Scheme Profile

Shindig (Worcestershire)


The Shindig community touring scheme is a successful network of voluntary groups across Worcestershire that choose and promote professional live performances for their community venue.

Shindig –
…live arts on your doorstep!

Shindig is Worcestershire's programme of professional live performances in community venues. A network of 50 voluntary promoter groups choose the shows and sell the tickets in order to provide high quality, affordable and uplifting live arts on their doorsteps.

Promoters choose their shows from an annual Menu which includes a variety of regional, national and international performances of theatre, music, storytelling, dance, puppetry and more.

Shindig happens because of the hard work and enthusiasm of the volunteers and made possible by funding from each of the local authorities in Worcestershire and Arts Council England.

The scheme is managed by Live & Local who also manage community touring schemes in Warwickshire and Staffordshire (West Midlands) and Derbyshire (East Midlands). They also run rural cinema networks in those areas. Visit to find out more.

Recent Activity

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Photo sharing question

24th September 2019

Hi All, We are looking to upgrade our method of sharing pictures of shows for local promoters, local authorities and press/media. Any suggestions gratefully recieved... except Dropbox as it…

Two Gents - Comedy of Errors - Tour cancelled

28th August 2019

Has anyone else been caught by this? 

Sponsor licence for UK Visas

15th August 2018

Has anyone any recent experience in applying for (or actually has) a sponsor licence for UK Visa sponsorship for non EU 'workers. We have an Australian band coming in this…

Insurance for Rural Touring Schemes

6th September 2017

Hello NRTF members, We have recently contacted our insurance provider in order to make some changes to our cover. Our subsequent converstations have thrown up some interesting points and it…

Scheme Patrons: Pros and Cons

14th October 2015

I am looking at the pros and cons of patronage for our live performance and film schemes (a celebrated/ distinguished person in an honorary position, rather than as an integral…

Online tickets

5th October 2015

We are looking (again!) at whether to offer this as part of our promoter support package. So it would be good to know from around the network some sense of…

Attendance vs Volunteers and Volunteer Hrs

2nd July 2015

Thought I'd just share this.... Whilst preparing some reports for local authorities I thought I'd compare attendance figures against volunteer hours and volunteer numbers. So for a sample…

Development & Projects Manager vacancy with Live & Local

22nd June 2015

You will join a team of eight in Warwick and be responsible for the creation of long-term value for Live & Local from audiences, promoters, artists and other partners consistent…

Sustainability Reporting for NPO’s

29th May 2015

Hello, For our NPO grant, we have to report to Julie's Bicycle on our Environmental Sustainabilty, and provide data on Audience Travel. I was just wondering if anyone else…

Live & Local Vacancy- Marketing & Communication Manager

29th May 2015

To join a team of eight in Warwick and be responsible for planning, managing and implementing our Marketing and Communications. This includes providing support to the local promoters and…

early years dance

26th May 2015

Hi touring schemes, we've been approached by a local company that is making dance performance for early years and I know there are schemes out there that particularly…

Councillor or Community Grants

23rd January 2015

Does anyone have any experience of working with or applying into County (or indeed District) Community Grants budgets? I mean those grant 'pots' that have been delagated down…

Live & Local and Shindig Fieldworker (Warwickshire/Worcestershire)

14th November 2014

We need a resourceful and effective communicator with good event management, marketing, administration and IT skills to be the “face” of Live & Local in Warwickshire and Worcestershire.…

Contacts wanted to advise a new venue management group on Business Plan

23rd October 2014

We have a new potential voluntary promoter group who have recently just moved from their old vilage hall to what used to be the local primary school. It is a…

Job opportunity at Live & Local

2nd July 2014

Company Administrator £20,400 (full time / 35 hours per week / flexi time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable (evening) hours worked. Live & Local supports a network of over 200…

Live & Local recruiting for Marketing & Communications Assistant

11th June 2014

Marketing & Communications Assistant £15,189 (full time / 35 hrs per week / flexi time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable hours worked. Live & Local supports a network of…

Live & Local recruiting for Company Administrator

27th May 2014

Live & Local: Surprising shows in surprising places - Delivering high quality art experiences to 200 communities across the East and West midlands. Company Administrator £19,817 (full time / 35 hrs per week /…

FREE resources to aid planning & funding applications!

11th February 2014

Hi everyone, The Audience Agency has just launched some support services aimed at providing useful evidence and resources to aid planning and funding applications. These include an online Audience Development…

Live & Local - Monitoring ‘soft outcomes’

16th December 2013

In the light of the questions about around volunteers, social philanthropy and non-arts outcomes in this year’s NRTF Audit we thought we would share what we have…

DART is now live!

26th July 2013

Please pass on this information to any performing artists who may be interested in applying to this development scheme.  The project is managed by Live & Local and supported…


29th April 2013

Phew… sigh of relief, March 31st saw the end of our LEADER contracts. Murmurs of ‘never again’ circulate around the office as we remember the bureaucracy and…

Supporting emerging performance companies

26th October 2012

Would like to hear about other touring schemes’ experiences of supporting emerging artists/companies in their area, e.g. what kind of support were they offered – artistic or…

Live & Local Job Opportunity

29th August 2012

We are looking for a resourceful and effective communicator with good admin and IT skills to be the “face” of Live & Local in Derbyshire and parts…