Routes In

Routes In: A Guide to Getting New Work Programmed in the North of England is a guide compiled by Venues North, a group of 20 venues from across the North of England – including the Lawrence Batley Theatre – who are committed to supporting artists to create new work. The group’s aim is to work together as venues to support new and emerging artists from the North to get their work more widely seen regionally, nationally and internationally.


The group meets regularly to develop and share best practice around talent development, and the compilation of this new guide is a response to the group’s experience of being approached by artists and companies trying to get their work programmed.


As well as some hints and tips about how to build relationships with venues, the  guide includes full details of each venue’s artistic policy, how to approach them and current talent development initiatives.


A copy of the guide, which will be updated annually, can be downloaded here.