Hire Free Lunch

Free Lunch Ltd. acts are hired out on the basis of ‘per performer – per hour’ rates. These cover the individual performer’s payment and the ‘agency fee’ that facilitates the administration and marketing of their services.

Additional costs associated with a particular job, such as transport, accommodation or specific costume hirage or production, are not included in the hourly rate and are added to the invoice on a cost reimbursement basis.

Completely new performances, or parts of them such as costumes or props, can be designed to order but additional fees may be required and advance funding is needed to facilitate sizable productions.

In the eyes of IRD, Free Lunch performers are independent contractors or sole traders who maintain a Withholding Tax arrangement with Free Lunch Ltd., which is also registered for GST. Free Lunch Ltd. therefore manages all tax issues and tax invoices and cheques are the only paper work that needs to be exchanged.

Standard Rate and discounts.

Our standard rate is available to anyone –

Solo and group performers (each) – $130.00 per hour.

We offer the following discounts on the standard rate (these are not available for the community rate) –
Advance booking discount, 2 months or more ahead – 5% off.
Bulk booking discount, more than 16 performer hours – 10% off.

Waikato Community Rate

If you are a charitable or community group, an educational institution (including schools) or a non-profit, non-government or non-commercial organisation AND your event is in Hamilton or no further away than Huntly, Raglan, Morrinsville, Cambridge or Te Awamutu; you can help yourself to our…

Community rate, all performers, – $90.00 per hour

Is not available for any corporate-sponsored or run events. If you’re going to hire us on this basis, we ask that you include our logo in any promotional material you put out for the event.

Download a sample contract, and contact our booking agent to discuss performers’ requirements.