Phoenix Project, Cobden – image by Chelsea Hatherall.

Connecting Places

Discover the program

2024 Connecting Places Halls Touring Program

Check out our 2024 program of amazing shows tailored to small halls and other community-run spaces!

Knowledge Exchange

Community presenters: volunteer arts committees that present performing arts experiences in their communities, are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for our brand-new Community Presenter Knowledge Exchange program!

Skills Development

Find out about our skills development program, including mentorships designed to be responsive to the needs of community presenters.

About Connecting Places

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.

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]

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.