franchisees. As part of our celebration, we spe...

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Multi-award winning young tech entrepreneur to work with franchise network

Described by The Sunday Times as one of the most influential teenagers on the planet,' Ben Towers is delighted to be working with Dragons' Den backed Razzamataz to inspire more en...

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Franchise theatre school to host PAW Patrol workshops

Keep the toddlers calm because a Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise has some big news. The network of UK theatre schools has teamed up with a Channel 5 favourite to offer...

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Day in the Life of a Razzamataz Franchisee

Want to know what it is like to be part of the Razzamataz family? Take a peak inside a day in the life of two of our Principals. Matthew Aitchison, Principal of Razzamataz West Cu...

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Bright futures for theatre trained students

If you think being a parent in today's world is hard, take a moment to consider what it is like for children. With increased pressure from school, distractions with social media a...

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Dragons' Den winner launches competition for students

Dragons' Den, the BBC television series has created some of most successful British businesses. Now, one of the most memorable contestants to appear in the Den, is giving back and ...

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Career Expansion with a Franchise

Taking your business a step further can be daunting. You may have years of experience running a dance school or drama classes for children but are unsure of how to keep moving forw...

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Young talented performers awarded funding for their futures

A record number of young performers attended an audition to secure funding for their future, thanks to a charity set up by a franchise theatre school. The Future Fund auditions ar...

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New franchisees join Dragons' Den backed business as it prepares for its 20-year celebration

Although it has almost been 20 years since it began and almost 13 since the owner stepped into BBC's Dragons' Den, the new recruits joining the theatre school franchise still remem...

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Tiny Tots Celebrate Turning One

The new franchise offering from a Dragons' Den backed business has just turned one and proved that performing arts is beneficial to babies and their parents. Razzamataz Early Year...

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Quality assurance guaranteed in children's franchise sector

Children's pre-school and extracurricular activities have been proved to have many beneficial effects. However, computers, screens and the X-box have become children's main source ...

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Twenty Years Of Being Outstanding

At the turn of the millennium, a former performer struck upon an idea to share her passion for her industry. Denise Hutton-Gosney's life had been changed through her love for danc...

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Young people lead the way with positive environmental changes

The news feeds are buzzing with actions of young people concerned about the environmental challenges. Teenagers and children are the ones speaking out about climate change and wan...

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How to get children off-line and having fun

Gaming and social media addiction are relatively new buzz words but ones that send shock waves to many parents. Extreme cases where a 13 year-old who gets heart palpitations every...

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The Benefits of Buying a Re-Sale Franchise

Nick Furlong was 22 and his girlfriend Gemma Hextall was just 21 when they bought re-sale franchise Razzamataz Sutton Coldfield in September 2015. They were both in the final year...

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Opportunity for talented youngsters to win thousands of pounds worth of training

Recent TV programme The Greatest Dancer showed that our fascination for a life on the stage and the world of performing arts is not slowing down. The BBC dance talent show saw danc...

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Finalists Announced at the EWIF Awards

With a mission to educate, inspire and empower more women into franchising, EWIF has just announced its 2019 finalists, including two entries from Razzamataz Theatre Schools. The ...

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Live online event to join Dragons' Den backed franchise

On Tuesday April 23 at 8pm, a British Franchise Association (bfa) Award winning franchisee is to host a live Discovery Den to share her incredible success story. Known as the bigg...

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Strategic Brand Partnership Raises Franchise Profile Nationally

A UK based theatre school franchise has boosted their standing with a partnership with iconic film company Warner Bros to help promote a major film. Dragons' Den backed theatre sc...

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Red carpet treatment for Razzamataz students

A UK based theatre school franchise has been selected to help promote a new film and work alongside 20th Century Fox. Razzamataz were approached to celebrate the launch of the hit...

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Can participation in the performing arts reduce exam stress?

Anxiety around exams are nothing new but now it seems stress is affecting children younger and younger. Students are constantly tested throughout their school life and the period o...

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Putting on a show at the annual Dragons' Den backed franchise conference

In the pursuit for outstanding, a Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise went above and beyond at their recent annual conference. With a No Business Like Show Business theme...

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Let's hear it for the boys

The benefits of performing arts have been well documented for children and young people. Improved fitness, confidence and social skills are just some of the reasons why parents enc...

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Thriving franchise sector shows no sign of slowing down

A recent report reveals the healthy state of the franchise sector and how during 2018, it produced a huge range of opportunities for those entering the market. At the launch of th...

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Creative industries shine a light for young people

The popularity in performing arts has led to a booming market in theatre schools. The creative industries are the fastest growing part of the UK's economy, one of the few sectors ...

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From Superheroes to Superstars

As a large and established theatre school franchise, we are in the privileged position of working with young people who continue to inspire us with the journeys they go on while th...

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Young performers light up the Indigo at The 02

One of London's most iconic music venues came alive with the passion of 400 young performers on Sunday 18th November with a special production from a franchise theatre school, who ...

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Franchise theatre school students head to London for photoshoot

A group of talented young performers from across the UK are travelling to London on the 15th November to one of the most prestigious performing arts publications in the UK. The you...

