INN CROWD – Live literature in pubs and community spaces

INN CROWD is a programme of high quality live literature performances touring to rural pubs across the UK from 2019-2022. It helps reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences.

INN CROWD offers funding, bookings, development support, and publicity to support brilliant live literature artists.

Shows, sets or performances may include elements of theatre, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, literary adaptation, comedy, live art and audience participation … but the starting point for performances must be written or composed text.

Applications are now open to join the INN CROWD and perform in front of exciting new audiences.

‘The Inn Crowd is a brilliant project. It supports and enables performers to make work, helps us reach new audiences, and promotes live literature across the UK. Get involved!’ – Sophia Walker

We are looking for

Reshape: shows, sets or performances that have been fully or partially developed and can be reshaped to suit performance in pubs and other community settings.

Co-Production: ideas for new shows, sets or performances that can be developed with time and assistance from the Inn Crowd consortium.

How to apply

Download and read the full information pack and then complete the online application form here >>

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 23 September 2019.

Applicants should expect to be invited to an informal sharing and discussion about the show in London on Thursday 10 October 2019. We cover travel costs for this. Please ensure you are available on this date.

‘Inn Crowd is supporting the art of storytelling…the performers benefit, the community benefits and the pub benefits – I like being part of that triangle.’ – John Osborne

To learn more about INN CROWD visit

INN CROWD is a collaboration between Applause Rural Touring, Creative Arts East, and National Centre for Writing.

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