Theatre Booking

Theatre Menu January to August 2020

You can click on the images to download the menus and brochure

Always check the technical requirements and playing area.   

Dates are either specific or flexible. We will negotiate flexible dates during the booking process.

Puppet shows are also available through the Puppet Animation Festival 2020

Due to the fee of some puppet performances we can only support certain productions within the menu. NEAT will cover all production fees including travel and accommodation. Due to this we cannot offer Diversity Support Fund so the minimum invoice for a promoting group under the current theatre subsidy scheme will be £105.

Supported Productions
Anonymouse
• The Crab Prince
• Dagba’s Forest Tales
• Doing The Dishes
• Gingerbread Man
• Rapunzel
• Nettles In The Garden
• Ogg ‘n’ Ugg
• Very Mild Peril

As a promoting group you can choose to programme other performances from the Puppet Animation Menu but NEAT will only support your venue up to £400 and any additional costs including accommodation and travel will be charged to your group.

Selecting Your Shows and Developing an Audience

Think carefully about your target audience, what does your faithful audience enjoy and which shows might draw a different demographic to your hall.

Are there other groups using your hall which you may be able to collaborate with to develop your audience, for example playgroup, fitness group, young adults. What about the scouts or the local parent council, young farmers club, Rotary?

Overall most people enjoy a live performance but getting them through the door is a harder task, but once they experience an event they will be more open to engaging again.

Have you tried roadside signs, is there a community newsletter, Facebook, banners, asking a school to send flyers home with children. Many of our promoters have tried one or more of the above and they’ve experienced a positive impact on audience figures.

Are there young people (14 – 26 years) in your community who may wish to volunteer with you. If so they could join our Young Promoter Scheme. Please get in touch with Lynn, lynn@neatshows.org.uk or 01330 826525 if you are interested in discussing this further.

Is your space flexible enough so that following a performance you can have a social gathering in another space whilst the theatre company are clearing their set. A chance to chat and have a fly cup or drink?

Some of the companies and artists offer workshops (some for free, some paid) are there groups within your community who may be interested in participating in a workshop. It’s not always about asking people to get up and act. For example, if you have a book club an actor may be able to talk about how they create a character, a local amateur dramatic group may like an acting workshop.

Think about performance time. Is 7:30pm the best time?

Autistic Friendly Performances

To make your events more accessible I’ve asked theatre companies to provide information on the suitability of their performances for audiences with additional needs.

In some instances some performances are not suitable either due to content or technical aspects, for example, loud music or flashing lights. Some performances will be suitable, and the companies are willing to work with us to make minor changes if we wish to advertise a performance as a relaxed or autistic friendly performance. In other instances, changes cannot be made but we will be able to provide information on our website regarding certain aspects so that attendees can be forewarned and know what to expect within the performance.

Here to help

We are here to help and support you as Volunteer Promoters. If you would like to chat through some ideas or want some help to choose your shows please get in touch 01330 826525, 07790 032755 or emyr@neatshows.org.uk

Booking Deadline: Wednesday 9 October 2019

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Updates from Artists and Theatre Companies

On occasions we receive updates from artists and theatre companies regarding their production. These will be posted here, we would advise that you check for updates regularly and definitely before making your final choices.

THEATRE MENU INDEX

If you downloaded your menu before 20/09/2019 or downloaded the link from Mailchimp Newsletter Update – then this update may be applicable to you.

There are no changes to the number of productions in the menu, however 2 shows were not listed on the Contents page of the menu – McNaughton and Para Handy: A Radio Play On Stage (but they are in the menu)

If you have downloaded or printed the menu – there is no need to do this again – if you want an up to date contents page you can print the contents page only or download the latest copy.   

Who Pays What?

NEAT pays the full company fee as shown in the Theatre Selection Menu regardless of how much you take in Box Office income

Your invoiced will be based on Box Office income and audience attendance as outlined in our Subsidy Scheme.

Please download our Scheme Brochure for full details

Support and Advice

If you would like to discuss any of the productions or would like help selecting productions or experiencing technical issues with this page, please conatct Emyr, 01330 826525

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