What is Spot On?

Spot On is Lancashire’s rural and library touring network. Developed over 25 years by a professional team, the network consists of volunteer community promoters (450 at last count) who host high quality professional arts events in their local venues. These promoters are enthusiastic people who love the arts and who want to bring live arts performances to their community. They share the same passion of wanting to give everyone the chance of a good night out on their doorstep and, like an arts centre, an audience can choose to see dance, music, theatre, storytelling and children’s shows. We promote about 50 shows a year in villages and libraries across Lancashire, from Arkholme to Aughton and from the coast to the moors.

Is this happening all over the country?

Spot On is one of 30 similar services across the UK. Each one is slightly different in style, but they all work by allowing communities to select and host live events.

Spot On is a member of a national organisation, the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF), which advocates for and supports rural and community touring. The NRTF is funded by the Arts Council.