Scheme Profile


Cheshire Rural Touring Arts deliver performances in spring and autumn each year across the counties of Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester. We have 26 permanent venues , each run by volunteer community promoters.

Cheshire Rural Touring Arts (CRTA) is a network of villages across the Cheshire region who enjoy the challenge and excitement of choosing and staging high quality arts and entertainment events in their local village halls and community centres, as well as organising participatory arts events. The CRTA runs season's of performances in spring and autumn each year, all performances are run by volunteer promoters in the communities where the performances take place.

Companies on CRTA are selected from all over the UK and abroad and deliver high quality theatre, dance, music and live literature performances.

CRTA is one of 36 similar rural touring schemes operating nationally, all affiliated to the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) . CRTA is funded and supported by the Arts Council England, Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council

Recent Activity

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Churchill Fellowship grants now open for 2020, with a rural category

30th July 2019

The Churchill Fellowship grants fund is now open for 2020. This fund is ideal for rural touring organisations and artists to apply for. A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to…

New Directions conference and showcase - CRTA, Anne Crabtree

19th July 2018

 The weather this year was brilliant for delegates, creating an extra feelgood factor and encouraging us to linger outside in the cool and so have more conversations than might…

Edinburgh attendance

10th July 2012

For anyone planning on going up to Edinburgh there is a google doc link below for you to include your attendance dates on. This will help us know whos…