Fund Raising Shows
Fundraisers are a special breed of show. Since the objective is to raise funds, and for a worthy cause, we make ourselves available at the lowest cost that covers our actual outgoings. So the show is inexpensive, but there are some special conditions.
You Keep All The Profits
We charge a flat fee so that once you have covered your costs you keep all the profits. This makes it easy for you to plan, and gives you a huge benefit from increasing your ticket sales.
Minimum of 100 guests for a fundraiser.
We don’t make money from fund raising, but we do get publicity which leads to more shows down the track. We ask that you have at least 100 people in the audience, because that makes the show easier and increases our exposure. Bigger audiences are better all ’round.
To have a profitable show, an outstanding success, and a great night’s entertainment, we have set a minimum of 100 guests as a starting point. We recommend that you have a plan to sell at least 200 tickets or more to have a truly worthwhile event.
Fundraiser tickets must be at least $20 per Adult
This is simply to ensure that you make a good return, and that the value of the show is maintained.
Gerard V is a world class hypnotist, and the show is professional, well staffed and well equipped. You could easily pay $40 or $60 for a show like this one and still think it a bargain.
Posters and Promotion
Gerard V can provide posters and will provide ticket artwork. We can also provide you with graphics to print your own. However a few posters and a newsletter will not be enough to sell out your fund raiser show – you will need to put in some genuine effort, probably with a team of people to get out into your community to sell tickets. Promotion can be a lot of work, it is usually very rewarding. If your cause is worth fund raising for – it is worth putting in the effort to promote it.
The Volunteers Are Stars
We use only volunteers from the audience. We ask for volunteers, and when you come up on stage we treat you like the star you are. Deep down inside every one there is a natural performer. You’ll be amazed at what people will do on stage. Unlike some entertainers, we do not select people from the crowd without their prior agreement.
Hilarious But Not Embarrassing
Gerard V wants you to come back to every show, and to volunteer again and again. He selects gags that are funny, like theatre sports and “Whose Line is It Anyway?”, but not embarrassing. The volunteers will have the best time of everyone. After the show volunteers will all be proud of their onstage antics.
Lights Action and Camera
That Hypno Show features a high quality PA system, stage lighting and a whole technical setup complete with professional sound engineer. Gerard V is not “just some guy with a mic”. No, he is a guy with lots of gear, and a very fancy mic (sometimes he even wears a suit). And a team. Don’t forget the team.
Sometimes the team features not just Simon Murcott doing sound and lights, but also another crew member, who will work a video camera so that we can make souvenir DVDs for the volunteers.