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NRTF Partnership with Contact Theatre – evaluation summary

A summary of the key findings and recommendations from the evaluation of the three-year partnership between the NRTF and Contact Theatre has been posted in the Our Work section of the NRTF site.

With the aim of producing new solo shows aimed at young audiences through the creation of a young promoters network, tthe project started with Maxwell Golden’s Countryboy’s Struggle in 2012/13, continued with Sophie Willan’s The Novice Detective in 2013/2014 and came to completion with Jackie Hagan’s Some People Have Too Many Legs in 2015.

Twenty-five touring schemes took part in the project, hosting 120 performances over the three years.

The evaluation includes recommendations in areas including:

  • organisational capacity for the producing partners
  • capacity building and skills development for small rural venues
  • involvement of young people in the commissioning and programming processes
  • considerations around marketing to a range of new audiences

The NRTF and Contact Theatre will be discussing in the Autumn what the next phase of development for the project might be.