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    Can a random guy from the public choose to put on a show?! If they contact the theatre and book it out?! I don't see the problem but I expect there are complications!
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    It will depend on the theatre, why don't you phone them up?
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    (Original post by JoeTSR)
    It will depend on the theatre, why don't you phone them up?
    okay thanks
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    No problem
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    well usually they will have booked up their season for at least a year in advance but there are sometimes odd days off. basically yeah it depends on the theatre but i'm prety sure it's quite complicated otherwise everyone would do it. plus it;s very expensive! for example in 2000, a six week rental of Theatre Royal, Haymarket, cost £26000 and that was before you consider production costs etc blah blah blah
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    Hope you have lots of money! The theatre will likely have a minimum hire charge which they will charge you no matter how many people buy tickets, plus they will take a proportion of your box office profits. You'll also have to find crew to set the show up for you (and run it), which will almost certainly involve paying some of the theatre's crew. Plus another major expense will be for rights to the show (assuming you're not writing it yourself and it's still in copyright) which generally scales up with the size of the venue, whether or not you fill it.

    Theatres often seem to have gaps but these are needed for getting in and out shows, rehearsal etc or downtime for maintenance. It depends on the facilities and capacity you're after but a good idea might be to look at local am-dram groups / drama schools and see where they perform?

    A lot of this depends on what you're actually planning on putting on of course...
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    Hope you have lots of money! The theatre will likely have a minimum hire charge which they will charge you no matter how many people buy tickets, plus they will take a proportion of your box office profits. You'll also have to find crew to set the show up for you (and run it), which will almost certainly involve paying some of the theatre's crew. Plus another major expense will be for rights to the show (assuming you're not writing it yourself and it's still in copyright) which generally scales up with the size of the venue, whether or not you fill it.

    Theatres often seem to have gaps but these are needed for getting in and out shows, rehearsal etc or downtime for maintenance. It depends on the facilities and capacity you're after but a good idea might be to look at local am-dram groups / drama schools and see where they perform?

    A lot of this depends on what you're actually planning on putting on of course...
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