Mark Makin pulls together his most helpful tips for successful tour booking.
Resources - Touring
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.
The Anti-Racism Touring Rider has been created in Spring 2021 to establish the baseline of expectations between companies, venues and artists on a touring production.
Organisations and freelancers across the country fed into the consultation process for the rider and accompanying checklist, offering a series of actions for anti-racist practice and giving a framework for discussion and support before and during a tour. This toolkit was created is for everyone committed to change in the arts sector, irrespective of scale or remit.
An example of a welcome pack for visiting artists and companies, from the team at Cambridge Junction.
Useful for both venues and companies, this email template acts as confirmation to a booking negotiation.
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
Form to send to venues to finalise a workshop booking agreement.
If you own a creative work, you might be able to achieve more with the idea by reimagining it in a different form; for example, as a podcast, online event or by licensing the work to someone else to produce. While this is not a new concept, it feels particularly relevant in the current context.
This resource is not intended to be a definitive ‘how to’ guide. Rather we hope it will spark new ideas and confidence by offering some things to consider, case studies and further reading.
To download the word document, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://housetheatre.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Getting-mileage-from-your-artistic-ideas-a-guide-word.docx
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.
Created by Julie's Bicycle
Tips from house programme manager Mark Makin on what to consider when touring work internationally.
An international touring guide written by Gary Hills for the caravan showcase (www.caravanshowcase.org.uk)
Highlights rural touring scheme, based across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland, have put together this list of practical considerations for companies touring rurally.
Oxford Playhouse send this form to visiting companies to obtain production details, including information relating to any wraparound activities, merchandise, restrictions, and education work.
A general outline of the standard deal arrangements for touring theatre productions in the UK.