Here at Spot On one of our main jobs is to bring fantastic artists to Lancashire. Well, that’s been scuppered at the moment! But we’re not an easy bunch to keep down, so we thought, that while we can’t support artists in our usual way, or bring you fantastic shows we’d switch our spotlights from […]
We are sure it will come as no surprise to you that, following the government’s advice to avoid non-essential social contact, we have made the decision to cancel all Spot On shows for the rest of the Spring season. This is disappointing news for us all but it is important that we remain safe in […]
Frolicked is auditioning for two roles for the creation and performances of our new outdoor show, ‘Conference of the Birds’, due for it’s premiere in July 2020
Our digital commissioning panel is calling for artists to pitch to create something completely new for 2020. Click here to find out more.
Make a one off payment of £40 for a season or £75 for the year and you can attend as many Spot On performances as you can fit in.
New year, new commission! We are looking for a professional performance/installation with the subject matter drawn from female shopkeepers/owners and staff from across the community of Great Harwood. Interested? Click for more information…
The search for our second outdoor arts commission has begun. Are you the artist we’re looking for?
We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as finalists for this award. As the only arts organisation to cover the whole of Lancashire we’re proud of our legacy (next year we will be celebrating 25 years of bringing the best available professional performing arts to Lancashire in village halls and libraries).
Find out how we created our digital commissioning group for our latest digital arts commission.
Find out where our latest commission – The Spot On Automata – will be heading this season.
Find out where you can view our latest digital arts commission as it tours to Spot On venues during the Autumn season.
Matt J Wilkinson is creating poems and stories as he covers the length and breadth of Lancashire. Now he needs people with strong Lancashire accents to become part of his film – Hit The North
Spot On have secured funding from Arts Council England to commission an outdoor arts performance in 2020.
Spot On are calling on digital artists to create the first of a series of digital art commissions to be hosted on the Spot On website.
Hansel & Gretel gets a modern dance makeover when Uchenna Dance visit St Joseph’s Parish Hall.
Champion storyteller and cancer survivor Stephanie Morin-Robert comes to The Harris in Preston for one night only.
A dynamic new play, exploring the relationship between revolutionary theatre director, Joan Littlewood and her one-time husband and partner Jimmy Miller (aka Ewan MacColl) toured to three Lancashire village halls last weekend.
The show makes you laugh, and smile and hopefully want to hug your loved ones too. There are sad moments, happy moments, silly ones and utterly beautiful ones. The show tells you stories from all around the world and we’ve loved finding more adventures in Lancashire along the way
Mashi Theatre brings a brand new play filled with song, dance and puppetry to children aged 5+ and their grown ups in Accrington this half term.
This season features work from both home and abroad with artists travelling from Canada, India and Africa to perform in Lancashire venues.
In our final Village Halls Week spotlights, we hear from Spot On Promoter Keith and Borwick & Priest Hutton Memorial Hall, about how the Village Hall plays a part in every part of life… Who are you and where’s your village hall? (How old is it? Any interesting facts to tell us?) Borwick & Priest […]
Today we hear from one of our more unusual Spot On Venues. The Isaac Dixon Boathouse, which joined us for the first time in Autumn. We love working in unusual spaces, and seeing the possibilities within them, and so far The Boathouse has shaped up to be something really exciting! Find out more about the […]
As Village Halls Week continues today we’re putting the Spot Light on Mellow Brook Community Centre! History of the Centre In 1890, Rev. Rawstorne decided that he would do something to alleviate the problem of boredom that was prevalent among the young men of the community. At his own expense, he purchased a two-room cottage […]
This week is National Village Halls Week and to celebrate we’re putting the spotlight on the wonderful Village Halls, and Community buildings that host our Spot On Events. Today we hear from Longton VM Club! Today we find out more about Longton Victory Memorial Club from Spot On Promoter Andrew… Who are you and where’s your […]
The Great Austerity Debate is coming to three Spot On venues in Lancashire this November. Part play, part political discussion, this show gives the audience the power to change the fate of a low income family after seeing how austerity has affected their lives.
This week is National Libraries Week. We’ve been working with Lancashire libraries for three years now, here director Rob tells us just why our love for the counties libraries is so strong… Illustration of Rob Gee performing ‘Forget Me Not’ in Poulton Library by Cath Ford I must admit, when we started our big library […]
This month, Kindred Theatre bring ‘The Haunted Man’ a brand new adaptation of a Dickens classic to audiences in Lancashire.
As we count down to the first show of Autumn we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! In our final highlights blog before the season kicks off this Saturday co-director Rob tells us […]
A new theatre show, commissioned by Spot On Lancashire with the help of library apprentices and reading hacks across the county, will see four venues bring a modern take on old fairy tales this month.
Folk trio, Bon Debarras, from Québéc will travel all the way from Canada to play in Longton and Borwick as part of their tour of rural Northern England, next month.
As we count down to the first show of Autumn we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! This week we hear from our Creative Producer Stephie.
On Saturday 6 October, Lancashire pub goers are invited to try something a little different alongside their usual pint as The Dog Inn, Belthorn hosts John Osborne’s show ‘Circled In The Radio Times.’
As we count down to the first show of Autumn, each week we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! This week we hear from one of our directors!
As we count down to the first show of Autumn, each week we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! This week we hear from Spot On Programmer, Lyndsey Wilson.
Like most of the UK, here at Spot On HQ, we are wondering where on earth did summer go? Every year August flashes past in a blur of parcels, brochures and website tweaks as we get ready for Autumn and in between all of this we manage to squeeze in a trip to the […]
The brochures are out. The website listings are up, and you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll be able to purchase tickets for all of our shows online this season.
From new spaces, new writers and new styles of performance we’ve curated a menu to excite, entice and enthrall you all!
Did you know that the funding Spot On receives from the Arts Council to bring professional arts to Lancashire is National Lottery money?
A whole host of dance treats from the Rural Dance Touring Initiative arrives at venues this Autumn and Spot On is very proud to be hosting Keira Martin’s show ‘Here Comes Trouble’ at The United Reform Church Hall in Read on Friday 20th October.
Local residents in Padiham attended a sell-out show with Howard Haigh for the launch of the Spot On season.
Cath Ford is setting off on an adventure with the Lancashire County Council Mobile Library Service.