Applause provides professional, challenging, affordable and inspiring artistic performances in rural and community venues. We work with over 100 promoting groups throughout Kent and East Sussex. During 2010-11 we supported 98 events in village halls, community centres, and at fetes and festivals. We estimate that during the year over 14,000 people will have experienced an Applause performance.
Applause is one of over 30 touring networks in the UK and is a member of the National Rural Touring Forum. Their research shows that rural touring reaches many people who do not otherwise see professional artistic performances. In addition, it makes a valuable contribution to community life and it provides new work and creative development for artists.