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. 

The majority of our venues have little or no 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.

What We Promote

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

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 committed to the arts and 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 2 to 8 productions per venue per year.

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.

Programming Information 

Touring – January and August 2018? 

Submissions are now closed

 Process and Timeline 

  • Menu circulated to Volunteer Promoters : Wednesday 6 September 2017
  • Volunteer Booking Deadline : Friday 29 September 2017
  • Programming process will commence on Monday 2 October 2017    

Touring – September and December 2018? 

Deadline : Sunday 25 February 2018

If you are touring between September and December 2018 and your production is suitable for rural touring then we would like to hear from you.

We currently only promote dance, storytelling and theatre. 

Please remember that many of our venues are small to medium sized village halls and have little or no technical equipment or technical support.   

Process and Timeline 

  • Submission Deadline : Sunday 25 Febraury 2018 
  • Menu circulated to Volunteer Promoters : Monday 12 March 2018
  • Volunteer Booking Deadline : Sunday 8 April 2018
  • Programming process will commence on Monday 9 April 2018    

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Some of our venues …

Johnshaven Village Hall

Finzean Village Hall

Tullynessle & Forbes Hall

New Deer Public Hall

Crathes Village Hall

Kemnay Village Hall

Wyness Hall, Inverurie

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw

The Salmon Bothy, Portsoy

Lumsden Village Hall