The Collaborative Touring Network is a partnership between nine different promoters across the UK. Coming together with the joint aim of inspiring an entirely new generation of theatre-goers, the Collaborative Touring Network navigates its way across the country to bring inspiring performance to audiences.
The festivals challenge traditional touring models which exclude areas without an existing infrastructure for theatre and performance.
Each festival features finished shows selected by Battersea Arts Centre and the regional partners, alongside homegrown talent. Shows such as The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey, Victoria Melody’s Major Tom, and Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Ballad of the Burning Star have been performed at the festival, in parks, schools, libraries, barns and a range of other spaces embedded in the community.
The Collaborative Touring Network is supported by Arts Council England and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.