Re: going public Posted by Na on May 12, 2010
Posted by: LJ on May 12, 2010
This works out best for me because I have a set fee and I get paid that fee no matter how many turn out. I also have a mileage fee that kicks in for locations outside of a 50 mile radius of my home. 

This is interesting - not something that's done here in Aus, but thinking about it I feel like it would work well as a marketing strategy here. It also means you can simply price a show, rather than cost and re-cost it out for a per/person fee. We have a very small theatrical market (despite the size of our country) so setting a fee per show + travel costs would be very sensical.

I've done price comparisons before, and here we charge about $6-10 per person for a show or workshop. I personally think the price is too low, costing my own workshops would have been around $15 per person depending on the type of workshop being done.
Re: going public Posted by MissElly on May 12, 2010
Thank you guys, I will probably have to see in person how this develops.I don't drive. But most preschools are within a walking distance from my home.Also teaching a foreign language with the puppets adds a plus element= my education in this case University degree in Spanish and French.Will see.
Re: going public Posted by Billy D. Fuller on May 12, 2010
Good Luck Miss Elly........................ you will do just fine.

Billy D.
Re: going public Posted by MissElly on May 12, 2010
Thank you so much Billy.
Re: going public Posted by MsPuppet on May 19, 2010
Miss Elly - are there aother puppeteers in your area?  If not, how about clowns?  Check to see what they charge and charge accordingly.  If you are too cheap, people will think the show won't be good, and too expensive will not bring business.

In the metro area that I am near, one puppet group charges a minimum of $200 for a 15-20 minute show.  This is a one person show, using small puppets with mouths that do not open.  They have been in business for years and have no problems staying busy. 

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