Resources - Touring

10 Top Tips for Tour Booking
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10 Top Tips for Tour Booking

Mark Makin pulls together his most helpful tips for successful tour booking.

An Artist’s Guide to Oxfordshire Venues
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An Artist’s Guide to Oxfordshire Venues

Inspired by Routes In, directors of venues in Oxfordshire have put together guidance around their artistic policy, programming, and facilities for artists interesting in touring the county.

Artist Welcome Pack
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Artist Welcome Pack

An example of a welcome pack for visiting artists and companies, from the team at Cambridge Junction.

Booking confirmation email template
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Booking confirmation email template

Useful for both venues and companies, this email template acts as confirmation to a booking negotiation.

Booking confirmation form
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Booking confirmation form

house use this form to confirm all details and pull relevant contact names and numbers together in one document. This is then shared with the venue

Education booking form
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Education booking form

Form to send to venues to finalise a workshop booking agreement.

Green Rider
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Green Rider

Including some green clauses in your rider can be a powerful communications tool and encourage change towards a more sustainable touring sector across the venues and events you play at.
In this document, there are some ideas for 'green' clauses for inclusion either in a standalone Green Rider or as part of your tech or hospitality riders.
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International Touring Checklist
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International Touring Checklist

Tips from house programme manager Mark Makin on what to consider when touring work internationally.

International Touring Guide
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International Touring Guide

An international touring guide written by Gary Hills for the caravan showcase (www.caravanshowcase.org.uk)

Practicalities for Rural Touring
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Practicalities for Rural Touring

Highlights rural touring scheme, based across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland, have put together this list of practical considerations for companies touring rurally.

Production info sheet
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Production info sheet

Oxford Playhouse send this form to visiting companies to obtain production details, including information relating to any wraparound activities, merchandise, restrictions, and education work.

Routes In: A guide to getting new work programmed in the North of England, by Venues North
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Routes In: A guide to getting new work programmed in the North of England, by Venues North

Sample deal structures for touring
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Sample deal structures for touring

A general outline of the standard deal arrangements for touring theatre productions in the UK.

Sample Venue Contract
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Sample Venue Contract

An example of a basic contract between a company and a venue.

Show Report
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Show Report

Show reports are intended to give the creative team and managers of a production a feel for how consistently the show is running and whether there are any concerns that need to be addressed. Remember that this is only one example- it is often helpful to check with the director/producer whether there is specific information they would like to see included. Any action points should also be mentioned to the person directly. This report can be used for a touring or resident show, and was created by Heather Rose from house.