Pubs

Do you:
Want to bring in new customers?
Want to raise the profile of your pub as a community space?

INN CROWD offers rural pubs and other spaces such as restaurants, social clubs, cafes and bottle shops live storytelling, poetry and spoken word events for locals and new customers to enjoy. All the shows are highly subsidised by the scheme and start at £200.

Initially started in the South and East of England, supported by Arts Council England, INN CROWD now tours across the country, working with a network of rural touring schemes.

Take a look at some of the performers we work with, we have a range of shows on offer so you can choose what you think will work best for your pub, and your audience. You can ticket the show, or make it free, or perhaps combine it with a food offer. You will be supported throughout the process from booking through to guidance and materials to help you promote the show.

Every pub should do this! The whole village has come out! Some of these people have lived here for years and I’ve never seen them in the pub. Brilliant.

Pub goer

Contact your local rural touring partner to find out more about INN CROWD in your area

Based in Kent and Sussex?

Contact Applause Rural Touring:
Ann Emmett
touring@applause.org.uk

Based in Devon & Cornwall?

Contact Carn to Cove:
Claire Marshall
claire@carntocove.org.uk

Based in Dorset?

Contact Artsreach:
Becky Varndell
becky@artsreach.co.uk

Based in Lancashire?

Contact Spot On:
Lyndsey Wilson
lyndsey@culturapedia.co

Based in Somerset?

Contact Take Art:
Sarah Peterkin
sarah@takeart.org

What publicans have been saying…

It has been an incredible, enjoyable experience working with INN CROWD and each time we hold an event it has become more popular. We have really enjoyed all the performers, we could now fill the pub twice over!

The Star Inn, Waldron, East Sussex

We absolutely love the theatre nights and so do our customers, who love the idea of seeing performing arts in their local pub.  The performances are interesting, engaging and intimate. They create a buzz in the pub on the day of the performance, and customers often talk about how they enjoyed the shows for days after.

The Bear Inn, Beyton, Suffolk

The performances were something new to the area and brought new faces into the pub. The performance was excellent and gave the pub a completely new dynamic, it was vibrant and exciting.

Pub Landlord

Pub customers have been thoroughly entertained too…

That was a really great evening. I never go to the theatre and I’d never have seen something like this unless it was here in the pub, and I thought it was absolutely superb…when’s the next one?!

Pub goer

Fantastic poetry and performance. How wonderful to experience some creative art near us. More please!

Pub goer

A superb performance. Absolutely outstanding.

Pub goer