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BREC Sessions Frequently Asked Questions

How experienced do I need to be?

This programme is aimed at supporting local professional artists at any stage of their career. Emerging and experienced artists will all be considered. We are looking for artists who are ready to record and who will benefit from this opportunity the most.

How do I get selected?

  1. Fill out the Expression of Interest (EOI) on the BREC website and press ‘SEND’ to receive a thank you bounce back message to say that someone from BREC will be in touch
  2. The BREC team will assess your EOI and may contact you to discuss your needs so that we choose artists who are most ready for this opportunity
  3. We will contact all applicants to let you know if you have been successful
  4. Once we confirm an offer, we will send you a technical form to fill out and work with you to find a mutually available date for the session
  5. If successful, we email you a letter of agreement to be signed and returned along with an invoice for any extras agreed, to be paid before the filming date
  6. Recording day! We ask you to share your BREC Session experience on your social media and give us your 5 min video feedback to help us spread the word

When and where can we do it?

Weekdays in The Cube Theatre from July with sessions allocated on a rolling basis until all 8 BREC Sessions are filled.

What’s included for free?

  1. Standard BREC Session of 10am – 6pm with up to 5 hours of audio/video recording time
  2. Two BREC technicians to help you get the best out of your day
  3. Use of two BREC HD cameras with option to livestream
  4. BREC house lighting (fluorescent white light)
  5. Tag and test of your electronic equipment (e.g. power cables, amps) if not certified
  6. Use of BREC microphones and cabling, foldback monitors, DI boxes, stands and risers

Is there anything I’d have to pay for?

  • Any hours in The Cube past 6pm @ $150/hour
  • Professional pre-set lighting with optional haze, highly recommended for video @ $150/day
  • Piano tuning to use BREC’s Steinway Concert Grand or Yamaha Mini Grand pianos @ $225

What do I have to bring?

  • Up to 6 artists with an extra person to operate any additional camera you choose to bring
  • Instruments, backline, amplifiers, power cables, headphones, consumables e.g. picks/sticks
  • A hard drive to take away your raw audio (min 500GB) or video (min 1TB) MAC OS format
  • A plan! The more prepared you are, the more you will get out of your session

What if I have other ideas – is there someone I can talk to before submitting my EOI?

Yes! Call Michele, BREC’s Associate Producer -Engagement for a chat on 08 9792 3136

This project is proudly supported by Lotterywest.

What safety measures are in place to protect me against COVID-19?

Our priority is to keep our visitors and staff safe. Our health and safety measures include:

  • Enhanced frequent cleaning and disinfection of venue spaces
  • Providing hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities throughout the building
  • Switching to contactless payment only at our box office and bars
  • Continuing to follow the latest WA Government health guidelines and will update our procedures as necessary
  • Box and foyers will open 1 hour prior to performance or event times
  • All staff and volunteers undergoing training including COVID Safety certification

We ask that you take care of each other during your visit and not attend the venue if you feel unwell, have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 including a fever and sore throat in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.

Can I take a camera into the theatre?

Cameras and recording equipment are not permitted to be used in the auditorium at any time. Media professionals may photograph within the foyer.

Where’s the nearest cash machine?

You’ll find ATM’s for all the major banks along Victoria Street. The closest ATM is inside the Grand Cinema complex or next to Trafalgars Hotel on Victoria Street. Bureau de Change is located at the Post Office on Victoria Street or Centre Point Shopping Centre.

What if I arrive late?

Usually, you can enter the auditorium after the performance has commenced. However some shows stipulate no late comers be allowed to enter the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance, this may be during the interval.

Is there medical assistance?

We always have trained first-aid staff available in the event of an accident or incident, but you can approach any of our BREC team, for immediate assistance.

Is there anywhere that can help me with photocopying?

Office Works is on the corner of Symmons Street and Wittenoom Street. They offer a full range of print services, as well as stationery and office supplies.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

We have gift vouchers available for purchase at any time during the year. These can be for the amount that you prefer and can be personalised with a message from you. Denominations of $25, $50 or $100 can be purchased online, over the phone or in person from our box office.

