Sound Advice: How To Deal With Audio Issues…

As an artform that relies heavily on recorded music to perform, burlesque (and cabaret and dance) is prone to problems outside our control… We’ve compiled some ‘sound advice’ to help you deal with audio emergencies…  Firstly, if you are looking for advice on how to choose your track, go here for inspiration on themes, editing and performing […]

Help With Tech Sheets

So you’ve got your first professional show and now they’re asking you to return a tech sheet with details of your act. Here’s a quick how-to for those a bit lost for words…  What is a tech sheet?  Starting from the very basics, a tech sheet is a breakdown of everything about your act – […]

Want To Lose A Booking? Here’s How!

In these times where there are more performers than shows, getting a firm booking is like actual goldust. Yes, it’s that rare! But getting a confirmation isn’t just about your two slots on the bill – it is your job to support the booking… And here’s what you need to remember when being booked… So […]

What Makes A Good Emcee?

So we’ve all been to shows where the host is really giving you the most… They are relaxing you, making you feel welcomed and providing a smooth link from act to act… Looks easy, doesn’t it? In fact, it can’t be that hard, so you reckon you could give it a go… Here’s really what’s […]

The Show Must Go On! Pt Four: Show Day Essentials!

If you’ve been following our putting on a show series, you will already know the basics on finding a venue you will know the type of show and how to book acts you will also know about marketing the show and other essential pre show tasks like collecting tech info and more… Now, all the hard work is about to come […]

Insurance – the minefield

Whether you are a performer or producer, if you are doing a show that involves entertaining the general public, you should be insured. But insurance can be a minefield and many fall into the trap of thinking that if a venue they are using is insured, or a producer that as booked them to perform […]

The Show Must Go On! Part 3 of our’how to’ guide for would-be producers

We come to part three of our guide to putting on shows – and if you’ve been following this, you’ve already digested part one: finding a venue and part two: deciding the type of show and booking acts so now we come to publicising the show, selling tickets and everything you need to do before the doors open… […]

Too Little Too Late: Why Tardiness Can Effect You Getting Shows…

If we’re all being honest, we’ve all been late in our lives more than a few times – late to work, late to bed and late to an appointment, but if we want to adopt a professional attitude being late when it comes to any aspect of performing is a big no no – here’s […]

The Show Must Go On! Things To Consider When Putting On an Event… Pt Two, Booking The Acts

So you want to put on a show? If you’ve seen part one of our guide here you will already have a venue in mind… Now it’s time to book your acts! Here’s part two of our three part series to help budding producers (there’s waay too much to put in just one feature!), so if you […]

The Show Must Go On! Things To Consider When Putting On an Event… Pt One, the Venue

If you’re thinking of putting on your own show, you have a lot of thinking to do… You have to consider if there’s a market for such a show, if you can find a suitable venue and even if you can afford to do it – both in terms of time and money… Running a […]