Inn Crowd

INN CROWD is a programme of high quality live literature performances touring to rural pubs across the South East and East of England from 2016 – 2019. It is intended to help reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences.  Deadline: Friday 8 September

INN CROWD is a collaboration between Applause Rural Touring and Creative Arts East, working with Pub is the Hub and artistic partners New Writing South and Writers' Centre Norwich.

What we are looking for

INN CROWD is seeking artists and companies to perform and tour live literature across its rural pub network in South East and East of England. Shows, sets or performances may include elements of theatre, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, literary adaptation, comedy, live art and audience participation...but the starting point for performances must be written or composed text.


We are looking for:

Co-Production: ideas for new shows, sets or performances that can be developed with time and assistance from the INN CROWD consortium.


Reshape: shows, sets or performances that have been fully or partially developed and can be reshaped to suit the INN CROWD scheme with assistance from the INN CROWD consortium.

To learn more about the scheme and read full application details, visit


We are also looking for Ready-to-Go shows at any time; shows, sets or performances already developed and with a performance record, suitable for rural touring pub setting. Click here for more information.



If you are a potential sponsor for a project or programme, please contact the Applause office.

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