A NEW owner is taking over a popular Yate theatre school after a managerial shake-up during the summer.

Razzamatazz Yate, previously linked to the Keynsham school as well, has changed ownership during the holidays, with Georgia Hill taking over.

The theatre school started in 2007 after an appearance on Dragon's Den. Duncan Bannatyne invested heavily to roll out numerous schools teaching performing arts to children all over the country.

The school in Yate is now set to return after the summer with Georgia looking to 'continue the good work' that James and Ross started since establishing the school.

New owner Georgia has has also said that an open day will be taking place on Saturday, September 15 where children can come and trial the sessions.

“Taking part in a show or local performance are so much more than just giving the student a chance to demonstrate what they have been learning in class each week,” said Georgia when asked about the new term starting.

“The pride and sense of achievement a child has from performing has a real positive effect on their confidence and self-esteem and it is a pleasure to watch students’ progress.”

The new owner has a history in business and working with youth. She has a background in Fitness and Dance, she is the owner of a registered childcare setting, and also has an Open University diploma in “Working with Youth”.

"I just felt the time was right to take over this fantastic school and give great opportunities to the children of Bristol," she continued.

“I’m very excited about the re- launch of Razzmataz Bristol North and would like to invite local children to come along and give our performing arts day a try."

“Regardless of their experience, the open day is for all children who think they would like to meet new friends and learn a new skill.”

To book a place on the FREE Taster session at Razzamataz Bristol North email bristolnorth@razzamataz.co.uk or call 07809709003. For more information, visit www.bristolnorth.razzamataz.co.uk