Education Booking Terms and Conditions

Please read carefully the terms and conditions to which you are agreeing. Changes and cancellations to bookings cannot be accepted over the phone and must be made in writing via email.

The booking forms a binding agreement between Bell Shakespeare and the school, and the school is liable to make payment by the due dates. Bell Shakespeare will endeavour to accommodate any subsequent request for changes but reserves the right to retain the original arrangements and charge the full fee. Cancellations by Bell Shakespeare will result in rescheduling at a mutually agreed time or Bell Shakespeare will refund any payment made by the school.

It is the booking teacher’s responsibility to ensure student numbers are accurate, payment is organised and the school is notified of the booked activities. If a booking teacher leaves the school or goes on leave when the booked program takes place, it is their responsibility  to pass all information of the booking to a new contact teacher before they depart, and to inform Bell Shakespeare of the change of contact teacher.

SHAKESPEARE STORYTIME

  1. I understand that the Shakespeare Storytime program is designed for students aged 6 – 10; 
  2. Before the commencement of the program I will download Zoom on a suitable device (ideally tablet, laptop or computer) to access the program;
  3. I am able to supervise my child during live workshop sessions;
  4. I understand that links to the Shakespeare Storytime program are for each individual participant registered and must not be shared with others in any way; 
  5. I understand that Shakespeare Storytime online workshop videos must not be recorded, distributed, downloaded or copied in any way; 
  6. I understand that Shakespeare Storytime at-home activities may not be reproduced or repurposed without express written permission from Bell Shakespeare;
  7. I understand that Shakespeare Storytime videos and activities are available on demand until 31 July 2020. 

BROADCASTS

  1. I understand that Bell Shakespeare’s 2020 education broadcasts have been made available to Australian schools and registered home schooling only, for educational purposes, at no cost to schools.
  2. I understand that links to the broadcast/s may be sent to students and teachers from each registered school/home school only, and may not be shared with members of the general public outside of registered schools/home schools.
  3. I understand that Bell Shakespeare’s 2020 education broadcasts are available to watch within the scheduled dates only, and not outside of these dates.
  4. Bell Shakespeare’s 2020 education broadcasts may not be recorded, distributed, downloaded or copied in any way.

IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

  1. PAYMENT: A $250 non-refundable deposit per performance is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being processed. A booking is processed once Bell Shakespeare sends a deposit invoice to the booking teacher. According to student numbers, final payment will be invoiced after the performance and is due within 14 days of a final invoice being sent.
  2. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations made more than 8 school weeks away from the performance will result in a loss of deposit payment. Cancellations made within 8 schools weeks of the performance date will result in the full minimum fee being payable by the school.

IN-THEATRE PERFORMANCES (HAMLET & THE COMEDY OF ERRORS)

  1. PLEASE NOTE: Student ticket prices are only available when booking tickets for designated school matinee performances. In some circumstances, a limited allocation of Under 30-priced tickets may be available, otherwise concession-priced tickets will be available to all school group bookings in general public performances.
  2. PAYMENT: A 25% non-refundable deposit is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being processed. A booking is processed once Bell Shakespeare sends a deposit invoice to the booking teacher. Final payment is due 6 school weeks prior to the performance season start date.
  3. Where a booking is made within 8 weeks of the performance season, payment for the full booking is due within 14 days of the invoice date.
  4. If a booking is made within 2 weeks of a given performance, full payment must be received by Bell Shakespeare no later than 48 hours prior to the performance. Please allow 2-3 business days for direct deposits and cheques to be received. Bell Shakespeare is able to accept credit card payments via telephone.
  5. CHANGES TO NUMBERS: Once a booking has been processed, tickets can be reduced by a maximum of 10% of the original booking only up to 6 school weeks before the performance season start date. Tickets can be increased pending availability. No reductions in ticket numbers can be made less than six school weeks prior to the performance season start date. The school is liable for the total cost of the booking if changes/ cancellations are made within this time.
  6. CANCELLATIONS: If a booking is cancelled more than 6 school weeks prior to the start of the performance season, the school is liable to pay the deposit amount of the booking. If a booking is cancelled within 6 school weeks of the performance season start date, the school is liable to pay the total cost of the original booking.
  7. SYDNEY, MELBOURNE AND CANBERRA SEASONS: School contact information will be shared with the performance venue to facilitate the booking process.

STUDENT WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCE SEMINARS AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  1. PAYMENT: Full payment is due within 14 days of the booking being processed. A booking is processed once Bell Shakespeare sends an invoice and booking confirmation to the booking teacher.
  2. CANCELLATIONS: No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 14 days of the masterclass or workshop date.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

  1. PAYMENT: A 25% non-refundable deposit of the agreed program fee is to be paid within 28 days of booking. Final payment is due 6 weeks before the planned residency.
  2. CANCELLATIONS: Once a booking has been confirmed by receipt of a booking confirmation sent by Bell Shakespeare, the school is liable to pay the total cost of the original booking.
  3. CONTENT DESIGN AND LOGISTICS: Once a booking has been confirmed, a Bell Shakespeare staff member will liaise with the booking teacher to design an outline and schedule for the residency. Bell Shakespeare will then advise the school of the presenting Teaching Artist, who will then contact the teacher directly to design the content and specific aims for the week.

N.B.: Teachers must continue to liaise with Bell Shakespeare staff in regards to all aspects of the residency other than content (i.e. payment, schedule etc.).

PRIVACY

By providing my details I understand that Bell Shakespeare may contact me about this and other relevant learning programs in my area.