Booking performance halls is challenging for upcoming acts. For one, you need an agent with prior experience and all the right connections. Performance hall operators also don’t like wasting time on performers that they don’t believe could fill their venue. You also face competition from various acts that are clamouring for the same space. All this paints a grim picture. However, booking a venue may be challenging for up and coming acts, but it’s not impossible. Here are a few pointers on how acts can book performance halls.
Find the Right Performance Hall
Take some time to research various venues before contacting them. This might entail attending a few gigs in the said hall to get a feel for it. Please acquaint yourself with the staff and ask them relevant questions.
Compile Your Findings
Every time you visit a venue, ensure you take note of the pertinent contact information. Such information includes websites, name of the contact person. Include a brief description of the kinds of music and performances the venues prefer hosting.
In the music and theatrical business, personal connections mean everything when you’re starting. You need to liaise with other local acts if you want to break into broader markets and venues. If you are fortunate enough to curtain raise for other performers, swallow your pride and put on the show of your life.
Initiate Contact With the Performance Hall
You can write a brief email to the performance hall’s promoter or owner. If you have the opportunity to speak to them in person, you maximize your odds.
Create a Promotion Plan
The final step is to advertise your upcoming show and to give the fans an incentive to attend. The simplest way of doing so is by printing flyers and creating an event page on Facebook and other event websites. Selling advanced tickets at a lower price works for every performer in the world.