About Us



powering live events across the County

Rural and community touring scheme, Northants Touring Arts provides access to high quality arts events throughout Northamptonshire. We support a network of voluntary promoters across the county to host professional performances and workshops bringing communities together where they live.

Alongside cultural benefits, the arts have a valuable role to play in enriching quality of life and developing community cohesion. Through Northants Touring Arts we enable communities to access a high quality  and affordable live arts programme on their doorstep. Performances includes theatre, music, dance, comedy, spoken word and events for families and children suitable for audiences aged 3 - 103yrs!

Our work is made possible through the funding we receive from Arts Council England and the county and district councils of Northamptonshire. This currently includes: Northamptonshire County Counci, Northamptonshire Community Foundation and South Northamptonshire Council.

Managed by the region's leading touring company New Perspectives, a company over 45 years’ experience of rural and community touring, we have extensive knowledge and understanding of presenting live events in a range of spaces. As a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England we champion rural touring, have strong experience in partnership working and support emerging talent across the East Midlands region.  New Perspectives is a registered charity (no. 1058309) and company limited by guarantee (no. 3240198).

Thank you for your interest in Northants Touring Arts. To receive details of news of forthcoming events in your area, please subscribe to our e-newsletter by joining our mailing list. If you have a general enquiry or would like more information about our programme, please contact Sally Anne Tye on 0115 973 9121 or email

Northants Touring Arts, c/o New Perspectives, Park Lane Business Centre, Park Lane, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0DW

Latest News

April 16th, 2018

“My primary objective is inclusivity in our community. That breaks down into two parts. The first is to have a wide a range of activities in our village and the second is facilitating participation"  Alistair MacRae

I am the Fieldworker for NTA and as a Volunteer Promoter myself I understand at first hand what it takes to manage a successful event.

NTA events are as vital as regular activates such as the play group, youth club, zumba class, indoor bowls, etc. To attract an audience of 65-70, I need to work with NTA to ensure that an event will attract 12% of the population. Even if people want to come to an event there are sometimes other barriers to participation that must be overcome. The obvious ones are cost and addressing the difficulty some people may not have anyone to go with. Regular events in our village give us a chance to have a look at our older villagers to see how they’re getting on and ask if they need anything. Partnering with NTA enables us to present professional and affordable arts events helping me to focus on my priority – my community

If you are interested in promoting a professional arts event in your community and would like to know how NTA can help please contact Alistair on 01604 402582 or email Alistair MacRae 


March 31st, 2018

Northants Touring Arts strives to bring professional performances to rural places, however we couldn't do this without our network of dedicated promoters who voluntarily promote an exciting range of events in communities across Northamptonshire.

Promoting, in the sense we are using here, means all the activities involved in putting on a professional performance in your local hall and encouraging your community to come along and enjoy themselves and we ensure that promoters are offered a wide variety of events and are given the support and tools they need to promote these events successfully.

Here's what a couple of our promoters had to say: 

“Old Village Hall Charity has been booking theatrical events through NTA for some years and has built up a regular and enthusiastic audience of 50-80. The plays are always very well recieved and, through NTA, we are assured of quality in performance and a wide choice of thought-provoking and entertaining subjects to suit a variety of tastes and age groups. It is a joy and privilege for our small local community to widen their horizons and come together to share the experience of live theatre locally - and for most people, at a venue within walking distance and within their pockets."   - Katie Lindenbaum, Old Village Hall

“Byfield is over 20 miles from the nearest regular live theatre - in Northampton - and as such having the opportunity to present good quality professional arts events in the village hall is a godsend to many parishioners, especially those who would not or could not travel to Northampton. Staging these events also brings a necessary income to the village hall and keeps the hall in use... The wide range of events offered by NTA allows small communities to experience live theatre that they may never think of attending from Shakespeare to Blues to Comedy.”   - Angela Weller, Byfield Village Hall

If you'd like to find out more about becoming a promoter in you community then please don't hestitate to contact the Northants Touring Arts team on 0115 927 9121 or email

Alternatively you can click here to read more promoter testimonials and find out about starting out as a Northants Touring Arts promoter.


March 13th, 2018

We look forward to providing volunteer promoters in villages across Northamptonshire with an even better service for booking high quality professional performances right in the heart of their community. 


Northants Touring Arts enables the flexibilty for voluntary promoters to book high quality professional arts events in their communities and at the same time gives performers wider ranging opportunities to present their work. The website assists with this by allowing performers and promotrs to access to the latest information all year round.


Audiences also benefit, as the website has been designed to be user-friendly and offers a wide range of access to information, including links to videos, images, venue information and much, much more!


Sally Anne Tye, Executive Director at New Perspectives Theatre Company, runs Northants Touring Arts supported Communications Assistand Kara Spriggs and  locally by Northants based Fieldworker Alistair MacRae.