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Performance FAQ's

How do I know if a mainstages performance is right for me?

We work to make sure that your experience with us is more than simply great entertainment, but something that becomes a part of the fabric of your community. That means we go the extra mile in everything we do, from our communication style to researching your organization to create a custom experience that reflects your community’s values.

How do I book a mainstages performance?

The easiest way to book is to complete our quick quote form so we have your dates and details and can confirm availability. If you’ve already submitted your details to us, please make sure to reply to your booking manager to confirm your booking. Your performance is not confirmed until you’ve signed your agreement and paid your deposit.

Does mainstages perform in my area?

We perform nationwide! Partners located within 60 miles of our offices in New York City are considered local, and may choose 1/2 day options. Partners located 60 miles to 150 miles from New York City are considered regional and require a full day residency. Partners more than 150 miles from New York City should inquire about our national tour schedule!

How many people can mainstages accommodate?

The suggested audience size for Interactive Performances is typically up to 75 participants. The mainstages Game Show can be performed for up to 200 participants.

What is your performance set-up like? Do you need any supplies from us?

Upon booking, we will check to ensure that you can provide us with a 6-foot table, access to an electrical supply within 50 feet of the performance space, and an open space.

Do you perform indoors? outdoors?

We perform both indoors and outdoors provided proper safety protocols are in place. Indoor performances offer better control of our surroundings and allow us to use more of our performance supplies and is therefore the preferred location. If you would like us to perform outdoors, you’ll need to notify mainstages at the time of your booking and sign an additional Outdoor Performance Addendum.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel up to 10 days before the performance, we will apply your deposit towards a future booking, with no penalty (excluding any incurred expenses related to tour travel). Cancellations within 10 days of your event are not eligible to be credited to a future booking, except as indicated in your agreement.

What is the suggested age range for a mainstages performance?

Interactive performances (scripted shows featuring characters and puppets) are best for participants ages 3-8. The mainstages Game Show is offered in four formats, making it great for all ages.

Can adults participate in your performances?

Absolutely! Interactive performances have hidden jokes for families and staff to appreciate. During The mainstages Game Show, teen/adult staff members will be asked to serve as captains, helping select participants and get in on the spirit by playing specialty trivia and challenge rounds.

What kind of communication do you require, both prior to, and on the day of the performance?

Communication is an important factor in making sure you have the best experience with us. We will ask that you reply to the email that contains your performance details, and thoroughly review it for accuracy. If your booking includes a game show, we will invite you to also complete your game show customization form!

You’ll receive a final confirmation prior to your show date with the name and emergency number for your main performer contact. We will arrive approximately 1 hour prior to your first performance time and will depart approximately 30 minutes after the last show. The mainstages phone line (347-878-2431) remains your best point of communication if emergency changes are required.

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I, and my school, were very impressed with Mainstages. From communication prior, day of set up, and the actual performance, we were impressed with the level of professionalism, quality of work, and most importantly, how fun the mystery show was for our community! We can't wait to use Mainstages again!

- Jessica Mazo , Unison Assembly School