Arts that matter in places that matter

Villages in Action is Recruiting Trustees

About us Villages in Action (ViA) is a charity that has, for nearly 30 years, brought high quality professional performing arts events to communities in Devon, as part of a national rural arts touring network. We continue to work with many local volunteers to select and present theatre, music, dance and more, right in the […]

Jaw Jaw needs you!

Do you want to get involved in a singing or movement (dance) project with a difference? Do you live in East/ West/ Mid Devon, Teignbridge or South Hams? We are looking for people who don’t tend to go out much to join us for a series of online creative workshops, and meet-ups where you can […]

Villages in Action statement on Coronavirus

In the light of the latest government announcement regarding the ban on travel and theatre visits, as well as a rising number of concerns raised by our promoters, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all the remaining Villages in Action events for the spring 2020 season. We hope to reschedule as many events […]

Jaw Jaw comes to Devon

Jaw Jaw is a new Villages in Action project to extend the reach of our performance events into the homes and lives of those most isolated and lonely – both young and old –  in our rural communities. The project is designed to test new online methods of supporting these groups and bringing some of […]

Celebrating Village Halls Week 2020

We’re joining Village Halls Week, an annual and national celebration of rural community spaces and the people whose time and dedication keep them going.

Our Spring 2020 performance programme has sprung!

We are very excited to present our spring 2020 programme of theatre, dance, music, and more in villages across Devon. As our spring season begins, we are delighted to present a new programme of theatre, music, dance and family shows from across the world in Devon’s wonderful and varied village halls, churches, pubs and community […]

#ThanksToYou National Lottery players

We’re saying #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players with free tickets to selected Villages in Action shows this autumn.

Multi Story Theatre – Hefted review

On Saturday 12th October the village hall in Membury was transformed into a dramatic performance space. Four talented actors from Multi Story Theatre Company, Bill Buffery, Laura James, Gill Nathanson and Ben Stretton, gave a truly spellbinding enactment of ‘Hefted’, a play written by David Lane and commissioned and produced by Beaford Arts. The performance encapsulated the emotional and physical lives of families in an area of North Devon across the last seven centuries. The cast skilfully interwove the stories with beautiful singing and the simplest of costume changes.

Plan your autumn with our new Villages in Action season launch!

As the autumn season begins, we are delighted to present a new programme of theatre, music, dance, storytelling, and family shows from across the world in Devon’s wonderful and varied village halls, churches and community spaces. All of our shows can be found on our events page, but here are a few season highlights…

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