Useful information about Onatti visiting your school
I have booked a performance
You should have received a confirmation email from us.
There is no paperwork or forms to fill in.
You can choose a start time.
Morning performances can start anytime upto 10:30am*
Afternoon performances can start anytime after 1:30pm
Play lasts approximately 50 minutes.
Set-up takes 45 mins
Pack-up takes 30 mins
Email us to let us know your start time unless you already have.
*Please stick to your start time, as they will have an afternoon performance elsewhere.
Before we arrive
Sometimes the actors have wait a long time in reception so perhaps let reception know where they will be performing so they can start setting up.
Actors will arrive approximately 1 hour before the start time.
Where can the play be performed?
The performance works best on a stage or in a drama studio.
Minimum area needed for our scenery plus acting space is 6 meters long by 5 meters deep.
A typical school hall stage is normally fine.
PLEASE, NO BLOCK STAGING – unless it is very sturdy. Actors change behind the scenery during the show.
Our actors are in the UK only for this tour. They are natives of either France, Spain or Germany.
A UK DSB check will show NO results so we get ALL our actors Police checked in their country.
Copies of these are available and they will bring them with them to your school.
They will always have ID with them too.
We do not tour our own lighting.
If your hall or drama studio has stage lighting perhaps they can be turned on for the performance – tell your theatre technician we’ll need a “General Wash” they will know what you mean.
Students are in the hall ready to watch.
Tell the actors all the students are in.
Do a quick introduction - play title etc - then the actors will begin.
After the play
Actors are always willing to do a short Q&A with the audience after the play.
Onatti will email you an invoice after the performance date. No deposit is needed for the performance date.
We don't ask schools for a deposit BUT if you cancel less than 4 weeks before the performance date we will invoice you for £200 plus VAT.
Why? Our tours become very booked and we have probably disappointed schools who wanted YOUR date - it would be hard to fill a gap at short notice.
We hope you understand.
If your school is closed for snow - we will NOT charge you. We will re-schedule.
Actors are ill
Please, understand we can’t afford to keep under-study actors following the actors around the country. So, in the rare and unlikely event an actor falls ill or injures themselves we may need to cancel your performance. Obviously we will inform you as soon as we can and then re-schedule.