As well as the magical entertainment, you will receive the following items.
FREE magic wands – 72 for you to sell to the children
FREE raffle prize – an amazing Marvin’s Magic Set to be raffled during the interval
FREE printed posters for advertising the event in the local area
FREE digital posters for advertising the event on the school’s website, in the school’s newsletter and on appropriate Facebook pages
FREE digital tickets for you to print and sell
The more effort your you put in, the more profit you will make. It’s not difficult, but you’ll need to advertise the event; sell tickets; put out the chairs; and sell raffle tickets, magic wands and refreshments on the night.
You’ll need to decide the price you want to charge for the event.
Tickets at £4 will definitely sell – in fact, you’ll probably sell out. You may feel your audience will pay £5 for the show. You’ll know from your experience how generous your audience will be.
The good news is that even if you don’t sell out, you won’t lose money.
Your Potential Profit
You can see the money-making potential from the case studies listed here. The show can be staged to rise funds for any organisaton or cause, but here is a hypothetical case study using a school as an example:
You need to ensure that all children must be accompanied by an adult – it’s the adults who’ll spend the money on the night. Of course, one adult can bring more than one child. Fund-raising for a school PTA, and based on a school of 200 pupils, if you sell tickets at £4 to a quarter of the pupils and if there are two adults for every three children, that’s 84 ticket sales – a total of £336. Half the tickets sales is less than £200, so you pay Magic Peter just £168.
You’ve already made a profit of £168.
Add to that the sale of magic wands – say, £60 – and raffle tickets – another £60, say.
Now you have made £288.
Then there are refreshments. You’ll know that you can put a significant mark-up on refreshments you offer at your events. Open the doors and start selling refreshments 30 minutes before showtime and again during the interval, and you can easily make £150 from your audience.
Making a total potential profit of £438 or more. And as you can see above, Drayton Community Primary School raised £200 more than that! Sell more tickets, you’ll raise more funds. Sell the tickets for £5 and you’ll raise even more money.