Routes North


Getting work programmed is hard; getting new work programmed is even harder. Without a known title, famous actors or national reputation, persuading programmers to take a risk on your new show can be challenging. There is a sense of the touring landscape shifting, as we seek to find ways of offering audiences a deeper, more meaningful engagement with touring work, resulting in new and different relationships between artists and venues.

This guide has been put together to help artists and companies making new work overcome some of the barriers to getting their work programmed."

Cast are a part of Venues North and have contributed to Routes In, a document that offers insight into programmers and programming, and an overview on how we make our choices about the work on our stages.  View the full document below.

About Cast


Artistic policy

As a relatively new venue in an area of low engagement we have a varied approach to mixed programming - some week long dramas, experimental contemporary work, dance, comedy, music, classical music, opera, ballet, spoken word. We also support a lot of local talent from the community. 

Artist development/support

We programme a series of masterclasses, have an Associate Artists programme and offer residencies in various shapes and sizes.


Main Space - 620
Second Space - 138

If you would like to be considered for our artistic programme, please email and please include as much information as possible including show synopsis, technical information, marketing and audience development strategy and an ideal number of performances.

Download Routes in Here