What is a franchise?
A franchise is defined as: a license granted by a business or company allowing a designee to sell and market its products or services in a fixed geographic area.
Why should I pick a LIPA 4:19 Franchise instead of starting my own company or theatre/stage school?
One of the most important questions to be answered for any franchisee! The simple answer is because of the difficulties a newly-formed and not yet established company or theatre/stage school will face in the first 18 months of trading. At LIPA 4:19 we’ve been there so you won’t have to. As a LIPA 4:19 franchisee you will be able to tap into the immediate support available, as well as utilize the renowned LIPA 4:19 brand for marketing and promotional purposes. The support allows you to concentrate on the running of a successful LIPA 4:19 Franchise.
What support can I expect?
We have a professional support team who assist with the launch of every franchise and provide an ongoing service. The combination of our transferred skills, knowledge and procedures, and your commitment, determination and professionalism are key to the successful operation of a LIPA 4:19 Franchise.
Will I receive any training?
We provide comprehensive training in all aspects of the LIPA 4:19 Franchise business. This is delivered at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and you will receive a comprehensive grounding into our marketplace, teaching style, curriculum and operations. You will also have the opportunity to benefit from proven marketing strategies used by existing franchises.
What are the advantages of LIPA 4:19 Franchises for students?
There are many advantages including a focused LIPA curriculum for each age group and discipline, a direct link with the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, exams taken through accredited boards, the LIPA ethos of social inclusion and equal opportunities, and a fun and friendly environment for all.
Why have other franchise owners chosen LIPA 4:19?
There are many reasons, including the immediate credibility of being affiliated to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts; the invitations to LIPA events including masterclasses given by such well-known names as Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ian McKellen, Dawn French and Robin Gibb; the back-up of a dedicated, experienced franchise team and the possibility of attractive financial returns.
Is this a growing market?
The potential audience is the 12 million young people in the UK aged 19 or under, so there are plenty of people to appeal to.
There is also a growing demand from parents for high quality educational activities for their children, especially where there are tangible benefits in terms of greater confidence and self-esteem, social inclusion and group skills.