ON Tour works in partnership with volunteer promoters to bring professional performances to community venues across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. We offer our audiences a night out to remember and our artists a performing experience like no other!
Since 1999, we’ve supported local community volunteers to book, promote and host professional performances in their villages. Each year, this translates to thousands of audience members enjoying 70 live performances over a staggering 3,500 square miles.
Bringing communities together to share experiences, spark conversations and – more often than not – run a really good raffle, ON Tour is a great night out, right on your doorstep.
ON Tour is one of thirty rural touring schemes supporting professional arts in more than 1000 community venues across the UK. Rural touring plays a big role in keeping community buildings vibrant and sustainable. The rural touring sector is supported by the National Rural Touring Forum
What can I see?
ON Tour brings exciting and emerging performers, as well as established national and international talents such as Phoenix Dance Theatre and Snake Davis, to community venues across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. Through our diverse programme, you can experience a vibrant range of professional theatre, comedy, music, dance and children’s shows from your very own village venue! With original performances and a fantastic atmosphere right on your doorstep – what’s not to like?
You can see all upcoming ON Tour performances here and our February to June 2023 Brochure here.
Who makes it happen?
ON Tour is only able to reach right across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley thanks to the support of over 300 enthusiastic volunteer promoters. These volunteers make ON Tour possible: selecting, promoting and hosting performances with Rural Arts’ support.
Anyone can become a promoter. So, if bringing exciting, professional performance to your area is something you’re interested in, find out more about becoming a promoter by clicking below for our Promoter’s Pack.
ON Tour works with emerging performers as well as established national and international companies to bring live performance of all kinds to communities across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley.
Whether you create theatre, dance, music, comedy, children’s shows, something different or something in between, our volunteer promoters are always interested to learn more about exciting work that would suit their village venue. Read on to find out how more and how you can get involved.