About Us

Started in 2016 INN CROWD is a unique arts project, devised by partners Applause Rural Touring, Creative Arts East and National Centre for Writing with support from Pub is the Hub.

From 2016-19 Inn Crowd supported rural pubs throughout the South East and East of England to host exciting and inspiring spoken word, poetry and storytelling performances in their pubs, reaching and engaging with a wide range of audiences.

Following the award of a significant grant from Arts Council England, from September 2019- August 2022, INN CROWD will tour spoken word and live literature nationally across the country through partnerships with a network of rural touring schemes. In addition to performances in pubs, INN CROWD will also tour to other new spaces such as restaurants, social clubs, cafes and bottle shops to reach over 30,000 audience members regionally, bringing people together and giving direct access to high quality performances in rural communities.

Get involved!

INN CROWD offers a wonderful opportunity for people to experience brilliant performances in the comfort of their local pub. If you are a landlord, restaurant or café owner or you run a community space and would like to see INN CROWD in your local community get in touch with us today.


Extremely entertaining & brings the community together in our local pub.

Pub goer

Great to have theatre ‘out in the sticks’ super performance, very funny and accessible. Let’s have more. Thank you.

Pub goer