What if I have a hearing impairment?

Hard of hearing units are available free of charge, so people with hearing difficulties will now find it easier to enjoy live shows and movies. The units provide a more personal control of the volume, making it easier to hear dialogue or music, and can be used at any seat in the house. Please request a unit when you make your booking.

Can I bring my assistance dog?

Assistance Dogs are welcome at BREC, but we do not recommend that you bring them to events where noise levels are high. Just speak to our Box Office team when you book your ticket.

Can I take my pram into the theatre?

Prams are not permitted in the auditorium. They can be left in the foyer in a suitable and safe place.

Is BREC accessible for my wheelchair?

Absolutely, we’ve worked tirelessly to make our venue fully accessible to all our visitors.

The venue has full wheelchair access to our conference spaces the Sky Bar and Stage One theatre. Wheelchair seating is limited, so you need to make a booking with our Box Office team.

How many seats are available?

There are 810 seats available in the Stage One theatre and 242 seats in The Cube theatre.

How long before the show do I need to arrive?

The centre opens 60 minutes prior to the performance or event ; you can arrive any time during those that time to enjoy BREC’s bars and café facilities.

Can you take food and drink into the auditorium?

Food and drinks purchased at BREC are permitted in the auditorium for live performances, unless otherwise specified.

Is there a bar?

BREC has three bars, two in the Stage One foyer and the Skybar on the first floor. These bars are all licensed and operate for most shows, opening 45 minutes before the performance begins and during the interval.

Where can I find a petrol station?

Low on fuel? Fear not, the nearest petrol station is on the corner of Blair Street and Strickland Street.

Do you have a lost property area?

It happens to us all, so if you’ve lost something at BREC head to our Box Office we’ll do our best to help. Alternatively call 08 9792 3111.

Can you help with production for my event?

Our in-house production team is here to help you. From audio visual hire to full management of a slick professional production.

Do you have Wi-Fi?

Need to stay in touch with the office? Or just can’t wait to post a selfie? No problem visitors to BREC can connect to WiFi across the entire venue free of charge.

Is there any discounts for not-for-profit organisations?

We provide heavily discounted rates on our venue hire fee if you are a local not-for-profit group, school or community group. You’ll find contact information for our events office here. If you’d rather just get on an make a booking complete the form below.

  Book an event

How do I get a quote for my event?

One of our experienced Event Managers will happily provide you with a quote for your event. The Events Office is open Mon-Fri,  10am to 4pm. You’ll find contact information for our events office here. If you’d rather just get on and make a booking complete the form below.

  Book an event

 

Can I hire the venue

BREC has a range of flexible spaces to suit every event, from intimate meetings to large scale conferences, and trade shows. Awards ceremonies and wedding receptions to world class theatre performances. Find out more!

 

Where’s my BREC Rewards card?

Your BREC Rewards membership card will be dispatched within 48 hours on receipt of payment and sent via Australia Post. Please allow up to 7 business days for delivery.

What is BREC Rewards?

BREC Rewards is our exclusive membership programme that entitles members to discounts on shows, discounts on food & drinks from the BREC bars and café, as well as special early-bird offers and ticket sales. See the full list of benefits here.

Can my child sit on my knee?

For most shows, children under the age of two are allowed to be nursed by a parent or guardian and children over the age of two are required to purchase a seat. However, for some shows, children over the age of one are required to purchase a ticket, so please check this with our Box Office team. We ask you to be aware of the patrons seated behind you when nursing an infant to ensure the view is not obstructed.

How do I find out what’s on?

You’ll find our bi-annual season programme in local cafés and outlets around the City of Bunbury. Our entire programme as well as conferences, trade shows and special events are listed on our website, the local press and social media channels. If you’d like to be the first to hear about what’s on join our BREC Rewards programme or join our mailing list to have all the latest entertainment news straight to your inbox.

Why choose a BREC presented show?

