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We create opportunities and tour arts performances that inspire creativity, provoke thought, and excite the imaginations of a wide range of audiences, providing access to great arts and culture in rural places, towns and cities.

As the Arts Council England National Portfolio touring theatre company for the East Midlands, we bring communities to life through our highly original theatre productions and offer a range of career defining opportunities for emerging artists across the region.

Join our family of supporters
While many people know that New Perspectives is the region's leading touring theatre company, not many know that it is also a registered charity (number 1058309). Meeting our costs for touring shows created to engage widespread communities, including those with limited access to the arts, while maintaining low ticket prices, coupled with producing original and exciting work and inspiring emerging region-wide talent is a real challenge for a small company. Our public funding amounts to only 60% of the annual income so we need to raise vital funds to sustain our work. That's why contributions from generous individuals, trusts and foundations, businesses and statutory sources plays a vital role. All the money given, raised or earned is not distributed as profit but reinvested in the imaginative work we do.

If you already support us, thank you. If not, please consider joining the family of supporters and see Your Name in Lights.

There really is no better time to get involved
As a registered charity our work is only possible through the support of donors like you. You can help us to engage with communities who otherwise might miss out on live cultural events and support the next generation of theatre makers regionwide. And remember: as a UK taxpayer, if you Gift Aid your donation this will add a further 25p per £1, which means that by working together we can make an even greater impact.


New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, specialising in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

Whether you’re a theatre lover, rural champion, or believe in widespread access to the arts then please help us make our work. Like every actor on stage, or each word on the page, every donor plays a vital role, your support can make a real difference... Find out more

New Productions

IN 2016
David Rudkin adapts M R James' classic ghost story

IN 2017
new adaptation of family favourite picture book
Aki Kaurismaki's enigmatic comic fable
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST adapted for stage by Jack McNamara



Coinciding with NEAT16, in our second edition zine we ask What is theatre? We invite you to join the conversation by tweeting a word or sentence to @nptheatre

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We make theatre accessible to communities nationwide because we think #culturematters