FAQ

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What does a minimum booking mean?

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A minimum booking means that there is a basic fixed price for a performance; which permits a maximum of 120 people into the show.

If there are more than 120 audience members attending a show each person pays for a ticket. If there are less than 120 people attending a show the minimum payment rule applies.

In the case of audiences of more than 120 people we strongly advise to register 10% less than you actually expect to attend to allow for absentees due to sickness, etc. The audience will be counted as they enter the auditorium and any extras will be charged the ticket price of the booking. If there are less people attending you will be recompensed with the ticket money up to 5% of the booking sum and as long as it is not less than the fixed minimum booking price.

For details of prices please contact our office and we will send you all the booking information including prices, possible performance dates, details of the shows in our current repertoire and the booking form.

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What if people are sick/absent?

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We strongly advise to register 10% less than you actually expect to attend a show to allow for absentees due to sickness, etc. If there are less people attending on the performance day you will be recompensed with the ticket money up to 5% of the booking sum and as long as it is not less than the fixed minimum booking price.

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How much does a performance/workshop cost?

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For details of ticket prices, special offers and seasonal deals please contact our office where we will be more than happy to provide with further information.

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How can I book?

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Simply contact our office either by email, phone, fax or use our contact option on our website. Don't forget to give your name, the name of your school, how we can contact you and what you would like to know. We will then either give you a call or send an email to answer your enquiry.

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How many people can take part in a theatre performance/workshop?

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Performances: The amount of people who can attend a performance is rather determined by the performance venue than by the theatre. We are equipped with head-set microphones to ensure that we are audible in all sized venues, so for us the more the merrier. If however, the performance space restricts audience numbers we can discuss the option of performing a show(s) several times to accommodate this problem. The important issue is communicate with each other to find a solution together.

Workshops: Participants are restricted to 15-30 people per workshop. If however, you have more than 30 people who wish to attend please let us know and we can see what possibilities there are.

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What is the organisation on the performance/Workshop day?

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Performance Organisation:                                                                                                     
- arrival time and setting up the show: 60 minutes before show start time
- Performance running time: 45-60 +/- minutes
- Question and Answer session: maximum 30 minutes
-  Packing Up/Leaving: 30-45 minutes

Workshop Organisation:
- arrival time before the workshop begins: +/-45 minutes
- workshop running time: 3 hours + breaks: 2 x 15 minutes                                                          
- Packing Up/Leaving: 30 minutes

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What is included in the performance/ticket/workshop price?

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Performance:
- we travel to you and perform in your school/college, local community hall, sports hall, theatre, cinema, etc (wherever there is space for such an event). So all our travel costs
are included
- entrance to the performance
- Podium discussion directly after the show. (this is an optional offer and lasts a maximum of 1/2 hour)
- one free copy of the script

Workshop:
- we travel to you to execute the workshop; which can mean possible extra costs for travel    and accommodation depending on your location and whether the workshop is booked in combination with a
performance or not
- a workshop designed specifically for your school/college
- certificate of participation

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How long does a performance/workshop last?

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Performances: Our performances last between 45 - 60+/- minutes.

Workshops: Our workshops last 3 hours work time, plus 2 x 15 minute breaks.

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Who writes the plays?

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All of our plays are written and performed by native English speakers, as this is the only way to come into contact with the authentic language.

As teaching professionals you know that it is important to have contact with native English speakers and the “real” living language to further develop language skills. To achieve this we place great importance on the fact that our plays are written and performed by native English speakers. Our professional playwrights and actors provide an authentic experience with the English language.

A large number of plays are written by Kristi-Anne Seth, the Producer and Artistic Director of The Phoenix Theatre; but we also have guest writers contributing to our lively and vibrant repertoire of plays.

Therefore, as a form of motivation, an affirmation of language skills already learnt or simply a way to have fun in English we are the perfect educational theatre group for you. Our motto being “The Art of Language Learning”.

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What time can we book you?

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Performances:
We offer performances between 08:00 - 20:00 (show start time), every day Monday to Friday; which means 1-3 performances or 1 -2 performances and 1 workshop per day. Incidentally,- 2 different shows with discussions fit ideally in the morning between 08:00 - 13:00. or - 3 different shows without discussions fit ideally in the morning between 08:00 - 13:00.

Workshops:
We offer workshops between 08:00 - 16:00 (Workshop start time) every day Monday to Friday. For example one possibility would be to have 1 performance and 1 workshop on a day. The first activity taking place in the morning and the second in the afternoon.


The actual time frame is coordinated with your school schedule and break times.

For larger booking requests, it is possible that we visit you on 2 or more consecutive days.

Contact our office to see what possibilities there are for your school and the particular combination of shows/activities you are interested in.