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The Collaborative Touring Network (CTN) believes in the power and possibility of live performance.

Established in 2013, we are a collective of 8 organisations based in Wigan, Gloucester, Hull, Torbay, Thanet, Peterborough, Medway and Wandsworth. We work with artists and communities to make and tour life-affirming, soul-shaking, perspective-changing shows.

Over the next year, the Collaborative Touring Network is looking to work with an artist, a group of artists or a company to make and tour a live show nationally, between September 2021 and September 2022. View the links above and below to find out more.

Submissions have now closed .

Find Out More

If you require any of these downloads in different formats, please contact CTN Project Director Rosie Scudder on rosies@theoldcourts.com


Since forming in 2013, the Collaborative Touring Network has toured the work of more than 40 exceptional artists and companies to over 100,000 people nationally.

We think touring live performance is most impactful when it is invited into places where community is already happening. We create local partnerships and put on shows in unlikely spaces: from car parks, to nightclubs, rooftops to community centres.

Over the next 3 years, we want to support artists in both the making and touring of their work. Collaborating with our communities, and as a network, we want to work with artists to create and tour shows that resonate with people and which move them; to laughter, to tears, to dance, to action.

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8 Collective Organisations

The Collaborative Touring Network is Battersea Arts Centre (Wandsworth). Doorstep Arts (Torbay). Heads Up (Hull). Jumped Up Theatre (Peterborough). Looping the Loop (Thanet). Lyrici Arts (Medway). The Old Courts (Wigan). Strike a Light (Gloucester).