Arts that matter in places that matter

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…

Villages in Action nominated for the National Rural Touring Awards

Villages in Action is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the National Rural Touring Awards 2019. Together with Cornwall rural touring scheme Carn to Cove, we are shortlisted in the category of ‘Touring Scheme Collaboration of the Year’ for our work together securing the future of Villages in Action after we faced closure in late 2017.

Villages in Action Spring 2019 season launch

As a fresh new year begins, we are super excited to present the Villages in Action Spring 2019 programme. This season you’ll find theatre, circus, storytelling, laughter, puppetry, and music from across the world in Devon’s wonderful and varied village halls, churches and community spaces.

Pentabus Theatre’s CROSSINGS at Lustleigh Village Hall broadcast online

We are excited to share that a live capture of Pentabus Theatre’s Crossings will be broadcast online and available to audiences from 14th-16th December. The online broadcast is a chance to celebrate the rural tour, offering you the opportunity to catch it if you missed it, or watch again and share with your friends. Crossings […]

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