Freehand Theatre performs in a wide variety of settings – arts centres, theatres, community and rural venues and at literature, arts and puppet festivals. Our work is designed for indoor spaces.
Freehand Theatre is technically self-sufficient with light and sound for community venues. However, in theatres, it is usually preferable to use the venue's lighting. Our requirements are very straightforward and can easily be sorted out with the services of one technician.
- A playing space 6m (20') wide by 5m (17') deep with a ceiling height of 3m (10')
- 3 hours get in
- 1 hour get out
Length of Performance
The performance lasts about 45 minutes. Together with a short introduction and follow-up, the overall presentation is usually just under an hour.
The production is designed for children aged 3 to 7.
We have found that a maximum audience of 120 is ideal. This maintains the intimacy of the show which is especially important with such a young audience. Where possible we request venues with a larger capacity to consider reducing the seats for sale for this production. In order to make this viable we offer excellent reductions for a second performance in the same space on the same day. Please note that in a flat floor space (e.g. village halls) a maximum audience of 100 is preferable to ensure good sightlines.
We provide up to 20 A4 posters and 400 A5 handbills
per venue inclusive in the fee. Small quantities of extra publicity
can be supplied at cost price.
Design by Amy Levene Wingfinger Graphics
- All electrical equipment PAT tested
- Members of Equity
- £5m public liability insurance
- Performer DBS checked
For our current fees, to make further enquiries or to make a
booking: 01274 585277
The original production was created with support from the Arts Council.