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Fuel a theatre company from London will be touring to the Tees Valley with 'Summit'. They will also be working with young people from Tuned In! Redcar to create a curtian raiser piece that they will get to tour to different venues in the area.

Summit is a fully intergrated BSL show and also includes young people from Tuned In! performing a curtain raiser piece created with Fuel during October Half term.  


6th November The Arc Stockton - Sharing and showcase event (curtain raiser only).

This event is for local promoters, groups and stakeholders. If you would like to attend please contact us!

13th November-  Prior Pursgove College (for students)

Ticketed events:

14th November - Stokesley Town Hall

15th November - Saltburn Arts

16th November - Tuned In! Redcar





With no experience needed, Rural Arts #CREATEtour offers you the opportunity to tour with a professional company!

The Create Tour project started in 2013 and has been succesful in working with a range of young people from across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley area as well as proffesional dance, theatre and music companies. For some history of the Create Tour please visit our photo gallery.

Create is working in Richmond, Redcar and Ryedale for the next three years (2017-2020) bringing high quality professional companies to work with young people and tour their work with them! Spend four days working with a professional theatre, dance or musical theatre company and join the company as they go on tour and you perform the opening act on their professional show.

Participants have to be between the ages of 11-18 to take part, the project is completely free and transport can also be provided. With a previous run of highly acclaimed acts including Tamasha, Phoenix Dance, The Harmonettes and Ian Sherwood, #CREATEtour is an opportunity not to be missed! 

"Thank you Rural Arts and Phoenix you have changed my life…

It was amazing to have had this opportunity…

I don’t think you can understand how much this has meant to me.

Meeting new people and learning different styles of dance.

You have helped me so much."


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For information on how to book tickets visit:


Make sure you keep an eye on the Rural Arts blog to see everything the CREATE Tour team and our ON Tour promoters get up to!

For even more information on CREATE Tour read:

 Jasmine’s blog about her experience of #CREATEtour. | The Gazette and Heralds article about the young company | Phoenix Dance Theatre company member Phil Sanger's blog.



Upcoming Events Autumn 2018:




Tamasha and Paines Plough theatre companies travelled from London to tour to Ryedale in April 2018 with Create Tour. This was their second tour with Rural Arts and this time we saw their co - production of 'I Wanna Be Yours' written by slam poetry champion Zia Ahmed.

For more information on the companies visit their websites:

Students from Norton College worked with the companies to creaate a brand new piece during the Easter holidays, this featured in the show as the curtain raiser performance that toured with the main show.

'I Wanna Be Yours' toured to Stillington Village Hall, The Milton Rooms and Gilling East Village Hall as well being performed as a matinee at Norton College and Malton School for students from various drama departments. 

CREATE Tour '18 saw the young people in Redcar work alongside RJC Dance as they kicked off their first tour in over 10 years, with their phenomenal show, Still Blazin'.

The CREATE Tour participants worked with RJC Dance in carnival style dance workshops before Still Blazin' toured across venues in Hambleton and East Cleveland. 




Create Tour Autumn 2017 saw London based FUEL Theatre come to Richmondshire to work with young people from Richmond High School. The CREATE Tour participants toured with Racheal Ofori and her show Portrait to venues around Richmond. 




Take a look at our YouTube video to see more on what the young people of Richmond got up to during the tour!


 For more information on Portrait visit:    


CREATE Tour April 2017 saw students from Freebrough Academy working with Tamasha Theatre alongside Tamasha's tour of Made in India. 

This show toured around different venues in Redcar with the young people performing a curtain raiser piece they had made with Tamasha.


For more information on Made in India visit





The project is fully funded by Arts Council England, Esme Fairbairn, Ryedale District Council, North Yorkshire Youth Service.