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Theatre Companies (Touring)

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Minister for the Arts what plans he has to promote the touring of theatre companies.

The Arts Council has re-established its touring department under a new controller of touring. Recent initiatives include introducing new procedures for co-productions with regional theatres, independent producers and groups specially formed for touring, and special provision for the continuation of the RSC Newcastle season and for the small-scale tours undertaken by the RSC and the Royal Exchange company from Manchester.