Razzamataz Theatre Schools Franchise

Meet Stuart Hall the Principal of Razzamataz Durham

26th November 2012

Stuart Hall lives in Stockton-on-Tees and has been the Principal of Razzamataz Durham since April 2012.

Stuart Hall age 40 lives in Stockton-on-Tees. Stuart has been the Principal of Razzamataz Durham since April 2012. He is married with a baby daughter.

Stuart Hall - Razzamataz DurhamQ. How did you hear about Razzamataz?

I was a secondary school teacher, which I enjoyed but found it a massive pressure with the incredibly long working hours. My wife did some Internet research on franchises and found Razzamataz and then remembered them from Dragons’ Den.

Q. What’s your background?

I’ve acted both professionally and performed stand up comedy. I have a degree in Drama and Writing and Publishing.

Q. Have you always wanted to be an entrepreneur?

Yes I did but to be honest I didn’t really realise that there were these sorts of opportunities out there. I wanted to run my own business but with the option of leaning on someone when needed, which is just what Razzamataz provides.

Q. How did you finance your business?


Q. What are the best things about being a Razzamataz Principal?

The brand is so strong and with all the merchandise already there it gives you a really professional business from day one.

Q. What are the most difficult aspects of running your own business?

You are everything from being the HR department to the head of creative, which means that you have to juggle a million things at once. It is not a normal 9-5 so sometimes I have trouble switching off and doing something else!

Q. What advice can you offer other people going into business?

Be as prepared with everything as possible and do as much ground work as you can. Take it slowly in terms of changing things because you won’t resolve any issues overnight. Don’t be two disheartened when students leave but definitely keep in touch with people who have made enquiries but not joined up. I have had a few students join recently who made enquiries on our launch day but hadn’t got round to joining.

Q. What’s a typical day like?

I don’t tend to have set days that I devote to certain areas. I work from about 10am to 7pm and typically plan different jobs within that time frame.

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UK Years Established
5 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
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Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee operates individually Franchisee operates individually

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Affordable part time performing arts lessons

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The support and training we get means that we can get help on any aspect of our business. It has also been a fantastic and rewarding way of working, allowing me to continue to be there for the family while running my own business,

Lisa Roberts, Razzamataz Rickmansworth

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