Professional Development

We are committed to developing the touring sector in our region, and one of the ways we do this is by delivering a variety of development opportunities for both venues and artists from across the South East of England.

Upcoming opportunities


girl jumping with logohouse Venue Network Day: The Wisdom of Being Bold
Tuesday 19 September, 11am – 4pm, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
The next house venue network day is focused on the constant challenge of ensuring the organisations we lead are as resilient as possible. Featuring a keynote by Dr Jonathan Gross of Kings College London, the day with give venues the opportunity to share and discover ways in which they are currently addressing this challenge creatively.


house touring traininghouse Training: Touring to Regional Venues
Wednesday 01 November, 1.30pm – 5pm, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Mark Makin, house touring associate, theatre producer and tour booker will introduce you to the basic set of skills and specialist knowledge that you need to successfully book a tour and approach regional venues about your work.


house touring trainingArts Council England & Canterbury City Council Funding Seminar
Thursday 02 November, 10am – 12.30pm, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Free funding seminar and surgery for arts organisations and individuals who are interested in applying for funding from Arts Council England and keen to know more about the funding streams and initiatives available.


house touring traininghouse Training: Marketing for Artists and Companies
Thursday 02 November, 2pm – 5.30pm, Westgate Hall, Canterbury
This half-day training session will teach you the principles of marketing and how to apply them to the arts. It will cover design and print, copywriting, content creation and social media. It is suited to artists or companies with experience of putting on work in professional venues that want to improve their knowledge and practice.