Essex on Tour is a stragetic arts project set up by Essex County Council and managed by Eastern Roots which focuses on Rural Touring. We work with and support volunteer promoters across Essex to put on high quality performances for their local communtes in village halls. The work varies from a range of different styles such as music, comedy, theatre (both adult and children) and dance.

Through the scheme we have also worked with the Essex Book Festival, organising a number of literacy events for its programme and was also responisble for organising a ‘journey stop’ in Maldon for the councils huge Olypmic project ‘Sparks Will Fly’ in 2012 (check out -

Other work within the scheme has included organising peformances for in early years settings, care homes, primary schools and libraries. More recently we have commisioned a Essex based theatre company to write and develop a new production aimed at primary schools.



For more enquires and bookings contact:

Eastern Roots
01708 374 164
07966 390802