Applause Outdoors 2021

Specially adapted shows to provide safe, engaging entertainment to rural communities.

 Applause Rural Touring takes live arts into the heart of rural communities. Our specially created Outdoor menu for Summer 2021 offers engaging shows for all ages at highly subsided costs.

All the performances are family-friendly and range in length and style, with a mix of outdoor live arts, circus, storytelling, installations, walkabout and music.

Applause subsidises the show fees to enable our promoters to access high quality, professional performances at a reduced cost.

Whether you are looking to provide some entertainment at a community picnic or want your outdoor event to stand out from the rest we have a fabulous range of artists for you to choose from.

‘It’s been a joy to see how people in Isfield have embraced the theatre in the middle of their fete – however surreal and thought provoking, slapstick and just plain silly – but always fun.  People have come to expect it along with the bouncy slide and beer tent.’ Adele Cantlebury, Isfield Village Fete

The companies and shows are:

  • Hands Down Circus: TAPE THAT (co commissioned with the Roundhouse in partnership with FiraTàrrega’s Support for Creation programme)
  • Rhiannon Armstrong: CAN I HELP YOU (co commissioned with Home Live Arts)
  • Beautiful Creatures Theatre: THE BELL ORCHESTRA
  • Frolicked: SEEING RED
  • James Wilton Dance: THE ROBOT AND I
  • Frank Wurzinger: TREE FELLAS

‘The shows are fantastic spectacles and delighted our audiences, helping to animate our town centre and add to the overall buzz and feel good factor. We will definitely book again!’ David Robinson, Create 

We have two separate menus, one for our local promoters based in Kent, East and West Sussex  (Menu 1) and one for promoters further afield (Menu 2). 

You can download the full menu of shows :

Promoters in Kent, East and West Sussex – outdoor menu 1

Promoters across the UK – outdoor menu 2

If you are interested in booking a show or want some advice on how to host a show please contact us using the form below.

Please note that all shows have full risk assessments and adhere to current Govt guidance.


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