Drama Kids Int'l. Inc.
Not Ranked

Initial Investment

LOW: $28,600
HIGH: $48,200

Change in Units

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

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1989 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

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


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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$28,600 - $48,200

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement

$25,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$24,700 - $38,200

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


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

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 at headquarters: 5 days

Additional Training: 1 day of regional training plus annual conference

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 4 - 4

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Updated: September 19th, 2016

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