Terms & Conditions



ABOP Website Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the ABOP website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which govern ABOP's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s) unconnected to ABOP. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

DBS Policy 

Since the abolition of the over-regulated CRB checking, those visiting schools just once a week are no longer required to subscribe to DBS checks. A DBS is only required for regulated activity relating to children if the work is carried out frequently (defined as more than once per week). In addition, as with mainstream professional children’s theatre, actors performing to children, as opposed to working with children, are not required to have DBS checks – this applies to our actors.

In the event that The Company arrives at the school to fulfil the booking and the actors are refused entry due to not having a DBS check with them, The School will be liable for the full invoice amount. 



Time of the Shows

ABOP endeavours to perform the show(s) at the time(s) shown on the booking form. However, in the event of heavy traffic, or other circumstances beyond our control, we will keep the school informed and will aim to start the show as near as possible to the scheduled time. In extreme lateness (deemed as in excess of 30 minutes) it is acknowledged that either party may wish to reschedule.



Access and Parking 

Good access is defined as being able to drive the ABOP van as close as possible to the nearest entrance to a ground floor performing area. It is important that parking is available on school premises. Where parking is found not to be available onsite at the time of arrival, it will not be possible to perform the show(s), and The School will be liable for payment in full.



Teacher's Pre-Show Information

The teacher responsible for the booking should distribute copies of the Teacher’s Pre-Show Information to all teachers concerned with the performance. 



Audience Size/Required Space 

The School agrees to limit the audience size to 300 pupils, unless permission has been granted by the main Production Office to increase this number. Any increase in numbers must not encroach upon the minimum amount of space required for the set and performance area. In the event that ABOP arrives at the school and the audience size or space available is deemed to be in breach of this Agreement, the Company reserves the right to cancel the performance and The School will be liable for the full invoice amount. 



Setting Up/Dismantling Time

The School should allow 90 minutes clear setting up time, prior to the show. Schools are requested not to bring children to the performance area until clearance has been given. After the show approximately 90 minutes is required to dismantle and vacate. In the case where two shows are being performed in the same school, provision should be made for the set, props and costumes to be left in situ. 




If, for whatever reason, ABOP has to cancel a performance within less than two weeks, an alternative date will be offered to the school where possible.

In the event that The School cancels within three months of the performance date, The School will be liable to pay a 50% cancellation charge. In the event that The School cancels within one month of the performance date, The School will be liable to pay the full invoice amount.

In the event that The Company arrives at the school and, for whatever reason, the school has been closed and The Company uninformed, The School will be liable for the full invoice amount. 



Payment Terms 

All payments should be made as directed on the Booking Form. Statutory Interest Charges will be applied to any late payments, in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts [Interest] Act 1988 as amended and supplemented by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulation 2002.




ABOP has full liability insurance of which details can be provided.