If you are a fan of the performing arts or if you are an artist yourself, then you already understand the importance of a good venue when it comes to ensuring that an event is successful. Yes, pulling in numbers and a crowd is also important, but if your choice of venue is paint, it ends up tainting the entire evening for the crowd, and this can cause problems for you as an artist. If you like going to these events, then you probably have an experience visiting a bad venue and how you might have made a conscious decision then to be sure to avoid it for the next time. There are currently a bunch of popular events happening around in your area that you can look into.
If the venue is a place you are not familiar with, it will benefit you to look into a bunch of things beforehand like:
- How popular the venue generally is. Most venues tend to list down events they have had in the past, or at least the most popular ones that happened. You can use this gauge how familiar or comfortable you are with the said venue.
- You should ask on different forums to find out how clean and equipped the venue is. This can include asking if they offer food and drinks if there is a dress code, how clean the venue is, what kind of crowd normally shows up there, and whether or not there are clean and usable bathroom facilities.
- You also want to look into the area surrounding the venue and making sure that it is a safe location, and whether or not there is any security offered by the venue. This is an extra step, but it helps to know whether or not you are going to be taken care of.