Block Booking happens when 3 or more member presenters are interested in booking the same artist(s) or group. When this happens, the APA will facilitate a discussion among the presenters and the artist(s) to organize dates and routing that work for both the artist(s) and the member presenters.
Block booking allows APA members to experience the power of collective buying, increasing the opportunity to present shows that might normally be out of reach for individual theatres, arts and cultural centres, or festivals, either financially or logistically. Financially, if artists have the opportunity to play multiple venues on a tour their expenses are lessened and they in turn pass along that savings to the presenters. Logistically, block booking can be especially beneficial for venues in small or remote communities, making them more attractive to artists when there is a routing which includes multiple shows.