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Information for Artists and Performers

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Rural touring can be a unique and fulfilling experience for both artist and audience alike and no two venues are ever the same. The locations can range from village halls and schools to converted chapels or even a Victorian folly, and vary in capacity from 50 seats to 200+.

All the shows are organised and hosted by a team of volunteers, led by a volunteer promoter for that village. Many venues are multi-purpose community buildings and often do not have technical equipment, staging or dedicated dressing rooms (committee rooms and storage areas are regularly utilised for this purpose), so it is important that any performance for rural touring should be self-contained and adaptable. We do, however, have a basic PA and floor lighting kit which can be borrowed if necessary, although a technician will not be provided.

If you feel your production/show is suitable for rural touring and you would like it to be considered for the next Hog the Limelight season, please complete and return the Hog the Limelight Artist’s Form. Microsoft Word 33kb

Programming generally takes place in the New Year for the season starting the following September and if your show is compatible with our programme, we will contact you requesting further information.

Advice and guidance for rural touring is also available from the National Rural Touring Forum (NRFT):