Actors Touring Company Actors Touring Company

Making the global, local and the local, global

Actors Touring Company’s passion and enthusiasm for the wilder reaches of contemporary international theatre has always seemed exemplary to me. They have long been an outfit doggedly devoted to sharing gems from around the world with audiences. I urge you to support them in any way you can.

— Richard Wilson OBE, actor, broadcaster, director

Support the company

Can you support our work with international writers, funding travel, ideas exchange and commissions?

Can you help us reach deeper and further into the UK, enabling UK audiences in areas of low engagement with the arts to experience international plays and the voices of ‘the other’?

One-off donation

An easy-to-make donation of whatever amount you wish.
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Become a friend of ATC

£250 per year
Benefits include monthly newsletter, be the first to hear about new productions, drinks reception at one of our performances.
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Become a supporter of ATC

£500 or above per year
Benefits include the Friends package above, plus an invitation to Annual Artistic Director’s dinner* and the opportunity to observe rehearsals.
*additional fee applies
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ATC’s mission is to create dialogue between Britain and the rest of the world – and between the intersecting cultures within our own nation

We are the only UK theatre company committed to producing plays that come from beyond our shores. We are also passionate about giving voice to the ‘outsider within’ – the cross-cultural nations within our own nation.

We tour these plays right across Britain, creating, developing and sustaining a dialogue between ‘the other’ and UK audiences. In an increasingly polarised society, we want to ensure that the international remains a vital part in the national conversation.


Audiences far and wide – in 2017, our productions (including co-productions and licenced productions) were seen by 30,000 people, performing in 17 locations in 10 countries across 2 continents.

Venue partners with whom we co-produce; or whose venues we tour to. We had 13 venue partners in 2017-18, including 4 co-producing partners. ATC’s work presents a unique offer to venues and their audiences, by enabling access for regional audiences to new international plays.

Artists established and emerging in the UK – from actors to playwrights, designers to composers and choreographers. International artists - we empower international theatre-makers, especially playwrights, to share their work with English speaking audiences, often for the first time. We also work with emerging theatre-makers at the beginning of their careers, to support them in developing their craft and leadership skills, empowering them in the next stage of their journey.

Thank You

We are grateful to the following individuals for their generous support:

  • Hilda and Nigel Bellamy
  • Patricia Burns
  • Jo Cottrell
  • Stuart Cox
  • Professor Maria Delgado
  • Nelson Fernandez OBE
  • Eleni Gill
  • Patricia Hitchcock
  • Joyce Hytner
  • Stefan Issacs
  • Henry Little
  • David Massarella
  • Loraine von Moltke
  • Michael Quine
  • David Wolfson

Actors Touring Company is supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.