Rural Touring Top Tips

The NRTF are starting to gather and share little nuggets of what we might call "best practice" around the rural touring networks. There are lots of us doing similar things, from promoters to artists to scheme managers to members of our audiences, even, and there are lots of good ideas out there that we want people to share.

Each week, we will post on twitter and facebook a "Top Tip" from someone - probably no more than 25 seconds long - which will also sit here on the NRTF website into the future. The idea is that someone else might see it and think "I/we could do that too." Please look out for them as they appear - and please think about whether you too could offer up a Top Tip. ​Get in touch with us if you want to make some - you might be a performer, a promoter, a member of the audience or a scheme manager - it's very easy, all we need from you is the short raw video clip from your phone or tablet and we will do the rest.​

Email your video clips to

We also create resources for artists which answer some our most frequently asked questions. These can be downloaded from the box on the right.

Below we've organised all our top tip videos into playlists so you can watch all the ones most relevant to you. Or check out our Facebook Page and Youtube to watch individual videos.

​Rural Touring Top Tips for Artists

These tips range from how to get programmed, marketing your shows and helpful advice for on the road life. Whether you're new to Rural Touring or wanting to brush up before you're next tour these are perfect for you!



Rural Touring Top Tips for Venues and Promoters

From what to do to secure those all important last minute ticket sales to advice on hosting international artists. These top tips are for rural venues and promoter collected from scheme managers, artists, and most importantly promoters themselves!



Rural Touring Top Tips for Marketing Your Events

Whether you're a touring company, a scheme manger, or a rural promoter marketing events is one of the hardest things to do! Luckily we've collected some top tips for you!



Rural Touring Dance Initiative: Top Tips for Dance 1

As Part of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative we have collected some top tips from artists who have toured rurally with us. Covering sightlines to flexibility. This is a good place to start for any Dance company hoping to rural tour.