COVID-19: Future of rural touring at risk as 1,000 performances cancelled

Arts Professional reports that the number of event cancellations at rural venues around the country has meant that the UK’s rural programming schemes are in crisis, as venues experience a high number of cancellations and postponements to events which were scheduled for their spring seasons

Research conducted by the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) among its members has found that tickets for more than 1,000 performances have been taken off sale in rural communities across the UK due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

As a consequence, 30 rural touring schemes across the country are facing the financial and logistical impact of the cancellations.

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Arts Professional - Rural touring schemes suffer heavy burden from cancelled performances


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