NRTF Conference 2013

NRTF Conference 2013

We are delighted to announce that  NRTF will join forces with Creative Scotland and our Scottish members to bring the NRTF conference 2013 to the macrobert in Stirling in Scotland.  NRTF will work with North East Arts Touring, Promoters Arts Network and the Federation of Scottish Theatres to bring together touring schemes, promoters, small scale venues and performing artists and companies from across England, Wales and of course Scotland for 3 days of discussion, debate, workshops and case studies.  An important part of the programme will be showcasing and we will be working with our partners to curate an exciting programme for delegates.  We hope to re-kindle many of our International Village of Culture relationships and entice delegates from across the world to join us as we look at rural and community touring, networks and partnerships.

We are still very early on in the planning process but we do have dates for your diary 8th 9th 10th July 2013 and a venue macrobert Stirling University.

macrobert is situated on the picturesque 300-acre campus of the University of Stirling, in the heart of Scotland, macrobert presents an exciting and flexible venue for a variety of conferences and events. Most of the accommodation will be provided nearby in the very lovely Management Centre which has 100 bedrooms - 90 with double beds, 5 twin-bedded and 4 specially equipped rooms for disabled guests. All bedrooms have ensuite facilities. Rooms feature direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, trouser press, flatscreen TV with Freeview. Wifi in all public areas and all bedrooms.  Places will be on a first come first served basis, so be sure to book in early when the time comes.

Stirling enjoys excellent road and rail links to the rest of the United Kingdom and an ever increasing number of airlines now fly directly to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Regular train services run from Edinburgh and Glasgow. macrobert and Stirling Management Centre are located within the grounds of the University of Stirling campus, between Stirling and Bridge of Allan, just 10 minutes from the Junction 11 of the M/A9.

We will keep you up to date with developments, but for now, get those dates in your diary and we will look forward to welcoming you all to Stirling in July 2013. 


  • Tracey Boot


    I would like know if we could be considered as a possible company to show case at the 2013 conference.
    We have two shows to propose :
    “Granny Smith” a comic one woman , half face mask show , recently toured with Muriel Ann Macleod in the Hebredies and Bob Prichard in Cumbria
    And / or
    “The Inseparables” , a comic mix of full face mask and clown (initial version of this show was also toured with Bob Prichard (in schools)
    Our work is known to other rural touring agencies with tours of “the Enchanteurs” between 2004 and 2007
    Yours sincerely
    Tracey Boot
    Companie Théâtre Transformations, Chambéry, France
    Tel : 0033 7 60 66 28 59 / 0033 4 79 96 06 41

  • Alice Porter


    Hi Tracy nice to hear from you again.  We are yet to decide on the process for company nomination for showcasing.  We will let you know what the process is as soon as it is in place. Thanks for the enquiry.  Alice

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