INN CROWD is offering rural pubs throughout the South East and East of England high quality live performance events for locals and new customers to enjoy. Shows are subsidised by the scheme and start at £100. Download the latest programme here.

Do you:

  • Want to bring in new customers
  • Want increased takings (on average 66% uplift reported on performance nights)
  • Want to raise the profile of your pub as a community space


Information for Performers

INN CROWD is a programme of high quality live literature performances touring to rural pubs across the South East and East of England (Kent, East and West Sussex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk) from 2016 – 2019.  It is intended to help reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences.

Applause Rural Touring and Creative Arts East are working with Pub is the Hub and artistic partners New Writing South and Writers’ Centre Norwich to deliver INN CROWD. (more…)

What is INN CROWD?

INN CROWD supports rural pubs throughout the South East and East of England to host spoken word inspired events. By providing high quality, professional entertainment to rural areas we support pub landlords to attract new customers and reinforce the pub as central to community life.

Are you a pub landlord?
We have performances available from just £100 for your first event.  Check out the Pubs Page for more information, or for an informal chat about how INN CROWD could work in your pub, contact Applause: or call on 01892 457635 – we would love to hear from you!

Are you a performer?
If you are interested in working with us and think your work could suit INN CROWD, check out the Performers Page for more information on how to get in touch.

Are you a keen pub-goer? 
If you would like to attend an INN CROWD event, take a look at our What’s On Page to see if a show is going to be near you.


  • We search for the best spoken word inspired performances and offer a choice of these shows to pub landlords. We help them determine which event will suit them, their venue and their audience. We offer expert support and advice throughout the whole process, from the initial booking through to the final performance.
  • We also provide a platform for artists to tour their work and gain invaluable insight into rural communities. We can support some companies with rehearsal space and funding in order to make their work accessible and suitable for pub audiences.

We work across Kent, Sussex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, helping pubs to reinvent what they can offer to their communities.