Terms of Business

Avenue Artistes Ltd

“The booking contract” is negotiated between “the Client” and “Avenue Artistes Ltd”. Please note out of office emergency number for “Avenue Artistes Ltd”  02380 760930


1) “Avenue Artistes Ltd” is an entertainment agency and trades as an Employment Agent  in compliance with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 (as detailed in Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 3319). Registered company number 804828


2) “Avenue Artistes Ltd” buys entertainment services from “The Artiste” and sells entertainment services to “The Client”


4) “Avenue Artistes Ltd” is party to the contract as the supplier of entertainment. The booking contract is negotiated by “Avenue Artistes Ltd” In the event of non-fulfilment or breach of any such contract we will accept responsibility up to the cost of the entertainment only.


5)  Performance Guarantee

  1. “The Client” is protected by the agreed “Avenue Artistes Ltd” code of conduct for its approved entertainment agency artistes.
  2. “The Artiste” selected represented and sold by “Avenue Artistes Ltd” has been carefully vetted, tested and developed.
  3. “The Artiste” agrees to perform to the best of their abilities and perform their advertised and known act.
  4. “The Artiste” agrees to be suitably dressed and professionally presented suitable for their performance.
  5. “The Artiste” agrees to perform in line with the advertising material represented by “Avenue Artistes Ltd”.
  6. “The Artiste” is responsible for the upkeep and safety of all equipment they provide for the performance including PAT testing.
  7. “The Artiste” will provide public liability cover  for its own performance.
  8. “The Artiste” agrees to be courteous and polite and adhere to the client’s reasonable wishes.
  9. “The Artiste” agrees to adhere to the adjustment of sound levels to the client’s wishes.
  10. “The Artiste” will not smoke in public areas, and refrain from excessive drinking before, during and after a performance when “the client” or their guests are present.
  11. “The Artiste” will adhere strictly to the current drug and illegal substances policy.


6) Confidentiality Agreement

  1. Due to the high number of celebrity client bookings undertaken “The Artiste” agrees to keep all booking and engagement details confidential. “The Artiste” and “Avenue Artistes Ltd” can only quote they have worked for “The Client” with the express agreement of “The Client”
  2. Due to the high number of celebrity artistes and star name bookings made by clients “The Client” agrees to keep all booking and fees detail confidential.


7)  Confirmation and Contracts

  1. Confirmation will mean any verbal, written or electronic acceptance and agreement of the booking by “The Client”. The booking takes immediate effect from confirmation. Following confirmation “Avenue Artistes Ltd” will issue contracts to both “The Client” and “The Artiste” The contract must be signed and returned immediately. Whilst signing the contract is written confirmation of a verbal or electronic confirmation, failure to sign and return the contract is not sufficient to cancel the agreement. In the event of very short notice bookings, the written contract may be sent after the event for your records.


 8) Cancellation

  1. To protect the interests of both “The Client” and “The Artiste” cancellation by “The Client” or “The Artiste” is not allowed for any reason.
  2. In the case of cancellation of performance due to Force Majeure ( acts of god, war, fire, death, accident, civil unrest, government intervention, changes of law) which are clearly beyond the control of either “The Client”, “The Artiste” or “Avenue Artistes Ltd” no cancellation fee will be paid.


9) Cancellation by “The Client”

  1. In the event of cancellation of an engagement by “The Client” the following charges will be payable:
  2. Where “The Client” cancels the event within 6 days of confirming no fee will be payable.
  3. Where “The Client” cancels 31 to 90 prior to the date of the engagement, will result in loss of any deposit paid and up to 50% of the remaining balance at the discretion of Avenue Artistes Ltd
  4. Where “The Client” cancels less than 30 prior to the date of the engagement, will result in loss of any deposit paid and up to 100% of the remaining balance at the discretion of Avenue Artistes Ltd
  5. It is an integral part of this agreement that such charges are accepted and will be paid within 14 days of our invoice date. These fees reflect the fees we will have to pay the cancelled “Artiste”. Cancellation of the engagement will only be accepted in writing with proof of posting. The date of cancellation will be accepted as the date of posting.
  6. In the event of cancellation “The Client” agrees to inform “Avenue Artistes Ltd” immediately, and in turn “Avenue Artistes Ltd” agrees to inform “The Artiste” immediately.
  7. It is the responsibility of “The Client” to ensure the venue is suitable for the performance of “The Artiste”. If the artiste cannot perform due to venue restrictions “The Client” will be responsible for the cancellation fees outlined above.


10) Cancellation by “The Artiste”

  1. Cancellation by “The Artiste” is not permitted.
  2. If “The Artiste” cancels the event “Avenue Artistes Ltd” will make all reasonable attempts to find a suitable replacement at no extra cost to “The Client”.
  3. “Avenue Artistes Ltd” will refund all fees if a suitable replacement cannot be found.
  4. Should “The Artiste” cancel a booking “The Client” and “Avenue Artistes Ltd” may pursue unlimited damages from “The Artiste”.“The Artiste” will also refund the “The Client” the difference between the original fee and any replacement artiste.
  5. In the case of cancellation of performance due to Force Majeure by “The Artiste” (acts of god, war, fire, death, accident, civil unrest, government intervention, changes of law) which are clearly beyond the control of either “The Client”,“The Artiste”or “Avenue Artistes Ltd” no cancellation fee will be paid.


11) Changes to the Contract

  1. All changes to the contract must be agreed by “Avenue Artistes Ltd” before the performance date.
  2. Changes may result in a change in fees charged.
  3. Changes to the contract made on the day which are unavoidable should be first agreed with Avenue Artistes Ltd” If this is not possible, changes are to be agreed between “The Client” and the Artistes.
  4. “The Artiste” A fifteen per cent surcharge will be charged by “Avenue Artistes Ltd” on any increase in fees negotiated between “The Client” and “The Artiste”.
  5. If “The Artiste” through no fault of their own is not able to complete their full performance due to a change in running order or delay in the timing of the event there will be no reduction in the fees charged.
  6. If “The Artiste” agrees with “The Client” on the day to finish later or extend performance times a ten percent surcharge may become payable on any fees agreed between both parties.


  12) Payment of Fees

  1. Payment terms are strictly 10 days after date of engagement/event. Interest at Bank of England base rate plus 8% will be charged on a daily basis on payments received after the due date and a £40+VAT penalty in line with The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
  2. Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Avenue Artistes Ltd..
  3. Payment of 20% deposit is strictly within 5 days of confirmation. Failure to pay the deposit will result in the booking being cancelled and “The Client” will be liable to cancellation charges.


 13) Riders

  1. The contract may include a rider containing “The Artistes” technical requirements, food, travel and accommodation needs. The Rider will be agreed in advance and will form an integral part of the contract.


14) General

  1. Any contract negotiated through any other entertainment agency  and “Avenue Artistes Ltd” shall be subject to these Terms of Business unless otherwise agreed in writing between all concerned parties.
  2. No servant or agent of this agency has the power to vary these terms and conditions.
  3. “The Client” agrees not to approach the entertainer directly to engage for further bookings, but that all future bookings are made through “Avenue Artistes Ltd” or the contracting agency, except where future bookings are to take place in excess of 24 months from the initial performance date.
  4. “The Artiste” agrees not to advertise services at “The Clients” booking, and to refer any enquires as a direct result of the booking to “Avenue Artistes Ltd”.


Last updated November 2016

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