Hillingdon Box Office: NEW SYSTEM

We are using a new ticketing system at the Hillingdon Box Office. You'll find that the online ticket booking process is much improved, and your patience is appreciated whilst our telephone and counter operators become accustomed to using the new system.

Box Office will be at the Winston Churchill Theatre from Tuesday 30th July 2019 to Saturday 31st August 2019 whilst the Compass Theatre is closed for maintenance during this period.

Publicity for your event

 

Hillingdon Theatres: Publicising Your Event

 

Online

Events can be listed ONLINE for free in the “Whats On” sections of both www.hillingdontheatres.uk and the council’s website www.hillingdon.gov.uk. To do this we need...

  • The name of the event

  • The name of the organisation responsible for the event

  • Any relevant web address / twitter feed / facebook page or other contact details users will need to know in order to engage with, or find out more about your event.

  • The date, start time and cost of attending the event

  • A description of the event (excluding the above information)

  • A JPG image to illustrate the event. Without this we can simply use a picture of the space you have hired. Please ensure you have permission for us to use any image you provide.

Specification for Images / Artwork / Illustrations

  • Brochure Image: Square 80mm x 80mm (945 x 945 pixels), min 300dpi
  • Website Image1 : Rectangle 725px (wide) x 300px (high), min72dpi
  • Website Image 2; Square 110px x 110px min 72dpi

Please note;

  • You are responsible for making sure you have permission from the image copyright holder to use the images or text you supply for any publicity. Any fines for misuse of copyrighted materials will be passed on to the hirer.
  • Images should (where possible) not include any overlaid text. In our brochures and online, all relevant information including the event title is shown adjacent to the image so will not need repeating. Text in images is also always legible in final reproduction.
  • If you can, use images showing people or faces. These are known to attract the eye when scanning listings / brochures etc.

Hillingdon Heritage and Culture Brochure

Season Brochure April to June 2019 PDF

Season Brochure January to March 2019 PDF

Events in Hillingdon can be included the council's printed Hillingdon Heritage and Culture Brochure for the cost of £90 + vat.  These brochures are posted directly to our mailing list, emailed to our emailing list, and distributed across council sites including libraries and leisure centres.

WINTER 2019/20 (Oct-Jan): deadline 15 July, delivered & distributed from 1 September
SPRING 2020 (Jan-Apr): Deadline 15 October, delivered & distributed from 1 December
SUMMER 2020 (Apr-Jul): Deadline 15 January, delivered & distributed from 1 March
AUTUMN 2020 (Aug-Oct): Deadline 15 May, delivered & distributed from 1 July

Posters / Flyers / Banners

Where using the Hillingdon Box Office, event planners are obliged by contract to include correct contact details for Hillingdon Box Office on any and all publicity for public performances. This includes both the Hillingdon Box Office telephone number (01895 250615) and web address (www.hillingdontheatres.uk). These should appear at at least the same font size as any contact details provided for the client's own ticket sales routes.  If ticket buyers will be charged a booking fee if they book through an external box office, these must be detailed in your printed publicity. This is required to allow customers to be fully informed before choosing one of 2 routes to purchase, and is a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority.

Display 

We can display posters / flyers in the following places by request;

  • The foyer of Winston Churchill Theatre - Posters (A4 only) and flyers

  • The foyer of Compass Theatre - Posters (A3 only) and flyers

  • The Manor Farm House - a limited area for flyer display

  • The Information Notice Board at Manor Farm - A5 flyers only

All flyers and posters should be left for the attention of Fjóla Stenning either at Winston Churchill or Compass Theatre. Whilst there is no cost for this service, we also cannot guarantee to be able to display all materials provided nor can we promise how quickly they can go up after delivery.

A guide to how many pieces of promotional print we may be able to display on your behalf;

For shows at Compass Theatre:
10 to 20 x A3 posters for display at CT
4 x A4 posters for display at WCT
500 x A5 flyers to split between WCT and CT
For shows at Winston Churchill Theatre:
8 to 10 x A4 posters for display at WCT
4 to 6 x A3 posters for display at CT
500 x A5 flyers to split between WCT and CT

Banners

Venue hirers can book one of 5 possible spaces to hang a promotional banner on the fence, to the right of the Duck House on Bury Street south of the "Bury Street" sign, for a maximum period of two weeks per hire.  There is no charge for this service. Requests to hang banners there should be sent by email to artsvenues@hillingdon.gov.uk and should include the booking / hire number emailed to you with your booking AND the two-week period you want to put the banner up. We will then contact you to confirm, or suggest alternative dates where the requested dates aren't available.

Please note

  • only banners under 0.6 sqm (e.g. 1m x 60cm) in size can be hung on the fence.

  • banners must be put up and taken down within the time booked

  • banners must be fixed securely so that wind cannot blow the banner into the road.

  • all fixings must be trimmed and all trimmings removed to protect passers-by and wildlife.

  • in the past, banners have been removed by unknown parties without reason or warning. This area is not covered by the venue’s CCTV.

This is a currently a free, low maintenance publicity service that we want to continue to offer as best we can, particularly as it's the only space at Manor Farm where such banners can be hung, so we are grateful for your co-operation.

Social Media

Feel free to share details of forthcoming events with the relevant social media links below

www.facebook.com/compasstheatre

www.facebook.com/Winston-Churchill-Theatre

twitter logo | by AJC

@Hill_Theatres

For more information contact Fjóla Stenning, Box Office and Audience Development Manager, Hillingdon Theatres

Email fstenning@hillingdon.gov.uk or call 079 302 68686 Tue-Sat 10am-6pm

 

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