Booking Faqs and Useful Information
Will you send us a contract?
When you book an Act through Streetentertainers you will be asked to sign a simple contract which clearly states the performance dates, performance times and the type of act you have engaged. Our contract terms & conditions include straightforward cancellation clauses.
Where are you based?
We are based in the West Midlands but cover the whole of the UK - our clients range from blue chip corporate companies to local authorities and schools, event companies to village and country fairs and festivals and private individuals. We have many years experience in providing quality entertainment for events of all sizes throughout the UK.
What are your payment terms?
We will ask you for a non refundable deposit when you book the act and the balance payment in full 3 weeks prior to the event - all advance payments paid to Streetentertainers are held in a reserved Account until the booking is completed.
What are your Cancellation Terms?
Our standard cancellation terms are that the client
- is liable to pay 50% of contracted fee if cancellation is made within 30 days of the performance date.
- Is liable to pay contracted fee in full if cancellation is made within 10 days of the performance date
- Is liable to pay contracted fee if the Artiste arrives at the venue ready and able to work but is not required for any reason.
Should I book fixed shows, walkabout or a mix?
How large an area is your event covering and for what length of time will you require the act? Some Acts will work through the day with breaks whilst others do a fixed number of shows. Choreographed stage sets for Dancers, Fire Acts, Contortionists and other specialist acts may be between 5-10 minutes long. Juggling and Street Shows vary in length but most are between 20 - 30 minutes long. In general most walkabout acts have sets varying in length from 20 to 45 minutes and would perform 3 sets during the course of the event. You may wish to work to a timetable or go for a more free and easy approach
Where will the Act perform?
Streetentertainers will let you know if an Act has specific technical requirements but it's worth thinking about the performance space. Our Acts are used to performing in unusual places but it helps to have a reasonable sized performance area for street shows and if a big crowd gathers to watch you don't want blocked shop entrances or the entire pedestrian flow through restricted.
What else will the Acts need?
We will ask you to to provide parking space near to the event (or cover the cost of parking if this is not possible) and make sure someone is there when the entertainers arrive to show them the performance area and give them any last minute instructions. Acts will normally need a room/space for changing, applying makeup and leaving props and personal items between performances - so the changing facilities need to be private and secure. Light refreshments will be much appreciated.
I am thinking of booking Fire Acts are there any special conditions
if you are thinking of booking a fire act do check with the management of the venue first. All our Acts have full public liability insurance and as professionals are very aware of health & safety. Remember that at outdoor events weather conditions are unpredictable, heavy rain and particularly strong wind may make some fire acts both impractical and dangerous for the performer and audience alike. Glow juggling is a great alternative to fire and extremely visual, it can be performed inside or outside. If you are thinking of booking a fire performer we will be happy to offer advise and guidance.
If you want any advice or require specific information we will be happy to help