Arts North West ON TOUR is excited to launch Pocket Productions

This is a new initiative by Arts North West to offer small communities in our region a
networked approach to find and fit hand-selected affordable theatre or musical
productions to tour to the smaller regional venues without a dedicated performing arts
venue. These productions will fit into venues like a community or school hall, school of art
building or an undercover showground area. Pocket Productions would be based on the
successful Arts North West ON TOUR model.
Arts North West ON TOUR now in its fifth year is an established network of community,
LGA, and privately managed venues/presenters (between 8-10 in the New England North
West region). Each network member pays an annual service fee for specialised tour
management. This includes the negotiation of a minimum of 2 negotiated professional
performing arts tours per year; itinerary programming; administration; marketing and
audience development, and the coordination of regional network meetings. More
information can be found at
Projects Officer, Nicci Parry-Jones explains, “We have been getting such good feedback
about audience satisfaction from the high quality performing arts touring our regional
theatres got us thinking that it would be wonderful if the smaller and sometimes more
remote communities had the same opportunity.”
For a nominal annual fee, the Pocket Productions package will include: sourcing and
managing the tour itinerary of one suitable touring production, assistance to each venue
to ensure the production is well promoted, liaison between the production company and
venue staff, advice on presentation, ticketing and promotion.