What Sort of Venue Works Best?
It’s possible to stage a hypno show in almost any kind of venue. The main thing is to have enough room, comfortable seating for the audience, and not too many distractions such as noise or people coming and going. Ideally a hall or theatre type space works best. Cabaret style seating (like a café) or theatre style seating (rows) allows for a good number of people. Remember that the volunteers will need to be able to get from their seats in the audience to the stage. Also, if the volunteers can leave the stage and interact with the audience during the show we can use more skits and gags than we could if the volunteers have to remain in the stage area.
One of the principal considerations is whether or not there is enough power for the lighting and sound equipment. Even a modest stage lighting setup can overload a standard power outlet, and if all the equipment has to operate off the same standard domestic fuse then the fuse will certainly blow. Bang! Dark. No Show.
Most larger establishments have the necessary power outlets, especially those that are equipped with a stage and are used to having bands or theatrical acts. But sometimes halls and other venues have limited power and this can pose some restrictions on their use for a show.