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Theatre school franchise expands into Ireland

A Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise is pushing its boundaries and expanding into Northern Ireland with the launch of a new product to join the successful network of scho...

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Razzamataz Conference Annual Awards Ceremony 2018

Razzamataz held their annual awards ceremony on Monday 29th January at North Lakes Hotel Penrith as well a full day of training, talks a cryptic chase and support to celebrate thei...

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You can be a VIP guest at our Fanciest ever discovery den!

Final rehearsals are taking place up and down the country as 400 students prepare to take to the stage at one of London's most iconic venues - and you can be there too! The indi...

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Why every child is special

Children come in all shapes and sizes and will look just as different on the outside as they feel on the inside. When it comes to little ones, there should really be no one size f...

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Business building with theatre school franchise

Being in business can feel like a lonely place and keeping up with current trends in marketing, PR and general business practice can feel like an on-going and very costly challenge...

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Students take to the West End stage

It is probably the hottest ticket in town and boasts a stellar line up of extraordinary talent. Hamilton is the smash-hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and has been a world-wide se...

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Iconic music venue set to welcome young performers

Final rehearsals are taking place up and down the country as 400 students prepare to take to the stage at one of London's most iconic venues. It has hosted everything from the NME ...

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Can't afford a franchise, think again!

Franchise businesses have proved themselves to be a sound investment financially for many people. Whether you are new to business or have run companies before, the franchise route ...

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Razzamataz - this is ME! A place to be ME

One of the stand out films of the year has to be The Greatest Showman, a musical loosely based on the life of PT Barnum and his circus. The universal themes will relate to most aud...

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Franchise theatre school joins forces with Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

The Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise Razzamataz is collaborating with Warner Bros. Pictures' new release Teen Titans GO! to the Movies to celebrate this exciting feel-g...

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New territories and new Principals for theatre school franchise

It is exciting times in the Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise with new school openings across the UK, the third school to open in Essex and a new product launching for t...

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Razzamataz among the winners at the bfa Awards

Known as the biggest and most influential event in the franchising world, Razzamataz was delighted to be among the winners at the British Franchise Association (bfa) Awards 2018. ...

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Financing your franchise

One of the major stumbling blocks for many entrepreneurs at the start of their journey is raising enough finance to support their business. With independent research showing th...

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Franchise training keeps up with demand

The success of the franchise industry has enabled more people to run their own businesses, even if this is the first time they have considered such a venture. With an experienced f...

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Too poor for performing arts

Social mobility and diversity in the arts have been hotly debated over the years with fears that working-class children are being denied the opportunity to participate due to risin...

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Finalists announced at the bfa Awards

Known as the biggest and most influential event in the franchising world, the finalist for the British Franchise Association (bfa) Awards have been announced. Among the finalist ar...

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Theatre school students sing with West End star

From the West End to Broadway, Kerry Ellis has starred in some of the most iconic shows as well as achieving chart-topping success as a recording artist. As a mother of two you...

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Dragons' Den backed business launches new incentive for franchisees

To add to its long list of Awards, incentives and support initiatives, Razzamataz Theatre Schools has launched its Franchisee of the Term. This will help to further recognise and r...

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Successful Dragons' Den backed business launches new franchise

A brand-new business offering has just launched from a BBC Dragons' Den backed franchise, to appeal to those looking for a part-time enterprise. Perhaps you are a parent wanting t...

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Franchise business is rewarded with 5 Star Satisfaction for second consecutive year

A part-time theatre school franchise has joined the ranks of the elite after their own franchisees provided feedback for an industry survey for a second year in a row. In the Smit...

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Dancing with Darcey for Franchise Theatre School Students

Students from the theatre school franchise who had the opportunity to dance with Darcey Bussell. Enthusiastic students from a franchise theatre school got the incredible opportuni...

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Franchise Theatre School Supports Ugandan Student

A theatre school based in Sutton Coldfield are paying for a child to attend school in Uganda, after finding out just how little money it costs for them to access schooling but how ...

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Razzamataz Gets Behind National Be Kind Campaign

A franchise national theatre school is backing ITV's This Morning's newly launched Be Kind campaign. The idea is to be able to offer key advice and an anti-bullying message follow...

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Creating Healthy Habits in the Young

We all know that we should be drinking more water and eating more fruit and vegetables but sometimes it is difficult to get that message out to children when there are so many unhe...

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Positive Friendship Goals

From tots to teens, finding new experiences for a child is an important part of the development process. Whatever age the child is, it can be challenging to join in with a new cla...

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Teamwork Triumphs at Dragons' Den Backed Franchise Conference

It is said that teamwork makes the dream work' and that couldn't be more true than at the recent conference for the BBC's Dragons' Den backed theatre school franchise. Many entre...

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GDPR: Are you ready for the changes?

In May 2018, the Data Protection Act (DPA) will be replaced by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This more robust set of regulations will have tougher punishments...

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A Chance to Shine at Christmas Time

As the festive season approaches, children across the UK are getting their moment in the spotlight thanks to a theatre school franchise. Students who attend Razzamataz Theatre Scho...

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