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

For more information on the companies visit their websites:

Create Tour works with local schools in the area and will see students from Norton College working with the companies to creaate a brand new piece during the Easter holidays, this will feature in the show as the curtain raiser performance that will go on tour with the main show.

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

To book tickets please visit our performances page or alternativley contact the venues directly if you require any more information.




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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. 

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!



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.