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Western Touring Circuit

Founded in November 2016, the Western Touring Circuit is a network of local councils that collaborate to make joint decisions about the number and type of performing arts work and engagement activities that travel to their region.

Red Ridge has led the Circuit since December 2021, and in that time increased membership from seven to 11 local governments and seen audiences in each community grow year-on-year.

In 2024, the Regional Arts Services Network - RASN , an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, is supporting Red Ridge to coordinate the Western Touring Circuit.

The Western Touring Circuit is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Local Government to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Red Ridge &
The Western Touring Circuit

Operating as a consortium of presenters, each Circuit member is responsible for securing funds to cover presentation costs identified through their Regional Arts Development Fund programming. 

The Circuit provides stability and predictability for all partners involved, from presenters (Councils), producers through to the performers. 

From 2017-2023 the Western Touring Circuit has presented 2-3 shows in each region. Red Ridge identifies suitable touring performances, arranges the promotion and marketing of the tours, and maintains the connection between the performers and the presenters (Council representatives). 

Red Ridge continues to strengthen and grow the network identifying new partners, local support channels and potential members. 


Western Touring Circuit Members


2023 Tours

Red Ridge arranged and coordinated three tours through the circuit in 2023:

Wolfgang’s Magical Circus - May

Twinkle & the Moon - August

Dirty Fame Flash Candles Club - October

2024 Tours

The 2024 touring circuit has been mapped out and includes:

The Cubby - Flipside Circus – March


The Twits - Shake & Stir – May


Out of the Blues – Cilla Pershouse – October

Funny Mummies Cabaret Spectacular - 
Funny Mummies Touringpostponed until 2025

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