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Drama Kids International

Drama Kids International Franchise

Drama Kids is a leader in the children’s educational and enrichment arena with a proven business model and over 35 years of success. We offer you the opportunity to love what you do, enjoy a flexible lifestyle, and build a successful business for yourself that you can take pride in.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$28,500 - $46,500
Franchise fee


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What We Offer

We offer the opportunity for carefully selected franchise owners to build a proven, home-managed business that provides a variety of drama-related educational programs, primarily for children and young adults, ages 4-17, using a progressive curriculum that allows students to have some serious fun, while also enabling them to develop important skills in a wide variety of important areas including:

  • Acting
  • Public Speaking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Networking and Social Skills
  • Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • A Positive Approach to Life

The Drama Kids program helps prepare children for educational and life-long challenges and opportunities, including college interviews and presentations. This is something that no competitors in the children’s after-school program business can offer. We truly develop important skills for college and beyond.

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The Drama Kids Difference

Our franchisees love what they do, but, don't be mistaken, Drama Kids offers our franchisees financial freedom and independence within a family-friendly, thriving business model. Drama Kids businesses are managed from a home office with classes taught daily throughout the franchise owner’s exclusive territory in schools, and community locations. Overhead is extremely minimal, and owners can enjoy a profitable business and a flexible lifestyle with weekends, and several summer weeks off.

  • Unlike typical drama programs, most of which focus on preparation for a single performance, the Drama Kids “secret sauce” is a fun, fast paced, and developmental curriculum consisting of over 450 unique and detailed lesson plans
  • Long term enrollments - unlike most afterschool programs with short class terms, Drama Kids enrolls students for a full school year, and students can attend classes for 13 consecutive years without ever repeating a lesson
  • Year-round revenue opportunity - Summer camps are held during the summer using carefully constructed curriculum for six different half-day and full-day summer camps
  • No hired employees necessary to start
  • Flexible hours
  • Very scalable business model – allows for significant revenue growth opportunity
  • Very large and fast growing market with tremendous potential - There are currently 20 million students in the U.S. whose parents would enroll them in in an afterschool program if a suitable one were available
  • New children can enroll at any time during the school year, and new classes at new or existing locations can begin any time during the school year. This is a tremendous business advantage of our program versus other child-related businesses
  • Unlike other franchised children’s enrichment providers, the Drama Kids program is all-school-year long (36 weeks of lessons versus 6-8 weeks with most other programs) with open enrollment throughout the year
  • Because of our curriculum breadth and quality, Drama Kids has proven long-term student retention rates relative to other children’s enrichment programs. On average, students stay with our program for over 2 years, and many stay for as long as 10 years!
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What You Get For Your Investment

Drama Kids is a low investment concept – unlike other children’s enrichment programs, there are no big equipment or supply expenses required to start. The initial investment is typically under $50,000. The exact investment amount will be determined by your specific market of interest. No other franchise system provides more for less:

  • Access to the powerful, unique and extensive Drama Kids curriculum
  • Intensive in-person, week-long training program and full ongoing support
  • Onsite visit to your market by a corporate representative following our training program
  • Superior and regular ongoing support from our corporate executives
  • Additional support, advice and assistance from our experienced network of franchise owners
  • A nationally recognized and well-known brand and trademarked logos
  • Top-notch, professionally created branding and marketing materials
  • An exclusive protected territory that you operate classes in
  • Annual franchise owner conference
  • A loyal and long term customer base
  • The opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of children and throughout your community while building a successful business for yourself
  • And much more!
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Honors for Drama Kids International
  • Ranked Top 50 Low Investment Franchise Opportunities for 2015 byEntrepreneur Magazine
  • Rankedinthe Top 50 Franchises byAmerica’s Best Franchises
  • Ranked as the 36thbest franchise concept in the Franchise Gator Top 100 honors

Franchisee Testimonials

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“I really wanted to do something for myself to grow and develop personally. Drama Kids offers me a way to contribute as a teacher and recently, as a trainer of teachers, by using a class schedule that I set up and control. I can still be a great mother and wife, but also enjoy teaching fun drama classes as well.”

-Valeria Marto, Drama Kids of Columbus, GA

"My Drama Kids business has exceeded my expectations in my first semester of ownership! (Fall 2014). I just started my first classes this fall and have been overwhelmed by the positive reception that my Drama Kids business has received by schools. I now have one community class and 12 classes in schools with several more schools wanting me to offer classes in their facilities. I have just hired my first teacher so that I can meet the demand. Drama Kids has taken a lot of commitment and hard work, but so far it has been a wonderful business opportunity for me, and my efforts are paying off much faster than I could have imagined. My kids love it as well!"

-Chris Densmore, Crown Point, Indiana

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“ACT” Now!

Now is the perfect time to start a Drama Kids franchise business! If you are looking for a business that will allow you to have fun, help children succeed and enjoy a flexible lifestyle, while also offering great business income potential, then Drama Kids may be right for you. To learn more about what becoming a Drama Kids franchise owner can mean for you, fill out the form on the right and we will call you with more information.



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