"Performance Contract Template"

What Is a Performance Contract?

If you or your business is interested in hiring an artist or entertainer to perform at an upcoming event, you will need to create a Performance Contract. This document will detail all aspects of the event in full, an agreement of services that will be provided by the entertainer, and any needs of the entertainer that will need to be met by the client or venue owner.

Alternate Name:

  • Performance Agreement.

It is a good idea to have a Performance Agreement template that can be easily modified and still contain the basic features necessary for your purposes as either an individual or a business. You can download a printable Performance Contract template through the link below or customize your own document with our online form builder.

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How to Write a Performance Contract?

To begin writing a sample Performance Agreement, you will want to include the following details:

  1. An introductory statement listing you (the client) and the name or group performing (the entertainer(s)) are entering into a Performance Contract for the date of the event.
  2. The period of time the entertainer will be expected to provide services. If the performance will only be for a few hours, you will want to list both the date of the event and the time length the entertainer will be expected to perform. If the event will be more than one day, you will need to include what time they are expected to perform each day and for how long.
  3. Description of what the entertainer will be doing for their performance and expected arrival time prior to the performance. If a stage is necessary, a detailed description of the lighting, sound, and any special effects will need to be included. You may also want to include a rehearsal time scheduled before the event to ensure that everything will be working properly when the event begins and to make sure the entertainer has all the equipment they will need.
  4. The entertainer may also expect a dressing area where they will be able to get ready, take breaks, and be out of view of the audience before the performance begins.
  5. An agreed-upon payment amount, including any taxes or fees. You can also include any additional forms of compensation in this area (such as meals, gift bags, etc).
  6. A cancellation agreement between you and the entertainer, including assurance that the payment for the event will be made in full should you as the client decide to cancel the event on short notice. The entertainer also agrees to perform at the event so long as you agree to uphold your end of the agreement.
  7. A termination statement that the agreement will expire once the performance has been completed and payment has been received.
  8. A clause should any disputes arise between you and the client, and that both parties agree to seek a good-faith negotiation before seeking arbitration.
  9. Notice that any amendments must be agreed upon by both parties before they are added to the agreement.
  10. Final signature and date section for the client, entertainer, and owner of the venue (if different than the client).

