The Arts Council of Wales' Night Out scheme works in partnership with the local authorities to help groups of volunteers across Wales bring the arts to the heart of their communities. 

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.  If you want information on how the scheme works and promoting events visit the Become a Promoter Section.

  Umdumo Wesizwe by Betina Skovbro

Each year close to 550 shows are booked through the scheme by nearly 350 different community groups. Alongside the main scheme we also run the Noson Allan Fach  scheme which offers small shows for member led organsiations such as WI or Merched y Wawr.


Llanfwrog Community Centre photo CP imaging solva Itton Village Hall

Working in conjunction with the local authorities of Wales, the Night Out team operates a guarantee against loss for events where we pay the performer fee and the community promoter pays back ticket income made at the door. 

We never take more than the performer costs so as a promoter you will never be worse off by using the scheme. The more money promoters make back the more funds we have available to say yes to another request. 

Our promoters are free to book a wide range of professional artists. Many come to Night Out for advice on appropriate high quality shows suitable for small community venues.

Merthyr Cheering photo Hazel Hannant

The small team of three full time posts is based at the Arts Council of Wales offices in Cardiff Bay but cover the whole of Wales.

Night Out aims to encourage, enable and support: 

  • High quality professional performances in communities throughout Wales, many of whom have little access to arts events.
  • The arts economy - providing a platform for performers from Wales and further afield to reach local communities.
  • Community development, volunteering and the local economy and contributing to the use of village halls and community venues as viable hubs for local organisations.
  • Promoter groups with advice, ideas and recommendations.


Click Here For a full explanation of how the scheme works

Young Promoters Projects

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

Help and Advice

Find out more about how to promote a show for your community

Why Use Night Out

Watch a short video on the benefits of the scheme for your community