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

The CREATE Tour participants will be working with RJC Dance to create a carnival style dance piece which they will be performing as a prelude to Still Blazin' as it tours across venues in Hambleton and East Cleveland. 

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

Past CREATETour...


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




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

Rural Arts are working in Richmond, Redcar and Ryedale for the next three years 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."


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.


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