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Performance Contract
This ​ P erformance Contract ​ ( hereinafter referred to as the “Contract”) is entered into as
of ___________________, by and between ________________________, with a mailing
address of _______________________________________________________________
__________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Performer”)
and ________________________, with a mailing address of ______________________
_______________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”),
collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of whom agree to be bound by this Contract.
The Performer is a ____________________ known as ____________________.
The Client wishes to engage the Performer subject to the terms and conditions as
follows:
IN CONSIDERATION OF and as a condition of the Client hiring the Performer and
other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is
acknowledged here, the parties to this Contract agree as follows:
1. Business Address of the Performer. ​ A ny and all payments should be made out to
____________________.
The Performer's business address is as follows:
_______________________________________________________________________
2. Venue. The place of performance (hereinafter referred to as the “Venue”) is located is
to as follows:
_______________________________________________________________________
3. Performance. ​ T he entertainment to be provided by the Performer (hereinafter referred
to as the “Performance”) includes the following:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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Performance Contract
This ​ P erformance Contract ​ ( hereinafter referred to as the “Contract”) is entered into as
of ___________________, by and between ________________________, with a mailing
address of _______________________________________________________________
__________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Performer”)
and ________________________, with a mailing address of ______________________
_______________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”),
collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of whom agree to be bound by this Contract.
The Performer is a ____________________ known as ____________________.
The Client wishes to engage the Performer subject to the terms and conditions as
follows:
IN CONSIDERATION OF and as a condition of the Client hiring the Performer and
other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is
acknowledged here, the parties to this Contract agree as follows:
1. Business Address of the Performer. ​ A ny and all payments should be made out to
____________________.
The Performer's business address is as follows:
_______________________________________________________________________
2. Venue. The place of performance (hereinafter referred to as the “Venue”) is located is
to as follows:
_______________________________________________________________________
3. Performance. ​ T he entertainment to be provided by the Performer (hereinafter referred
to as the “Performance”) includes the following:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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4. Date and Time of Performance​ . The Performance will consist of _______ show(s) on
the date and between the times indicated below:
Set-up Time and Date: _______________________________________________
Date of Show: ______________________________________________________
Start Time: ________________________________________________________
End Time: _________________________________________________________
5. Payment. In full consideration for all services rendered by the Performer at the
Performance, the Client agrees to pay the Performer a fixed fee of $_________________
(hereinafter referred to as the “Fee”).
6. Payment Details.
_________________________________
_________________________________
Account Number
Bank Name
_________________________________
_________________________________
Payable To
Account Name
7. Deposit. ​ T he Client will pay the Performer $_________________ as a deposit
(hereinafter referred to as the “Deposit”) on receipt of invoice to secure the booking. If
the Client fails to provide the Deposit promptly on receipt of an invoice, the Performer
may cancel this Contract without further obligation.
8. Performer Expenses. ​ T he Performer agrees that the Fee is inclusive of all expenses,
accommodations, holiday entitlements, traveling expenses to and from the Venue, and
covers any costs whatsoever incurred by any of the members individually or collectively
as a group, except as expressly provided in this Contract.
9. Payment of Balance. ​ P romptly on invoice due date, the Client will pay to the
Performer any outstanding balance of the Fee in cash, money order, or online payment.
Normally ten working days before the performance date
10. Cancellation. ​ T he Performer reserves the right to cancel this Contract without
obligation upon written notice to the Client. In the event the Performer cancels the
Performance under the terms of this section, the Deposit will be returned to the Client
promptly.
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The Client reserves the right to cancel this Contract without obligation upon written
notice ten working days before the performance date to the Performer however all
Deposits are non refundable. Cancellation by the Client for any reason on the date of the
performance will require payment of any outstanding balance of the full Fee.
11. Non-Performance By the Client. ​ T hose obligations of the Client required to be met
prior to the Performance are conditions precedent which must be satisfied in full by the
Client before the Performer is required to perform unless otherwise agreed to by all
parties in writing.
If the Client cancels or postpones the Performance, or any show comprising the
Performance, without proper notice or fails to make any payment or fails to perform any
other condition precedent as required by this Contract then the Client will be in breach of
this Contract and the Performer will have no further obligations under this Contract. The
Client will forfeit any Deposit already paid to the Performer.
12. Security Deposit. ​ T he Performer will not be required to post a security deposit
against any or all possible damage related to or arising from the Performance.
13. Force Majeure. ​ N either the Performer nor the Client will be held liable for any
failure to perform its obligations under this Contract where such breach is due to any of
the following: acts or regulations of public authorities, labor difficulties or strike,
inclement weather, epidemic, interruption or delay of transportation service, acts of God,
or any other legitimate cause beyond the reasonable control of the Performer and the
Client.
14. Sickness and Accidents. ​ T he Performer agrees to meet its obligations under this
Contract subject to legitimate incapacity by sickness or accident. Failure to meet its
obligations under this section will result in the Performer returning any and all
outstanding deposits to the Client.
15. No Recording of the Performance. ​ R ecording or transmitting of the Performance by
anyone through any means whatsoever will not be allowed under this Contract subject to
prior agreement with the Performer. It is the responsibility of the Client to enforce this
provision.
16. Merchandising. ​ T he Performer may offer CDs, tapes, and other such items for sale at
the Performance.
The Client will provide a suitable area with reasonable visibility and accessibility to
facilitate merchandising.
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17. Indemnification. ​ T he Performer is responsible only for its own conduct. The
Performer will be compensated by the Client for any and all damage done to the
Performer's equipment by the Client, its agents, or guests. The Client indemnifies and
holds the Performer harmless for any and all property damage or personal injury that
results from or is related to the Performance that is not directly caused by the Performer.
18. Permits. ​ T he Client warrants and represents that it has obtained any and all permits,
approvals, licenses, and variances necessary for the Performance.
19. Health, Safety, and Risk Assessments. ​ T he Client warrants and represents that it has
obtained any and all health, safety, and risk assessment approvals necessary for the
Performance.
20. Security. ​ T he Client will take reasonable precautions for the safety of the Performer
and the Performer's equipment during all aspects of the Performance and at all times
while the Performer and the Performer's equipment is on the Venue premises. The Client
is also responsible for ensuring that only the Performer and its designated technicians and
representatives are allowed on stage or in the backstage area.
21. Additional Clauses.
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
22. Governing Law. ​ T he Parties agree that this Contract shall be governed by the laws of
_____________________.
State
The Parties agree to the terms and conditions set forth above as demonstrated by their
signatures as follows:
_________________________________
_________________________________
Performer’s Printed Name
Client’s Printed Name
_________________________________
_________________________________
Performer’s Signature
Client’s Signature
_________________________________
_________________________________
Date
Date
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