Platform: Doorstep Theatre

We host performances (theatre, dance, spoken word and more) throughout the year in Torbay. We provide national touring artists, emerging local theatre makers and regional young people with an exciting platform to share work and to collaborate.

We are committed to working in partnership to bring excellent work to Torbay and work with venues (not just theatres) to make this possible.

We are part of the national Collaborative Touring Network, a partnership between Battersea Arts Centre and different producing teams based in Gloucester, Hull, Medway, Peterborough, Thanet, Torbay and Wigan.

Coming together with the joint aim of inspiring an entirely new generation of theatre-goers, the Collaborative Touring Network brings inspiring performance to audiences across England.

From Autumn 2016 until Spring 2019, each producing team delivered bi-annual festivals of high quality touring work, alongside homegrown talent, workshops, feasts, music and discussion. The CTN festivals challenged traditional touring models that often exclude areas without an existing infrastructure for theatre and performance. Over the past six years of the CTN project, festivals have seen shows such as The Paper Cinemas’ Macbeth, Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Ballad of the Burning Star and Dad Dancing created and choreographed by Rosie Heafford, Alexandrina Hemsley and Helena Webb in collaboration with their dads, being performed in community centres, schools, libraries, barns and a range of other spaces embedded in the community.

The Collaborative Touring Network was supported by Arts Council England , Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and Unlimited Impact.


Information for artists making work that’s relevant to young audiences

Are you an artist or company with an idea or project and need help making it a reality? We’re open to new ideas and who knows where a conversation could lead.  Get in touch with Mair, our Platform Producer, and tell us about it.

We programme small-scale touring work throughout the year in a range of locations, including libraries, community centres, schools and colleges (to name a few) and we’re eager to learn about the work for young audiences that is being made in the South West, nationally and further afield.

Please read our Programming Principles which we hope will give you an idea of our priorities. Work which genuinely encourages participation and ownership are what chimes with us. These are key factors in our decision making process and save both parties time and effort if the engagement is not suitable.

Please email Mair ( with details of your project including name, technical overview, fees/budget, perhaps a short video (or links to your work), duration of performance, number of performers, target audience and size.