Specific Show Features: Shows change during their development, however it is important that we know as much as possible about the show now. Please include as much as you can about the show including:
Menu Copy: Please provide 200-300 words of copy for our Menu. This should be written with a view to telling the local Promoter why they should put on this show in their local venue for their audience.
Shows in Development: If you are offered in the Menu, please ensure that we are kept up to date with changes that affect the marketing or technical aspects of the show. Classic issues that have arisen that we would absolutely need to know about ASAP:
Please read our Print & Publicity Guidelines.
Images: We will need images to help us assess your show and for the online Menu immediately (please submit with this form), then subsequently for selling the show to audiences via our website(s), What’s On Diaries, press and any other print or online opportunities:
Target audiences: In our menu we categorise each show to help promoters choose which ones would work best for different audiences in their venue. Please tell us which of the following your show best suits (+ age range) however feel free to expand on this very basic information!
Technical Equipment and Support: Your shows and performances should be entirely self-contained. If your show needs lights and/or sound then you should tour with them. There will rarely be any technical support at the venues although there usually is help with get-ins and get-outs and to familiarise you with the venue.
Performance areas: Tell us your IDEAL performance area (height (headroom), width & depth) and your absolute MINIMUM performance area. By performance area we mean an area required to fit everything, set and required ‘offstage’ areas.
NB: If you require a 20’ x 20’ area, only 25% of our venues can even consider booking you. If you can manage 15’ x 15’ this becomes approx 50%. (Flexibility as regards less width for more depth and vice versa can make all the difference)
Seating layout: i.e. ‘theatre’ style rows or a more informal ‘cabaret’ layout with tables and chairs (or both). The latter tends to give a different feel to the evening with a different interaction between audience and artists, to the more formal theatre style.
Inclusive price: Ideally we want an all inclusive price for the show that includes the show, all technical support, travel, accommodation and publicity.
However if you can offer a more attractive price by only including accommodation on a case by case situation then please give prices on this basis and see below re our guidlines.
Print: Print & Publicity Guidelines
Travel expenses: Should be included in the fee. On rare occasions we will agree additional travel expenses and in those situations pay a max of 30p/mile for the round trip for one vehical from base. We don’t cover the cost of getting to any subsequent non Live & local performance.
Accommodation: Live & Local does not book accommodation other than for international visitors. We will not allow promoters to provide home hospitality. If our agreement includes an occassional accommodation element for some events it will be on the basis of up to £25/head/night subject to accommodation being used and the following guidelines:
Companies shoud tour with all their own catering requirements.