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ON Tour Autumn 2023 Announcement

The new season of Rural Art’s exciting Rural Touring scheme arrives on doorsteps this September.

Rural Arts is working with 40 village halls and community venues across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley to provide entertainment through ON Tour. The season opens with Sheepish Productions’ gripping thriller The Last Motel. This darkly comic play comes to Skipton Town Hall on Thursday 21st September, followed by Welburn and Crambeck Village Hall on Saturday 23rd September.

The scheme, which collaborates closely with volunteer promoters, presents a variety of performances. From pantomime and children’s shows to storytelling and contemporary dance scattered between the Yorkshire Dales and the East Coast.

ON Tour scheme manager, Katie Scott said; “We are particularly delighted to welcome two new venues to the scheme this autumn – The Barn in Tadcaster and The Forum in Northallerton. These two very different community spaces reflect the range of organisations with whom we work. In all cases, we support volunteer-led organisations to promote high-quality professional performing arts events in the heart of their communities.

ON Tour works with venues of all sizes, from tiny halls in remote locations to more established venues such as Skipton Town Hall and Saltburn Community Theatre. Regular promoters in Potto, Sutton on the Forest, Newton-le-Willows and Arncliffe are joined by venues returning to the scheme such as Tuned In! in Redcar and The Friarage Theatre in Yarm.

Shows include a double-bill from Green Hammerton-based Badapple Theatre, Durham-based Elysium Theatre with Reiver Tales and three gigs from up-and-coming North-East folk singer-songwriter Amelia Coburn.

Tickets to all events can be booked at or by calling 01845 526536.