14.25 Kriss Foster and Friend

14.25 Kriss Foster and Friend

Postby krissfoster » 02 Jan 2015, 17:27

Kriss Foster and Friend- This Bag's for the Charity Shop
Show Report

- The venue - what sort of venue is it? Pub, Bar, Club, Restaurant... What sort of clientèle normally frequent this venue
The Venue was in the basement of Chiquita Mexican restaurant, just over the road from the half price hut. Was generally busy with diners but also plenty of fringe goers.

- The performance area - stage, separate room, open air?
The performance area is in the basement, a great little space with plenty of space for audience, lovely seating and a quiet room!

- The team of staff at the venue - did they assist the shows? Did the show get in the way of the normal business etc?
Staff stayed out of the way and left us to our own devices which was fine by us!

- How you advertised your show - Fringe brochure, flyering, posters, word of mouth etc
We advertised our show through flyering, the free fringe brochure and the main fringe brochure. We found that the majority of people came because of the main fringe brochure. It was definitely worth paying to go in there.

- How your shows went in terms of audience numbers - solid numbers every show? Did it vary by day? Affected by weather?
We varied from between four and fifty. Tuesdays were probably the quietest and the weekends were busiest. Due to the nature of the show and the space it was as fun with four as it was with a full house!

- Your show itself - what worked, what didn't work, what needs to change
The show, a mixture of storytelling and songs worked well. After the first two or three it tightened up considerably.

- Buckets - we don't need accounts, but how were the donations to the buckets - bad, good, generous
Audiences were generous and we did well on the bucket. We took some merchandise and explained that if they donated different amounts they could take different stuff- from a postcard to a performance in your living room!

- Technical set-up at the venue - what worked, what didn't work, what needs to change

There was a PA at the venue which worked fine, we used a variety of instruments through four channels and it was capable of handling that.

Admin & Communication process (between Free Fringe, Captains, Venues and you) - what worked, what didn't work, what needs to change
Our venue captain, Rio was brill- always willing to deal with questions calmly and quickly.

- Any other learning points for anyone involved - what worked, what didn't work, what needs to change

We found the experience wholly pleasurable and would definitely do it again at Chiquito- no complaints!
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