Professor Paradox Rough Guide to Prices
I work very hard to
try to make every show into a theatrical and artistic experience,
and every performance is individually tailored to the event, so I
don't try to compete on price. The following is a very rough guide
to charges for particular types of event. Please note that the
prices are a rough guide and the price quoted will
depend on audience size, time of year and how much work it is
likely to be.
Travel and other
expenses where appropriate are additional - see bottom of page for details
Children's Birthday Parties
Parties start at £140 plus travel for a show lasting about an hour. Weekend dates in the summer
may be a bit more and December is usually a lot more. See below for
details of travel costs.
Discount - £50 off!
Weekend Parties start at £140 but if you want to save money and
still have a great party, then why not hold the party after
school, or during half term? I'm currently offering
the normal price for after school or midweek parties, so you can
have a great show for £90 plus travel. Better still, team up with
someone else and have a joint party and halve the cost! Compare
that to taking children to one of those party play places! I'll
even barter if you have something to offer ...?
Not available in December, summer holidays and other peak times
such as bank holidays.
2) £50 Midweek Discount applies Monday to Thursday, Friday Discount
The geographical range of this offer is limited
- please ask for details.
Playgroups and Play
Usually about the same as children's parties depending on the size
of the event, and who is providing the treasure ...
Informal Public Events
Events are everything from Arts Festivals, Fetes, Family days, Fun
Days and everything else in between. I work at family and child
orientated events, preferably with some artistic or cultural
leaning. Events that incorporate, non stop pop music, motorcycle
displays, or a strong emphasis on alcohol consumption are not generally considered
to be suitable. Charges are based on a day rate of £250 for three
different half hour static shows, or a half day rate of £200 for
Royal Occasions and Similar Events
Demand is usually very
high and I have to make a living so the prices tend to be higher.
I quote individually depending on the audience size, number and
duration of shows etc - prices start at £200
Weddings and Other
This category includes
Weddings, Christenings, Adult Birthday Parties, and other private
functions, and they fall into two categories.
I love performing in
situations where the children are part of the
event and everyone, including groan ups are going to join in, have
a lot of fun and laugh together, and I only take bookings for this type of event.
entertain children at weddings etc in order to occupy the children
while the adults are otherwise engaged.
depends on the size of the event and a few other things - from
£160 plus expenses is a rough guide
Every event is different, but £250 is a starting point
Theatres, Village Halls Etc.
Depends a lot on the
venue and the audience size. If it's a small theatre or village
hall £250 per show is a starting point, but if you are the London
Palladium (some hope) then it might be a bit more ...!
For general entertainment and fun its fairly flexible depending on
how busy I am but approx £1.50 per pupil (minimum £150) is a rough
Educational shows are more - best to email for a quote. I do give
a discount to smaller schools
Sorry but December is
a very busy month so I concentrate on schools and other large
audiences and the cost is £150 - £250 plus expenses.
Usually this works out at a cost per child of an ice cream and a
bag of crisps, so its not as bad as it sounds ...
Again I quote individually but you can work out an approximation
Google Maps to find the distance from the venue to TA13.
The one way distance is the approximate cost in pounds, although I
do take journey time into account too, and add a bit more for slow
routes. Overnight accommodation where necessary is additional
Please note that all bookings are subject to the