Our Front of House performances are designed to bring a burst of live music and colour to your front door!
Our performances provide a 30-minute set of acoustic and electric songs from a team of three musicians and a technician. The team arrive and set up a festival-themed performance area in either a front of back garden, or on street outside your house.
Front of House performances have been designed to ensure that our team can remain socially distanced from each other and from our audience. In order to for us to set up, we’ll need room to put up a 3m x 3m gazebo, with at least another 3m in front of the gazebo, and a meter either side for speakers.
If weather permits, families can sit outside to enjoy the performance, or remain inside the home to enjoy the music, e.g. this set up is recommended if you and your family are shielding, or if social distancing might present an issue for your children.
We encourage neighbours to listen in from a safe distance, too, whether in their own gardens or from their doorsteps. We will provide flyers that you can put through letterboxes to notify neighbours about our visit in advance.
NEXT AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2021. Dates will be released on our website and social media channels.
Our Front of House performances are available free for families on specified dates. We aim to visit as many families as we can during a day, so places for performances are extremely limited, and are dependent on our ability to travel to you on our available date.
Our Front of House experience is available for “one-off” bookings for schools and residential care settings.
Initially devised to be performed outside and taken directly to people’s homes, we have successfully piloted these performances for larger groups of young people in existing bubbles in a care setting and a residential school. Each performance lasts for about 30 minutes, and we are able to provide up to three performances in a day.
To enquire about booking a Front of House experience, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A special privilege of having a private concert on our front garden! My daughter laughed and danced and it felt so special to have those memories”. Andrea, parent
“I was humbled by the effort Bamboozle had gone to specifically to entertain my daughter. Our neighbours were thrilled to be invited and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was really lovely to see and be able to talk to people we hadn’t had any face to face contact with for some considerable time. It brightened up our weekend and lifted our spirits”. Iona, parent
“My daughter absolutely loved the performance, which was truly unique and something she hadn’t experienced before. She loved the fact that the performance was taking place in her garden and so she didn’t have the anxiety she would normally experience going out to a venue to see it. Tess, parent
“Amazing experience, so special just for our family. Unforgettable” Judith, parent
“It was something extremely special for my daughter as she has been shielding. It was a way of keeping her connected to the things she loves through this tricky time. Her visual difficulties mean she struggles to access things via a screen so this was perfect for her”. Joanne, parent
Recommended age range: flexible
Possible triggers: Loud music (volume can be altered as appropriate).
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“A magical relaxing experience” Andrea, parent
Down to Earth evokes the atmosphere of a WWII allotment site using multi-sensory mix of live music, puppetry, and movement. Family groups will be welcomed warmly by Land Girls Betty, Doris and Mavis, and allotment keeper Arthur will proudly show you his vegetable garden. As a family you can help the Land Girls on the allotment packing food boxes. (You can keep your box of veggies, fruit and herbs to take away!)
After the work is done, our audience will be invited to dance from their wheelchairs as Betty dreams of being a star on the silver screen.
A mischievous mole arrives, who causes mess and mayhem, and when the air raid siren sounds, we all move into a magical forest to shelter.
In the forest we will encounter bees buzzing around their hives, and we can taste the honey they have produced. For the adventurous, there’s also the opportunity to get stuck in and have hands or feet buried in compost!
Subject to the government guidelines in place at the time, we are planning to take Down to Earth on tour to outdoor venues in the summer term of 2021 and making performances available for schools to book places for class bubbles.
We will be visiting specific regions which so far include:
We are also developing socially distanced experiences for schools outside these regions – please check back in late January/early February when more information about these will be available.
For more information on making a booking for the spring tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our socially distanced shows designed for disabled audiences with complex needs cater for maximum group sizes of three children and young people, along with their family groups, teachers and/or carers.
Maintaining small audiences enables our team to provide a high level of focussed attention and the opportunity for intensive interaction. Each moment will be tailored to each child’s needs by a team of Bamboozle performers who are hugely experienced in adapting to, and interacting with, children and young people who have a variety of complex and differing needs.
These shows are designed to be particularly suitable for those who use a wheelchair, and take place at venues where we are able to provide a Changing Place.
“A lovely experience to bring us together in such strange times. Safe, inclusive and such a pleasure” Sam, parent
“The best sensory experience and social time with our peers and lovely people”, Kellie, carer
“Ingenious, refreshing, uplifting” Kate, parent
There will be a selection of vegetables involved in the show which our audience will be encouraged to touch, smell, taste. This will be individually packaged in a safe way so that each family bubble has their own, which they can take with them (or which will be disposed of if left at the end of the performance). You will all be able to look at the vegetables before touching anything, so anything that isn’t suitable for anyone in your bubble does not need to be used (e.g. anything that you know to present any allergic or other hazard).
Recommended age range: 6-14 years.