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Cheshire Rural Touring Arts


Mixed Art Forma / Physical Theatre / Musicals / Kids / Comedy / Circus / Opera / Theatre / Live Literature / Dance / Live Music / Cabaret / Gig / Gig Theatre / Array

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Programming Seasons

Spring / Autumn


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

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