Drama Kids Int'l. Inc.
Not Ranked

Initial Investment

LOW: $28,500
HIGH: $48,500

Change in Units

+6.0% +12 UNITS (1 Year)
+7.0% +14 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1979

Franchising Since

1989 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

525-K E. Market St., #250 Leesburg, VA 20176

CEO

Doug Howard

About Drama Kids Int'l. Inc.

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$28,500 - $48,500

Net-worth Requirement

$50,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$25,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$24,700 - $36,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

8%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

Drama Kids Int'l. Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 278

Lowest Rank: 498

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 5 days

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Additional Training: 1 day of regional training plus annual conference

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 4 - 4

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Updated: October 16th, 2015

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