How to Book at Le Voyeur

We are a venue that caters to every type of act be it music, film or performance.

You are hoping to book a show at Le Voyeur Cooperative. Here’s what you should know:

1. Pick a Date:

When you email us, please be specific about what you’re hoping for. It helps us respond more quickly. For example – do you need one specific date, only, or are there multiple dates that work? Are you hoping for a specific day of the week? 

Note: Wednesdays are unavailable because we have weekly comedy nights.

2. Pick a Time Slot:

Le Voyeur hosts two events per night, year round. We offer all ages events from 6pm until 10pm, and 21+ events from 10pm until 1:30 am. Both slots can be well attended, as well as sought after! If you think it’s important that minors are able to attend the event, you might choose all ages. If you are hosting a dance party and you expect to rage on into the night, it probably makes the most sense to choose the 21+ slot. This is a personal preference, and if you have no preference, let us know!

Washington State law does not allow persons under 21 years old in the venue after 10pm.

Ask for the all ages slot if any performers are under 21 – anyone under 21 cannot be inside the business unless they are performing, so we avoid booking underage performers for 21+ shows.

3. Email Us:

Once you have parts 1 and 2 figured out, email us at voyeurbooking@gmail.com. We will hold a date for you, if it’s available. We will then ask you to fill the bill.

Note: if possible, have the bill ready to go when emailing us to request a date, this will streamline the process for everyone.

4. Fill The Bill:

Le Voyeur Cooperative and its staff do not participate in finding local acts for your event. It is up to you, the promoter, to do so. We recommend finding enough performers to fill the 3-4 hour time slot, but not so many that it cannot end on time. We also require that bookers/promoters focus on bringing in one or two local acts to draw in more people. 

In Olympia, it is very important to add Olympia bands/performers with a local draw to the bill, and we strongly believe that this is crucial to the success of any event. This is to ensure that your show has a full bill and will draw well. We recommend you do the same if you are a solo act trying to book a show; again, this is to ensure a show with a fuller audience, which is beneficial to the performer and venue alike.

If you don’t know anyone in Olympia, try searching Facebook, Reverb Nation and/or BandCamp.  

5. Email Us Again:

If we already have the date on hold for you, now is the time to let us know that you have a full lineup ready to go! This is when we can confirm the date, and it’s all yours! 

If we cannot confirm that you have a full bill for the date we are holding for you, we cannot guarantee that we can continue to hold the date for you. We will email you to check in before we ever delete a date that was on hold.

6. Promote the Event:

Le Voyeur and it’s staff do not participate in promoting your event. It is up to you to do so. We suggest making a flyer, putting it up around town, flyering colleges, making a Facebook event, posting the flyer on your Instagram, etc. We will repost your Facebook event on Le Voyeur’s Facebook page, and we will also share the flyer on our Instagram.

We are asked this question frequently – we do not make the Facebook event for you, and we do not make, print, or distribute flyers.

Please email us the exact wording you would like us to post for the event, in a text format that we can copy and paste, and we can add it to our online calendar. We will also upload the event flyer.

You can mail us a physical flyer if you would like us to put it in the window of the venue.

Thanks for reading, and let us know if you have any questions!

How to Perform at Le Voyeur

We are a venue that caters to every type of act be it music, film or performance.

You’ve booked a show at Le Voyeur Cooperative. Here’s what you should know:

1. The Equipment:  

There is a Mackie 1402vlz mixer (6 XLR, 4 stereo ¼”) going into a 15” Subwoofer and two Mackie SA1521 speakers.  There are 2 mics, stands, and XLR cables. 

We have a screen and projector which accepts VGA or Thunderbolt. Ask the staff about getting the remote to make it work.

Please be sure to bring any cables or adapters that you might need in order to perform.

2. Running Sound:  

There is no sound person nor formal sound check. The PA speakers should be set to optimum levels to prevent damage; if drastic changes need to happen please consult the staff. 

We ask that you keep an eye on the levels, and don’t let the signals clip. 

If the speakers sound like they’re breaking, turn it down.

3. Hospitality: 

Each performer receives 1 drink ticket – they are good for well drinks or beer on tap.

4. Payment:

We do not offer a guarantee, but we feel strongly that artists deserve to be paid — that’s why Le Voyeur Cooperative will never ask bands to “pay to play.” 

The venue does not charge a percentage from the door, nor do we take a percentage from merch sales. 

We firmly believe that this money belongs to the performers and to the people who made the event happen, and it is up to you to split up the money fairly and equitably.

5. Running the Door/Charging a Cover:

We do not have anyone on staff running the door. Someone running the event is responsible for doing so. The “door” is located at the entrance to the event space. 

Most people in Olympia expect to pay between $3 and $10 for an event. It is up to you to decide what seems fair, but be aware that too high of a cover charge can deter people, depending on the event.

6.  Loading and Unloading:  

You may load in and out through the back door using the alley. We encourage bands to load in and out one at a time prior to their sets to save space. There is not a secure space in the venue to store gear, should you choose to load in all at once.

7. All Ages Events vs 21+ Events:

Le Voyeur hosts two events per night most nights: 6pm until 10pm is all ages, and

10pm – 1:30 am is ages 21 and over.

The all ages event needs to be finished by 9:45pm so that everyone can be cleared out in time for the 21+ show to load in at 10pm.

The 21+ event needs to be finished by 1:30am so the staff can begin to close down.

Washington State law does not allow persons under 21 years old in the venue after 10pm.

Ask for the all ages slot if any performers are under 21 – anyone under 21 cannot be inside the business unless they are performing, so we avoid booking underage performers for 21+ shows.

Thanks for reading, and let us know if you have any questions!