Arts that matter in places that matter


About us…

Villages in Action is a rural touring scheme that brings top quality professional arts events and professionally-run arts workshops to communities in Devon. We work with local volunteers to select and present an exciting programme of events right in the heart of our communities.

You’ll find theatre, dancing, circus, poetry, laughter, puppetry, and music from across the world in village halls, churches and community spaces. Expect cups of tea, homemade cakes and a warm welcome wherever you go.

Thanks to our family of inspiring volunteers and funding from Arts Council England, we’re delighted to present two seasons a year of extraordinary world class performances live in villages across Devon.

Booking information
Tickets are sold locally by volunteer promoters in each venue and by telephone, and some are sold online at – see each listing for ticket information. Events do sell out, so advance booking is recommended.

A Big Thank You!
Rural touring couldn’t work without our local volunteers. We are delighted to work in partnership with them, developing a rich menu of live entertainment for all on your doorstep.  And also a very big thank you to those stalwart funding partners Arts Council of England, East Devon, West Devon and Teignbridge District councils who ‘prime the pump’ for the engine that is Villages in Action’s amazing performances! Villages in Action is a charity and we work to enliven our villages with laughter, tears and drama.  We believe that collectively people can work effectively to enrich life with the arts.

Support us
Rural touring is made possible by the many wonderful volunteer promoters, supporters and audience members – we couldn’t do it without you! You can support Villages in Action by buying tickets for events and inviting your friends, family and neighbours, or by making a Gift Aid donation by calling us on 01209 312500 or adding a donation to your ticket order.

If you have a venue in Devon and you think your community would love to be a part of Villages in Action, please call us to find out more on 01209 312500


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