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Captain Fantastic

Initial Franchise Fee £12,455
Number of units 3
Investment Level £10,001 ~ £25,000
Franchising Since 2017


Our Story

Following his graduation from East 15 Acting School, Tommy Balaam set up Captain Fantastic in 2010 to save children from patronising and dull parties!

Increasingly popular, the shows became over-subscribed within Tommy’s first year in business. In 2013, best friend and former East 15 graduate, Ricky Fox, became Tommy’s full time business partner.

Aware of a gap in the market for toddler groups and high-end interactive discos, Ricky added even more to the company’s portfolio, widening their appeal. Tommy and Ricky are continually developing Captain Fantastic. Their considerable understanding of children, sensory play, education and a big sense of fun, ensured a flourishing business that has developed into the success story we see today.

What We Offer

As a unique children’s entertainment company founded by professional entertainers, a Captain Fantastic show offers 1-11 year olds magic, puppetry, balloon modelling, music and dancing. Shows can be aimed at corporate occasions, birthdays, celebrity parties and even regular toddler groups.

It is essential all events remain fresh and exciting; all shows must be relevant, amusing and provide a new experience for every child involved.

Captain Fantastic’s main focus is education from entertainment - children should learn through fun. In addition to parties, discos and toddler groups, confidence clubs at schools are also part of their portfolio. All entertainers are trained and experienced performers sharing the Capitan Fantastic ethos and mentality, wishing to create memorable experiences on every occasion.

We are looking for driven and proactive individuals to adopt our proven business approach and run Captain Fantastic franchises across the UK. Could this be you?

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The Fantastic Franchise Opportunity

Your role will be to develop and manage the business within your local area.

This involves the delivery of the Captain Fantastic themed parties, recruiting and training new entertainers. You will also be required to approach schools, event planners and other potential clients to generate, build and maintain a sustained revenue source.

You'll benefit from:

  • Protected Territory - An area will be solely dedicated to your franchise. We will consider the likely demand for our services in your area and whether a popular competitor is working nearby, to ensure your best success rate. You may have already noticed potential in an area. If so - brilliant!
  • Rights to Use Our Branding - You will be licensed to trade under the Captain Fantastic brand, which is colourful, fun and friendly. We would like you to become an ambassador of our company, keeping your approach exciting and delivering extraordinary parties.
  • Full Training and Support -  You will be provided with up to ten days of initial training. This will cover everything from daily responsibilities to local business development and administration. You will receive full coaching on the different Captain Fantastic shows and we can organise for you to attend live parties to gain experience. Throughout your agreement we will be on hand to train and support whenever you require. We want to help you become the very best.
  • Party & Disco Equipment Package - We provide you with everything you will need to deliver a great children’s party. This includes a backdrop, PA system, magic tricks, puppets, lights, all of the Captain Fantastic branded and themed party items and very much more!
  • Central Booking System - Our personalised CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system manages bookings online. If you are unavailable to take a call, it is directed to us and we handle it for you. Our automated email provides customers with information including payment methods, ideas to consider and party extras. You will receive full training in using this system correctly and continued support to maintain and improve the technology.
  • Marketing Support - We will supply you with an SEO optimised webpage hosted from our central website and promoted using Google Adwords, social media and other marketing campaigns relative to your franchise.




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