The Arts Council of Wales' Night Out scheme works in partnership with the local authorities to help groups of volunteers across Wales to bring the arts to the heart of their communities. Each year close to 600 shows are booked through the scheme by nearly 350 different community groups.

Community groups (known as Promoters) can choose from a huge range of great professional performers and put them on in community or village halls and other non traditional venues across the country.

Its simple and easy to use and works by taking away the financial risk for the community group of booking the artist.

The video below takes you through the simple steps involved or you can link to our simple    step by step guide


You can also watch this short film to find out the the importance of the scheme and benefits of putting on an event for your local community

For specific help with the marketing & promotion of your event, translations into Welsh and useful logos visit the Help & Advice  section   Help & Advice

The scheme tries to offer great shows for everyone. Performances cover many art forms from theatre and circus to puppetry, music of all kinds, dance and storytelling.
Literature events however are not eligble but can be funded by www.literaturewales.org .

If you are a choir or music society looking for funding or support you may be best to first contact Tŷ Cerdd

Shows are booked across Wales for many different communities and groups of people. We offer shows for children, families, teenagers or older audiences, for community groups or specific cultural groups, in Welsh or English, in socially deprived areas, rural communities and inner city estates.

Join the Rural Touring Forum Voluntary Promoter Network

Discuss issues with other promoters, share ideas and show recomendations - interested in joining? Find out more here

Licensing Changes

Cuts in Red Tape Help Village Halls

Young Promoters Projects

Night Out works with groups of Young people who become promoters for an event in their community.