Member benefits

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Membership of the ASAO gives access to an experienced membership body, the opportunity to learn more at conferences and learning days and a friendly ear at the end of a phone, should you require any advice.

Legal Advice & Insurance

Whilst every show is different, the Association is able to provide initial advice and guidance to members.


A specially negotiated discount for ASAO members on annual Phonographic Performing Licences (rates determined by visitor attendance), and a convenient subscription collection service.

Health & Safety

Access to a 24 hour, 365 days a year Telephone Helpline, provided by the ASAO's partner, Mentor. Members can subscribe to the service for reassurance and guidance on all aspects of this complex area, and request information on current legislation for any event or activity.

Ticket Exchange

The chance to share complimentary tickets with other show organisers through an exchange system. Members can apply to other members for tickets to attend shows and events to share best practices and benchmark services, procedures and equipment. (Tickets are limited to 2 per event).


The opportunity to network with other members and show organisers and discuss current topics and issues via interactive Learning Days, the Autumn Conference and regional meetings.

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How much does it cost?

Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December in any one year. All amounts are payable per annum and subscriptions are due by 31st January each year.

Costs are based on the events published in the Official List of Members’ Shows and on the ASAO website.  All new members will receive their first year’s membership free of charge, however, there will be a charge for the PPL PRS Ltd (music licence).  ASAO Membership Subs 2019.

Once a member, your Show information will be entered onto the ASAO website and will appear in the annual show listings booklet.

Cost Charges are per show day - based on attendance
£80.00 Main show or event with an attendance of 5,000 or less.
£122.00 Main show or event with an attendance of 5,001 to 25,000.
£148.00 Main show or event with an attendance of 25,001 and above.
£110.00 Organisations which hold no shows or events, eg. Breed Societies, etc.

PPL PRS Ltd Charges

Through the arrangement with PPL PRS Ltd (“TheMusicLicence”) all shows and events who are paid-up members of the ASAO are covered annually by the payment of a one-off fee for each 1,000 attendees. Those shows which have an attendance of 10,000 or less pay a fixed, minimum sum.

Cost Approximate charge per show/event (2019 charges tbc)
£32.00 Attendance of 10,000 or less.
£3.40 Extra charge per 1,000 attendees above 10,000.