Tunbridge Wells

Applause Rural Touring

Applause Rural Touring works at the heart of local communities to provide affordable, challenging and inspiring performances that can be enjoyed in familiar places. Applause is committed to commissioning and facilitating artists and companies to make, produce and tour exciting new work across Kent and Sussex.


Find us at...

  • Applause Rural Touring
  • The Yard, 2 a Speldhurst Road
  • Southborough
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • TN4 0DP

Our family-friendly offer

We believe in starting young!  Applause Mini Menu is a rich mix of high quality performance work designed especially for children and young people from Early Years to teens.  We know that young people and children are all individuals finding their way in a demanding world.  This programme tailors performances for young minds and enthuses and delights adolescent audiences; all who wouldn’t generally have the opportunity to experience live performances.

The Applause Outdoors Season offers professional, exciting and unique performances developed specially for outdoor events across Kent and Sussex. All the performances are interactive, family-friendly and suitable for all ages, and great fun. Applause offers these shows to local fetes and festivals at affordable costs allowing local promoters to offer exciting, unexpected arts performances for everyone to enjoy.


At the heart of our work is community enjoyment and artistic excellence.

Most Applause performances are made possible with the help of volunteers who book events for their local venue and bring their community together to experience professional and inspiring performances.

We work with companies and artists to help tour and develop their work and to introduce them to audiences in a relaxed and shared space.

Having access to excellent art is something we believe should be possible without extensive and expensive travel to major towns and cities. In fact, by not being located in these traditional cultural centres, Applause offers shared experiences for all ages that have their own unique character and value.


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