Children’s Theatre Tour
In October 2017, New Writing North completed the final year of a five-year project supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, which supported us to produce and tour an annual children’s theatre show. Each show was an adaptation of a contemporary children’s picture book and the project toured to libraries and community centres across the North of England.
Our aim was to provide opportunities for people to experience high quality literature and performing arts in their local libraries and community venues and to engage with books in new ways.
We also supported venues to continue to programme arts activity for their local community by running engagement projects, story telling events and advice and support.
Key stats and impact
of audiences said they would attend future events
people have seen our shows
performances across 5 years
people on average have attended per show across 5 years
venues toured across 5 years
venues have hosted at least 2 of the shows
of venues visited on our tours have been in areas of the lowest 33% of engagement in England (as per Arts Council England’s Taking Part survey)
of venues visited on tour have been in the lowest 50% of engagement (as per Arts Council England’s Taking Part survey)
of venues visited on tour have been in the lowest 57% of engagement (as per Arts Council England’s Taking Part survey)