Applause offers a flexible and dynamic approach to helping you programme an event in your community.
We understand the role and importance of culture in building communities and the wider benefits of live events: helping with social isolation, loneliness, inspiring young people and building close knit, healthy communities.
We have a rolling programme of performances which can work in indoor and outdoor settings, that might be in a church hall, a library, a pub, the local shop, village green, school hall or local beauty spot.
Talk to us and we can make it happen!
If you want to host an event take a look at the opportunities below.
Applause Indoors is our rural touring programme to village halls, libraries and community spaces across the South East.
We work with brilliant performing companies to bring you the best of touring theatre, music, storytelling, puppetry and children’s shows at subsidised costs that will excite and inspire your audiences.
Applause Outdoors commissions new shows specially for outdoor events at village fetes and festivals in the South East.
We work with innovative artists to develop professional, exciting and unique performances and subsidise the cost so local programmers and event organisers can bring exceptional work into the heart of their communities.
Inn Crowd offers rural pubs and other licensed spaces such as restaurants, social clubs, cafes and breweries live storytelling, poetry and spoken word performances for locals and new customers to enjoy.
Providing high quality and exciting live entertainment helps publicans attract new customers, widen the experience for their regulars and helps to reinforce the pub as a central, vibrant part of rural community life.
Our community hall, The Empire Hall, Graffham, is re-establishing itself as the hub of the village. A wide range of activities now take place in the hall including the Post Office, daily keep fit classes, osteopath and foot care clinics, a venue for regular village meetings, the lunch club and Graffham Empire Movies. PLUS annual celebrations of Harvest Festival, Burns Night, Christmas Fair, Easter Market and of course a venue for family celebrations and gatherings. Of course, all stimulated by the adrenaline of live performing arts supported by Applause Rural Touring including live music, theatre and comedy.
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