Drama Kids Franchise

Drama classes for children

In 1979, teacher Helen O'Grady began offering after-school drama classes to children in Perth, Australia. The positive response from both parents and students convinced O'Grady to open more studios. By 1987, she had opened 24 locations around Perth, operating under the Helen O'Grady Children's Drama Academy. The company began franchising in Australia in 1989 and first offered international master licenses in 1993. In 2000, the company began operations in the United States as Drama Kids International.
Drama Kids franchisees offer children age 5 to 17 drama classes at schools, community centers and churches. The program runs on a 40-week school year basis, made up of a single hour-long session per week. Each year ends with a performance for family and friends.

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The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Drama Kids
franchised business with a standard territory is between $33,800 and
$43,500. This includes $27,500 that must be paid to the franchisor or
its affiliate(s).
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a
Drama Kids franchised business with an optional expanded territory is
between $33,800 and $73,500. This includes $57,500 that must be paid to
the franchisor or its affiliate(s).

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How much does it cost to open a Drama Kids Franchise?

The investment required to open a Drama Kids Franchise is between $33,800-$73,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $27,500-$57,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Drama Kids name.

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When did the first Drama Kids open? 1979
When did Drama Kids start Franchising? 1989

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

1 day of regional training plus annual conference.

Classroom Training: 52 hours
Additional Training: Via webinar
Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Franchise can be run from home.

0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed.

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Drama Kids Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Drama Kids International Inc.
    15271 McGregor Blvd., #16-282
    Fort Myers, FL


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