Who We Are

Black Country Touring brings some of the best professional touring theatre and dance from the UK and beyond to the local communities of the Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton). We work with local people in the Black Country to programme this work into places where the local community can get to see it – these might be a school, community centre, the local library or art gallery.

We also work on projects where people from the Black Country can get directly involved. We’ve run all sorts of events from site specific productions to stand-up comedy courses; but all our work is about allowing people from Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton access to both the experience of watching and being involved in high quality performance theatre and dance.

We work with a wide range of people, this includes specific work with young people through the Young Promoters Scheme, and under represented groups including South Asian communities, Deaf and Disabled groups; but key to all our work is the notion that whoever promotes, everyone is welcome. We want to encourage different people to come together and enjoy the experience – together.

More About Us from Black Country Touring on Vimeo. (Using data from 2014 -2015)

Facts & Figures:

Black Country Touring was founded in 1997.

Over the last 3 years Black Country Touring events and shows have had an estimated 35,000 people attend. This includes our promoter shows, free outdoor festival events supported by BCT and our own productions.

Over the last three years we have had 553 volunteers working with our promoters or on our own projects and productions.

94% of our audience thought our shows were good or excellent.

100% of our promoters thought we were offering good or excellent support.

59% of our audience lived within 2 miles of the venue and 35% had not seen any other theatre or dance over the past year.

£6.50 is the average cost of a BCT adult show ticket.

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(All data published as of January 2019)