Actors Touring Company is a portable portal to the world. Through our work, we connect global artistic voices to local communities. 


Actors Touring Company (ATC) is a touring theatre company with an unrivalled track record in the commissioning, producing and touring of contemporary international plays. 

Through performance and participation, we aim to build understanding of diverse global cultures by creating dialogue between Britain and the rest of the world. Our work explores ideas of intersectionality, identity and belonging.  


We do this in order to open up conversations across borders – both geographic and cultural.  

Since 1980, we’ve pioneered the touring of new global plays in the UK, often in world premiere translations, commissioned by us.  


We’ve produced plays from Australia, Norway, Germany, Iran, Israel, and the US – bringing global stories to audiences from Glasgow to Plymouth and Newcastle to Ipswich.  

Our international touring includes Turkey, Finland, Spain, USA, and we’ve licensed our productions in Australia, France, Belgium and Denmark.  

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