Welcome to Connecting Places

A Touring & Development Program


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 2023 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. Check out our current development opportunities.

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 sign up to our Community Presenter ENews.

Get in Touch

Our Connecting Places team are 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. We love to hear from you about the events you love to present, and the challenges that you face. Reach out and we’ll do our best to help you! 

Nikki Ralston
Connecting Places Coordinator

[email protected]

Banner images: Ruffy Public Hall, Numurkah Town Hall and Daylesford Town Hall.

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