Production Companies

NEAT promotes high quality professional theatre and dance productions in rural venues.

Our venues vary in size from small village halls to larger town halls or small scale arts centres. Some performances are held in school halls, church halls and even pubs and clubs. We also promote outdoor and site specific performances.

The majority of our venues have no or little technical equipment so our events are better suited to self-contained productions or performances that require little or no technical equipment.

If you are a professional company and wish to tour to the North East of Scotland then we would like to hear from you.

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What we promote …

Currently we only programme and promote theatre and dance productions and film screenings.

In the future we would like to offer music events to our volunteer promoters. If you would like to be kept up to date with developments please sign up to our newsletter.

If you are a band, musician, singer etc and you submit an offering that we cannot promote we cannot guarantee that we will be able to respond to your request due to the high level of theatre and dance productions that we receive.

How we Promote …

All of our performances and screenings are programmed and promoted by volunteers in rural spaces across the North East of Scotland.

They are passionate about the arts and they care deeply about their community. They volunteer so that others can enjoy live and screened events without having to travel great distances to large towns and cities.

We curate a Volunteer Promoter Selection Menu of around 30 productions from the submissions we receive. The Volunteer Promoters select the productions they wish to promote, this can vary from 1 to 4 productions per venue per season.

NEAT will coordinate all bookings and provide support to the volunteers.

Artists or companies are responsible for providing all publicity material.

NEAT guarantees the performance fee and we enter into a box office split with the venue.

The Volunteer Promoter is responsible for marketing the performances locally and NEAT will provide regional marketing support via our website, social media and press. The Volunteer Promoters run their own box office outlets and NEAT provides an online ticketing service.

Once a booking has been confirmed, NEAT will share the venue contact details and it will be the artists/company’s responsibility to liaise with the venue prior to the performance.

Current Programming Information

Touring between January and August 2018? 

We are currently looking for small scale work suitable for touring into Village Halls across the North East of Scotland.

NEAT does not currently promote music events. We are still developing a plan to include music in future years. Please feel free to submit but we cannot guarantee that your offering will be considered for submission in our next Promoter Selection Menu but it does help us to understand what’s currently touring.


Please consider your fee carefully and make sure that you include accommodation, travelling costs etc. We cannot negotiate a higher fee later in the process.

Please also consider technical aspects of your performance, Our venues have low or no technical equipment and do not have technical support. Our venues are best suited to performances which are technically self-contained or require no technical support.


Deadline for submissions : Monday 7 August 2017


Menu circulated to Volunteer Promoters : Friday 18 August 2017
Volunteer Promoter selection deadline : Friday 8 September 2017
Programming process will commence on Monday 11 September 2017        

Click here to submit your production

Some of our venues …

Johnshaven Village Hall

Angus Arts @ Glenesk Retreat

Finzean Village Hall

Tullynessle & Forbes Hall

New Deer Public Hall

Crathes Village Hall

Kemnay Village Hall

Wyness Hall, Inverurie

Daviot Village Hall

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw

Dalrymple Hall & Arts Centre, Fraserburgh

The Salmon Bothy, Portsoy

Lumsden Village Hall