Spot On Lancashire has toured professional performing arts to non-traditional rural venues for over twenty-five years. Our local volunteer promoters select a show from a curated menu, and we work closely with them to market it and sell tickets. Over the years, we have fine-tuned our methodology of delivering Spot On and expanded the theory to work with other spaces such as the Front Room at Burnley Mechanics. We have been working with a local programming group to promote shows for the past five years. We work in other small-scale urban contexts, such as Vicarage Park Community Centre in Poulton and Longton VM Club.

Dancers performing to an audience
Balbir Singh Dance Company: Love & Spice at Tockholes Village Hall
Ma Bessie. Photo: Roy Cano

We are developing new related programmes such as spoken word events / performances in pubs and touring small scale outdoor shows to rural and peri-urban spaces.

This programme enables people to access professional performing arts events they may otherwise not attend in democratic spaces in the heart of communities.  

Spot On is one of a network of rural touring programmes across the UK. We are active partners in the National Rural Touring Forum and cooperate with others to develop our practice and the movement as a whole.

You can see our current Spot On programme on Spot On’s dedicated website, where you can also sign up for our email and postal mailing list. Our shows at Burnley Mechanics are included on their website.

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