Whether you’re a teacher looking to organise an event to showcase your students’ skills and abilities, or you want to put on a show for the community and raise money for a cause, you definitely want your talent show to be the best you can possibly create. You want it to build the confidence of the performers, you want it to be fun and, most of all, you want it to be memorable.
So, here at Light Up Love, we’re delighted to offer you some tips on organising a great talent show that is sure to bring your community together:
The most important element in your talent show is the performers! They will make it or break it, and you should decide what kind of variety you want on the show. You might want to try and hold auditions first, and screen the best performers for the event. If you’re a teacher, you don’t have to worry about this – your students are your performers!
Booking the venue well in advance is a must, because the last thing you want to happen is to have everything ready with no place to go. Make sure you reserve it if necessary and, if you need to pay up front, you can opt to have your tickets on pre-sale (if you want the event to be paid, of course) and use that to cover any costs. After booking the venue and knowing who your performers are, don’t forget to put out pamphlets, announce it on the internet, and spread the word to your family and friends!
Light Up the Stage
So you’ve planned it all and made the necessary reservations – the only thing that remains is the decorations. The performers are the main attraction of the event, so you don’t need to overthink it or add too much stuff. After all, you don’t want to detract attention from them. For example, a large star hanging from the wall is ideal to express the star-like quality of the acts! You can choose the colour you want to match any other decorations you have, like flowers or banners.
You can also opt to have a bar serving refreshments and snacks, and you might even choose to have mini-games before or after the main event. For example, how about having a raffle with the profits going to the school, community, or a charity of your choice? This is also a great option if you don’t just want to ask for donations.