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Small and Medium Local Venues Pubs
Small and Medium Local Venues • Local bands • Host music regularly • Wide range of music • Local promoters use this venue for gigs. Advantages Disadvantages • Intimate atmosphere • Close to audience • More accessible for local bands • Caters for community • Poor sound quality • Limited audience • Less publicity and promotion
Large Multi-Use Spaces Arena
Large Multi-Use Spaces • Host more famous artists/bands • Touring productions • Large theatre productions • Festivals Advantages Disadvantages • Excellent sound • Huge publicity and promotion • Higher fee for tickets • You have to be famous to perform • Cost of venue • Less intimate/ interaction with audience.
Venues What should you think about before booking a gig? • Location (inner city or outskirts of a city) • Access to venue (public transport) • Noise and disruption to local residents • Power and security • Health and safety
Health and Safety Things to consider: • Heating, lighting and ventilation • Electrical equipment • Toilets and drinking water • First aid and emergency exits • Obstacles (stairs) • Adequate parking and parking arrangements • Flow of people in and out of venue • Secure ramps/ stage scaffolding