About North Country Theatre
Based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town of Richmond, North Country Theatre specialises in taking professional theatre out into the country, touring to village halls, small theatres, arts centres, churches, auction marts, castles, railway waiting rooms, hotels, gardens, almost anywhere in fact. We tour from Hereford and Shropshire to the Scottish Borders and Highlands though most of our performances take place in our native North Yorkshire region. Generally, our work involves touring productions, educational and site specific activities.
North Country Theatre was set up in 1996 by Nobby Dimon with the aid of a £1,000 project grant from what was then Yorkshire Arts. We are a company limited by guarantee (i.e. a "not for profit" company) managed by a board of local people with a range of experience and skills from business to Local Government to TV scriptwriting to midwifery. The Chair of the Board is Dance teacher and businesswoman Faye Doorbar.
As well as our full time Artistic Director a large number of people work regularly for us on a project to project basis to create our touring theatre, educational and site specific projects. The company was regularly funded by Arts Council England until March 2012 and now looks to funding donations and grants on a project by project basis. North Country's primary funding comes from the generosity of its loyal supporters around the country who give generously as part of our audiences, Friends of North Country Theatre, Angels of the North Country and through sponsorship and donations. We have a dedicated network of volunteers who assist with a range of administrative and theatrical tasks.
Whether you are an individual, group or commercial businesses we would like to thank you for your help and support in continuing the entertaining and exciting work of the company.