Unlike venue based theatre, where you can book consecutive tour dates during the week and weekends with multiple day runs in one venue, outdoor arts touring is more sporadic and often confined to weekends and bank holidays. Touring contracts for performers, therefore, tend to be on a gig by gig basis, sometimes travelling there and back to the event in one day. See below for more information of what is possible/legal within a working day for an outdoor arts booking.
The touring pack will include practical considerations of load, travel, get in, performance, get out times which all need to be factored in to outdoor arts tour booking. As a rule of thumb, if all these tasks, plus the number of performances you intend to give, can not be achieved within a 12 hour working day, then overnight travel is required before or after the performance. Your booking fee needs to cover the costs of paying performers, administrating/booking the tour, maintenance and cleaning of set, props, costumes, transport (van hire, fuel, public transport costs).
Overnight travel adds to the tour costs (accommodation for your team and overnight travel/meal allowances for performers). International touring will incur the above costs plus flights/ferries, additional baggage/freight costs plus the red tape that now comes with the Brexit regulations.
If you are making your own event for your performance in a public space owned by the council, rather than touring to pre-arranged festivals and events, you will need to apply for a temporary event licence by filling in a temporary event notice (TEN) with the local authority. This needs to be submitted 6 weeks in advance and costs £21. Thereafter, the local authority may invite you to a Safety Advisory Group (SAG) meeting to ensure that your event can proceed safely.