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General Information – About CRTA for artists

CRTA welcome submissions from professional touring artists and companies from theatre, music, dance, live literature and live arts disciplines. CRTA has built up a reputation of very high quality performances which we aim to maintain every season.

Please consider the following points if you are a performer considering rural touring:

  • Rural venues can be small scale to very small scale!
  • Typically we can offer between 1 and 3 dates on the Cheshire circuit. If you are producing a wider tour then you may wish to consider contacting other rural touring schemes in the UK to build a larger tour.
  • Many rural venues have limited technical resources.
  • We cannot offer fees towards accommodation but we can ask our promoters if they can put you up in their homes or if they know of cheap digs.
  • We have two seasonal programmes per year – Spring and Autumn. We will generally look at work to programme six months prior to the season. We do accept information on any work for consideration throughout the year, we will save this in our ‘longlist’ folder until we begin programming.
  • Once we have selected a number of suitable artists and companies for the season we will contact the companies for their touring dates on offer and create a menu of performances.
  • The menu of shows is offered to our Cheshire volunteer promoters and they decide what show they would like to host.
  • From this we begin to shape our seasonal programme, at which point we will contact artists and companies with potential dates and venues.
  • For more information on rural touring and other schemes in the UK please visit the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) website www.ruraltouring.org

If you have work that you would like to be considered for CRTA please send us your tour packs by email with the following information:

  • About your show (show copy, target audiences)
  • Publicity material (images/ flyers/reviews etc) also any links to websites or online material.
  • Dates you wish to tour
  • Cost (per gig and if there are any discounts for more than 1 performance)
  • Technical requirements
  • Contact details

Note that CRTA is run by two part time managers and we will respond as soon as possible.

Click here to download a copy of our Artistic Programming Policy