If a show is presented by BREC you know that that the show has been hand-picked by us for our loyal audience. We curate the BREC season to include high quality, innovative original works. Shows presented by other touring companies have hired our venue.

Why is there a $3.50 booking fee?

The booking fee covers what it costs us to sell you the ticket, including box office staff wages, ticket stock, printing, internet charges and card fees. These used to all be separate fees, but we have now consolidated these to a single booking fee of $3.50, in keeping with the LPA ticketing Code of Practice.

  LPA Code of Practice

Can I purchase tickets online?

It’s simple to purchase online. You have the option to choose your own seats and can pay with debit or credit card.

What if my tickets are stolen?

If your tickets are stolen, you need to report it to the Police and then notify the Box Office staff of the situation. A record of your transaction is taken, this is why we ask for your details when making a booking. On the night of the performance, the Box office staff will ensure those seats haven’t been taken and will then re issue the tickets.

What if I lost my ticket?

If tickets are lost, they can be replaced, however not straight away. You will need to report the lost tickets to the Box Office. On the night of the performance, the Box office staff will ensure those seats haven’t been taken and will then re issue the tickets.

Can I get seats upstairs?

If the performance is in Stage One and the Dress Circle has been opened, you can purchase tickets for upstairs. In some cases, the upstairs seating is not opened in which case seats can not be purchased.

Can I change my seats after completing my purchase?

You can change your seats to a performance once they have been booked. If the tickets have been paid for and you want to change them, we require the tickets to be returned to the Box office and an exchange fee will apply to the new tickets. This fee varies for each performance, so please check with the Box Office team.

How can I pay for tickets?

You can pay for your tickets with cash, credit card, cheque or money order.

Can I lay-by my tickets?

Lay-by is available for all purchases. We require a small deposit at the time of booking and then regular payment until the full amount is paid off. The full amount is to be paid one week prior to the performance. Please be aware this service is not available for online purchases.

What counts as concession?

A concession rate applies for selected shows to someone who holds a concession card. This includes a Centrelink Health Care Card, Aged Pension Card, WA Seniors Card, Disability Pension Card or War Veterans Pension Card. However some events will have more specific criteria, for example it may only accept Aged Pension Cards. This information will be available when you purchase online or simply check with the Box Office staff.

Is there a discount for group bookings?

On selected shows there is a group booking discount, which can be accessed when booking online or simply ask at our Box Office team when booking in person or over the phone.

How do I book tickets

You can book tickets in person at the Box Office, over the phone or online. All bookings incur a booking fee of $3.50 per ticket.

Are you open on weekends?

The Box Office is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. During events, the Box Office and bar facilities are open 45 minutes prior to a performance.

What accommodation and restaurants are nearby?

Bunbury offers a range of accommodation and restaurants just a short 5 minute walk from BREC. Find out where to eat, drink and sleep here.

Is there parking onsite?

There are numerous options for parking onsite at BREC and in the Bunbury CBD. A ticket must be displayed at all times and check signs for how long you can stay.  Visitor and shopper car parks allow you to stay up to 3 hours for free but you must display a ticket.

Getting there by road?

We are located 1.5 hours South of Perth Metropolitan area and accessible by road from other regional centres in the South West and Great Southern regions.

Getting there by air?

The Perth International and Domestic Terminals receive flights daily from all Australian capital cities and around the world, with car hire, bus transit and other modes of transportation available to those arriving.

   Perth Airport

Getting there by public transport

We’re located in the heart of the Bunbury CBD, which is serviced by a network of coach and rail services from Perth, Mandurah, the South West and Great Southern regions. A daily bus service runs between the Bunbury Passenger Terminal and Central Bunbury Bus Station, as well as local bus routes servicing the Greater Bunbury region. Taxis are available 24/7 call 131 008.
  Trans WA
   South West Coach Lines
   Public Authority

Where are you located?

BREC is located in the heart of the CBD at 2 Blair Street Bunbury. It is on the corner of Blair and Symmons Street, between the Grand Cinemas and the Bunbury Visitors Centre.

What does BREC stand for?

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre