an introduction to touring into the UK

There is a real appetite for international dialogue across the UK.

Artists, producers and communities are curious to hear how others around the world are responding to the same challenges, how we make sense of the world and our place in it and how we might collaborate better.

We've created this introductory guide to welcome international performing artists, companies, and producers looking to present theatre, dance and live art in the UK, particularly those working on the independent and small scale.

Whether you have ambitions to tour, present at a festival, or work in partnership with other artists and companies to create a new project, this publication offers practical ideas, provides advice, and signposts useful resources – from tips for research, networking and promotion, to options to show without travelling and tour sustainably, to common routes in, and what to think about once you have a tour or performance confirmed.

We hope you find this guide useful. If we can help bridge connections or share ideas, feel free to get in touch.

For more information and support on practical issues for your arts mobility visit Arts Infopoint UK

This guide is supported by Arts Council England