How much does your service cost?

We have developed a fully responsive scaled fee for our service that adjusts according to attendance. The benefit is that you only pay more for our service when the number of people taking part increases, reflecting the benefit to the pub of more trade attracted to the bar. You will pay less during those quieter periods that may be caused by changes in the weather, TV or sports schedules. Crucially, unlike a number of competitors, you keep the admission fee which reduces the overall service costs dramatically. This unique and responsive way of charging also acts as an incentive to Question One and our Quiz Hosts to work closely with your venue to attract more customers to the event. Tailored rates apply for special events such as themed quizzes, wedding receptions, private or corporate functions.

Here’s an example of how your admission fees keep the service costs down making us one of the most competitive companies in the business. If you have 35 players, you would pay a scaled fee service charge of £95 + VAT. If you charge admission of £2 per player, you would have £70 of entry fees to put towards prizes and the quiz. Excluding the cost of prizes, the net cost of your quiz would be a very competitive £25.

Please ask us to confirm the scaled fee that would apply to your venue when you contact us.

What does our venue need to provide?

We provide all quizzing materials – pens, answer sheets, picture sheets and posters. We also send post-event photos for you to put on your social spaces. We will need to use your existing sound system which ideally needs a wireless microphone. If you don’t have a wireless microphone then we can send you some links to help you purchase a wireless microphone kit. Alternatively, we can send links for a good value standalone PA box that you’ll find useful for quiz and any other events that you host at your venue in the future. You are also responsible for  providing the prizes (bar vouchers, gift cards etc) which vary depending on your budget and your local competitors. We know from experience the importance of marketing, and as with anything attraction at your venue, you will need to maintain on-site promotion (A-boards, chalk boards, posters, flyers) and social spaces to promote the quiz. We will help wherever we can and our quiz hosts are also on the lookout for opportunities to help you increase player numbers.

How long does it take to build a crowd?

Depending on the time of year and your venue, it takes up to 3 months to have a regular following. Quiz nights can range in size from 10 to 100, but once you have regular teams settled it’s very consistent. Leading up to the launch, marketing is absolutely critical.

How does Question One market the quiz?

Both online and at your venue: we provide poster and flyer designs for your venue, we advertise on Facebook and email you post-quiz photos to help enliven your social spaces and promote future quizzes.

Are quizzes profitable?

Every person who attends might purchase several drinks and other refreshments at the bar during the evening. Our costs are responsive also. We charge a scaled fee that goes up or down according to the turnout at each event. Unlike many other providers, you also keep all the entry fees that you collect for your event, so if 40 people play for £2 entry, you have £80 on the night towards financing your prizes and towards offsetting the cost of our service.

How do we decide the, frequency, time and night of the week?

Experience shows that quiz teams prefer regularity. A weekly quiz saves them guessing whether the quiz is on or not and reduces the risk that they’ll go elsewhere as they tend to meet weekly. Bi-weekly or monthly quizzes are harder to establish as they lack routine, though they are sometimes suited to more remote venues with a ‘captive audience’. Start times vary, with the most popular between 7-8pm. Quiz start times tend to be earlier in the centre of a city and get later the further out you go.  We can always delay the start if groups are running late or there are other delays. The most popular nights for quizzing are: Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday, but we have great success on Mondays and Thursdays also.

Why do I need you when I can write and present a quiz myself?

Our quiz hosts are trained entertainers and our service is like hiring extra staff for the duration of your quiz – without the worries of paying them separately. This means you can concentrate on your most important task such as being attentive to customers and serving refreshments throughout the course of your quiz night. Our quiz materials are not bought or found online and our format is popular. It takes 3 to 5 hours to write a good, balanced and varied quiz that customers will not encounter elsewhere, so this saves you additional valuable time and resources. Writing a fresh, entertaining and balanced quiz that appeals to a good range of people is an art form!

How will I be invoiced ?

Itemised invoices are sent by email at the start of the month following your event, whether it’s a one off, periodic or weekly event. The invoice will have VAT added on to it which some businesses and charities can claim back, according to their circumstances. Payment needs to be received within 14 days of the invoice date to avoid late payment charges. The invoice will include details of Question One’s bank account so that you can transfer the money easily and electronically.

What are your payment terms ?

Our terms are strictly 14 days for weekly quiz events, with a deposit of 50% required for special events. We accept BACS / electronic payments only (unless in exceptional circumstances). A £35 cancellation fee applies to regular quiz events cancelled within 24 hours. Cancellations must be confirmed by email to

What types of payments do you accept ?

We accept electronic BACS transfers only, with a preference for GoCardless, which is a safe, controllable and convenient form of Direct Debit. We can send a link to set you up easily with GoCardless. For safety and accounting purposes we do not accept cash on the night.