Connecting Places is a performing arts touring program tailored to small halls and other community-run spaces. This program offers a range of engaging productions that can be booked by volunteer groups that present live performances in their communities, also known as community presenters.
Regional Arts Victoria recognises the important role that community presenters play in the wellbeing and vitality of regional communities. Connecting Places aims to support these groups to independently program high quality and affordable shows that appeal to their communities.
In addition to the annual program of touring productions, Connecting Places provides exciting learning opportunities including workshops, one-on-one support and other resources for community presenters.
Book a Show
Want to see what shows are available and find out how to book them? Check out our touring program
Develop Your Presenting Skills
Throughout the year, we offer free workshops, as well as other resources and targeted programs like mentorships. These are responsive to the interests of community presenters, and include topics such as marketing, volunteer management and strategic planning, among others.
Tour with Us
The performing artists that tour with Connecting Places are selected via an Expression of Interest process once a year.
Want to find out more? Check out our information page for touring artists.
Stay up to Date
We regularly share information and resources to keep community presenters up to date with emerging issues. If you’d like to receive updates, we encourage you to join our Community Presenter ENews mailing list and private Facebook group, Victorian Community Presenter Network.
Get in Touch
Our Connecting Places Coordinator is available for one-on-one consultations in person, over the phone and via email. You can contact us for general advice or more specific support in relation to presenting shows at your venue, no strings attached. Reach out and we’ll do our best to help you!
Connecting Places Coordinator
Images: Ruffy Public Hall, Numurkah Town Hall and Daylesford Town Hall.