Drama Kids International


There are many reasons why Drama Kids is unique to the afterschool activity market:

  • Drama Kids is not an entertainment business. We don’t do birthday parties. We are committed to developing speaking and acting skills and building confidence and self esteem of children which naturally comes from participation in dramatic activities. As a teaching business, we take development of these skills in each one of our students very seriously and are rewarded when we see children blossom as they move through the year.
  • Our program is an ongoing program where children can enroll for many years to continue building their skills Curriculum is designed so that children will never repeat a lesson or performance regardless of how many years they stay in our program. Most Drama Kids enroll for at least one full school year, many of our children stay in our program for 3 years or longer. Other children activities have a much shorter length of stay. This means a more loyal customer base and greater financial opportunity for our owners
  • While Drama Kids successfully goes into schools and delivers a quality afterschool program, we also want as many children in our market, regardless of what school they attend, to become Drama Kids. Consequently, the Drama Kids proven marketing systems allow owners to set up their own classes in the community and build classes wherever and whenever they desire. In this way, we are not hindered by changes in a school’s policy, personnel, or space. We provide you with the tools to build a strong business that delivers a high quality service throughout your DKI territory
  • Our excellent advancing curriculum ensures that children from ages 5-8, 9-12, and 13-17 receive appropriate lessons and performances providing you with a market, not limited to only elementary school ages
  • When school is out, your business can be IN with outstanding full week summer camp programs delivered on either half day or full day basis, including great end of camp performances for parents and friends. Most summer weeks are free for you to relax and enjoy time with family and friends


Year Established: 1999 in USA / 1980 Internationally
Year First Franchised: 2001
Franchised Units: 50-100
Actual number of units: 55 in USA / 100 Internationally
Company Owned Units: N/A
Projected New Units (12 months): 15

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


States/Countries Registered In: ALL except ND
Availability in Canada: Masters / or Area Developer: No
States, from which Broker Referrals are not being accepted: ND, NY

Registered in all states except North Dakota.
Limited territory remaining in Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas,Charlotte, Northern Virginia & Maryland.
Not interested expanding in New York City including its buroughs and Long Island.
Minimum market size of 250,000 population – Director Level, and 700,000 population for Executive Level.
Maximum market size of 400,000 population – Director Level, and 1,000,000 population for Executive Level


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $33,550
Minimum Investment: $33,550
Minimum Net Worth: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $29,000

Royalty: 9%
Ad: 1%
Average # of Employees: 3
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: Yes


SINGLE UNIT Offering Only
Cash Investment: $33,550 -38,950 (Director Level Offering) / $62,050 - $67,450 (Executive Level Offering)
Total Investment: $33,550 -38,950 (Director Level Offering) / $62,050 - $67,450 (Executive Level Offering)
Franchise Fee: $29,000 (Director Level Offering) / $57,500 (Executive Level offering)
Discounts: VetFran, Women, Minorities? No
VetFran Program Participant: No
Royalty: 9% (Director Level) / 8% (Executive Level)

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: No
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: No
Developing outside of the U.S.: No, USA ONLY
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: N/A
Total Investment: N/A


NO International Opportunities - ONLY USA


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Co-operative Advertising: No


Financial Assistance Provided: No, Drama Kids is listed on the SBA Franchise Registry and can be available to candidates if credit score is over 700


Quick Launch Marketing Training via conference calls
1 week Initial Training
1 day launch visit
1 day post launch training at Annual Conference

Ongoing phone /email support. Occasional webinars, conference calls on various subjects.


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development