All about Drama Kids

Drama Kids offers an engaging and enriching drama programme for children. We focus on increasing children’s confidence and self-esteem, all while they enjoy themselves and form lasting friendships.

Behind the Franchising Curtain

why choose drama kids?

  • Unique and professional drama programme with over 45 years of proven results.
  • Great work/life balance with flexible business model.
  • High earning potential and valuable asset with high resale value.
  • Low-risk and cost-effective way to start a business.
  • Training and support to build necessary skills and experience.
  • Powerful global brand with established reputation.
  • Highly rewarding career enriching children’s lives.

Joining as a Franchisee:

Embracing the role of a Principal and owning your own Drama Kids Franchise means that you will play a pivotal part in guaranteeing the success and growth of your Academy.

This encompasses Safeguarding, Administration, Staff and Academy Management duties, and ensuring your drama teachers deliver lessons in line with the Drama Kids ethos of “developing confidence, communication and creativity”.

And the Head Office team is here to support and guide you every step of the way, ensuring your path is not just smooth but also incredibly rewarding. We provide comprehensive training before, during and after your Academy Launch.

Your training will also remain an ongoing process, and you’ll have continuous access to support and expert advice. Plus, you’ll benefit from regularly updated curriculum materials, administrative, and marketing resources.

Our Ethos:

The Academy’s ethos, ‘developing confidence, communication and creativity’ aims to empower students to be confident, self-awareness, self-expression and to improve their communication and social interaction skills.

Our franchise model

One Hour Per Week

Every week, our students experience a well-rounded and enjoyable lesson for one hour after-school with an expert teacher leading or weekend drama activities.

Lessons for Ages 4 to 18

A child can embark on their Drama Kids journey at four years old and continue until they’re 18, never having to repeat a lesson. 

3 Terms Per School Year

Drama Kids operates in perfect sync with the school calendar, offering three terms throughout the year that aligns with the academic year.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Our curriculum and expert teacher training guarantee that the structure remains consistent, the beauty lies in the uniqueness of each lesson. 

Take the Next Step:
Join Drama Kids Today

Passionate about education, drama, and changing kids’ lives? Drama Kids is your ideal match! Our franchise unlocks your entrepreneurial potential, fuels a meaningful career, and leaves a lasting impact in your community. Discover your path: we offer fresh franchise opportunities and resales.

New Franchise

With a new Drama Kids Academy, you have the potential for quicker profitability and the chance to create a lasting legacy in your community.

Franchise Resale

Our resales present a unique chance to step into an established Drama Kids franchise with a solid customer base and a stellar reputation.

"It’s the best decision I’ve made joining the Drama Kids franchise"

"We get fantastic business support alongside a unique curriculum which is so much fun to teach. We are lucky to have a network full of ideas to always continue growing our business. It also allows me to have a good work/life balance, being able to raise a family and do a job I love. Working with the students is the highlight of each day, seeing them grow in confidence over the years is so rewarding."

Katie Anderson - Principal, Gloucestershire.

"I have been Principal for 10 years now. Before this I was a teacher at the academy for 2 years. Every year feels fresh and exciting as ever, with updates to the classes and welcoming new faces. I still teach students now from when I first started and it's been special seeing them grow. Our TA used to be a student too, as she's never wanted to leave. It really feels like a family."

Andréa Wright - Principal, St. Helens & North Cheshire

"Being a franchisee for Drama Kids means I can support my family by doing what I love! Nurturing children, helping them grow and develop in confidence and creativity. Building long-term bonds with them and their families.

Our inspiring curriculum still excites me after 16 years of teaching. Support from the Head Office team is outstanding: ongoing training in running a business, alongside building and teaching successful classes. Most importantly they listen to and value my thoughts and opinions."

Caryn Walton-Binns - Principal, York

"Being a Drama Kids Franchisee means I get to run my own business and build my career,  whist being part of a positive network of like-minded and supportive colleagues. All who believe in and deliver the Drama Kids ethos of, developing confidence, communication and creativity in every child that attends our classes each week!

It really is the most rewarding job!"

Louise Parsons - Principal, Cardiff West & Vale

Drama Kids Students Boy & Girl

The Past, The Present & The Future

The leading children’s drama franchise in the UK, Drama Kids, has come a long way since its launch in 1979. Founded on a desire to provide self-development through drama for children all over the world, the franchise has gone from strength to strength with its...