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Join our supportive team for a rewarding role that uses your creativity to build a successful business that fits in with your lifestyle.
Start your business in January and save 50% on our Franchise Fee


Our story began in 2014 when founder Rosanna Sloan, started a single class in Hamble - we now teach over 400 students a week all across Hampshire, with our first franchise running in North Worcestershire. Light UP delivers value for money drama classes through four kinds of groups, which progress in commitment level to support young people to shine on and off the stage.

Now we are entering our next exciting chapter, sharing our low overhead, high-profit business model with you, for you to create your own successful business to ensure that more young people Light UP the stage!

As a franchisee, you can control when and where you work, whether you want to teach the classes yourself or employ other staff members to teach sessions for you. Classes are taught in community centres and in school halls, with administration fully manageable from home on a schedule that suits you. There are many means of increasing income when running a Light UP Franchise. In addition to our classes we run holiday workshops, drama inset days and parties, all of which offer great earning potential and also help to market your core classes, should you choose to offer these extra opportunities to your local community.

The Opportunity

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Whats included?

  • A working and proven business model

  • Full training in our administrative processes, including access and training to a class management platform which reduces admin and improves customer experience

  • Ongoing graphic design support, with our team creating the materials you need to run a successful business, and training to tweak existing designs to ensure our professional looking branding always extends to your business

  • Access to ‘Light UP Teacher Resources’ a comprehensive bank of lesson plans, scripts, games and ideas to minimise your lesson planning and provide inspiration

  • Ongoing website and social media support to help you spread the word about what you are providing clearly and effectively

  • You are given an exclusive geographical area of operation

  • Invitations to ongoing practical and business training to help you and your business thrive

  • Access to Light UP’s costume, prop and show packs to make putting on productions easier

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North Worcestershire Franchise

Having been a teacher in secondary education for 20 years, I was wanting to explore new avenues, where I could utilise my current skills, but find a new challenge. Being so passionate about teaching and sharing the benefits drama can give to children, it was important for me to find a franchise that had the students as their main focus and at the heart of everything they do. Light UP has that community feel which stands out from other big franchise schools. Being a 'not-for-profit' organisation, any profit made goes back into the business to help it's students flourish, with a focus on excellent quality teaching at an affordable price for all to be able to access. 

I came into this with previous teaching and leadership and management skills, but I had no experience of running my own business. Initially I felt a little overwhelmed by this, but Light UP have continued to reassure me and make it clear they are only a phone call or email away when I need guidance or advice. Although the team is always there, I am very much encourgaed and reminded that this is my business that I too can develop with my own visions.

What Next?

If you want to find out more - fill out the form below and we will send you a prospectus with more information about how we run and what we do. If you like what you see, then come and meet us to find out if joining our team is the right step towards a bright and exciting future. 

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