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No matter if you manage or perform in a band, are part of an improvisation troupe starting your first public performance, or you wish to showcase some of your artwork in an event hall to those receptive to it, it can feel nerve-wracking to plan for that big day.
It can also be very free to get out there and try something new. No matter if you wish to check out the art of burlesque, or play a classical instrument, or sell tickets to your first comedy group performance, what matters is planning the event ahead of time and making sure all the variables are planned in advance.
Using an events manager can help you ensure all compliance is followed – for instance that health and safety is a primary concern, that no fire escapes are blocked, and that your event runs on time and like clockwork. Where the fun comes in is thinking of the visual appeal and the performance consideration of such an event, as after all, this it what people come to see.
In this post, we’ll discuss three tasks you must complete to get that right. Without further ado, please consider:
Design The Space
If you can design the space well, then your performance will have much more in the way of impact. Check here to see how decorating an event hall can make a show pop, from using drapes to add a sense of refinement, to make sure the formatting of the seating is properly applied, if you have a stage space to utilize, then a service like this can take all the hard logistical work out of your creative planning – delivering every time.
Test Equipment & Rehearsals
No matter what kind of performance you’re about to show, it’s essential to make sure you do a few dry-runs to ensure that everything is in order, everyone is aware of your scheduling, and that you’re familiar and comfortable with the space. This is a great time to test the equipment you have too, from the lighting in the event hall to the amplifiers and other speaker systems you’ve brought along with you. A full rehearsal of a full show should take place at least the night before.
Careful, Accurate Marketing
It’s important that you accurately market your event. If it’s a comedic open-mic night for newcomers to comedy, make sure to clearly state that so the local audience doesn’t expect professionals. If you’re a local band playing your gig for the first time, say that. Don’t be afraid to accurately show you who are, after all, the ability to impress comes on the night when you can give this process your all and sing, joke, dance, or act your heart out. With all of those elements in place, you’ll feel much less stressed and much more able to focus on the performance at hand.
With this advice, we believe your first performance of any stage show is likely to be a success, or at least operate on your own terms successfully.