Highly competitive rates, large scale shows, excellent support...we could go on but we thought we'd let our current Centre Directors answer this question.
"I became a Centre Director in 2007. Within 2 weeks of opening I had 52 students.
In 2012 I decided to expand and launched TT Tinies and TT Minis and an Advanced Musical Theatre Class. The following year I launched 5 Drama Express after school clubs.
I have now given up full time work and I now put all my effort into Theatretrain.
The greatest thing about Theatretrain is that our Head Office is not overbearing and whilst there are guidelines to follow there is the freedom to put your own ideas and plans into your centre.
The Centre is without doubt my biggest success this far in my life. I earn a good income but more importantly I feel I am actively contributing to the quality of young people lives."
Mark Everard, Centre Director Theatretrain Maldon
"I became a Centre Director in 2009 after teaching for Theatretrain for 5 years. I chose to take on my own centre because I loved Theatretrain's ethos and I knew this was the career I wanted.
After 7 years I decided to open another centre. In the last 2 years both centres have expanded having successful minis classes. I also run 2 after school clubs.
Throughout my time with Theatretrain I have been supported by Head Office and fellow Centre Directors and I know I am making a positive impact on my students."
Geraldine Hyman, Centre Director Theatretrain Hitchin and Theatretrain Stevenage
"Prior to taking on my Theatretrain franchise, I had looked at other performing arts franchises but hadn’t quite found the right one for me. I wanted a franchise that offered the performing opportunities, but that also had a student-centred focus, where every child got the chance to take part and shine, not just the most able and talented ones, and was truly inclusive with a focus of the life-skills AND the performing arts skills.
Whilst I was a drama teacher and I had lots of administrative, as well as some managerial experience, I had never run my own business and it was initially quite a scary experience taking on a new venture. However, the training and support I received from the Theatretrain Head Office really helped me to get the school off the ground, and to understand all the business side of running a franchise.
I am now in my eighth year of running the school and I am so glad I took that initial leap as it is truly my happy place."
Carol Soper, Centre Director Theatretrain Sutton