This year’s conference is all about the opportunity to unite, to celebrate partnerships and collaboration, and in working together as a whole, we can ensure equal creative opportunities to the rural communities we work with.
Join us in the beautiful market town of Shrewsbury for this year’s 3-day Rural Touring Sector Conference Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th June. Everyone is welcome.
More to be revealed in good time. Be sure to book your ticket and find yourself somewhere to stay.
On this page you will find more information and links for the following:
- Where to buy tickets
- Accommodation list
- Programme Overview and Conference app
- Artist Bursaries
- Scheme Bursaries
Tickets and Accommodation
This year your accommodation is not included in your ticket.
Shrewsbury is a beautiful old market town, and there are lots of options available depending on your group size and budget, we thought it would be easier for everyone for you to choose what you prefer.
We have compiled a list of some great places for you to book, which you can download and look at here:
Programme Overview and Conference App
This year we have an exciting new event app by Eventee where you can connect with everyone else attending the conference, as well as check the programme and event locations throughout your stay.
When you buy your tickets we will send you a confirmation email and a separate invitation to join the app, so look out for an email from Eventee. We encourage you to sign up, create a profile and start to enjoy the conference before it even begins.
Accessing the Conference
We want to ensure that everyone is able to attend and make the most of the event. That’s why we’re offering a range of services and support to meet your access needs.
- We will have an open and relaxed atmosphere, and chill out spaces will be available.
- We will have BSL interpreters at the majority of the sessions.
- Digital showcases will have captioning where possible
- We will send out social stories, or easy read guides, in advance of your arrival to get familiar with the spaces. These will also be available on the app.
- All of our venues are wheelchair accessible
If you have any concerns or any specific requirements that you would like to discuss with us, please contact Jess on email@example.com or message us on social media if you prefer.
For information about getting to Shrewsbury and our Conference venues, take a look at this travel guide, links below.
Scheme Conference Bursaries
We are delighted to announce this year’s conference bursaries for schemes. Schemes are invited to apply to qualify for a 50% discount on the cost of one conference ticket and £50 towards travel and accommodation costs.
We encourage schemes to think about using the bursary to invite new members of their teams, or perhaps a venue promoter, a representative from a partner organisation or an associate artist or performer. Preference will be given to those bringing more than one person.