Grow Festival 2018

Mark Makin 'How to Book a Tour' Course

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 A focused strategic assessment of the potential of your production is the key to a successful tour. These independent evaluations are tailor-made to address issues as diverse as tour scale, communication techniques, key selling points, suggested deal structures, contracts, supporting paperwork and partnerships, as well as identifying suitable target venues.

These consultancies also focus on touring logistics, budgets, production values, transport, marketing, technical staffing, venue expectations and much more, giving your company a confident start in the process of getting your show on the road.

 ‘Essential training for anybody looking to book a tour, Mark's tailor-made approach ensures that the training is relevant for the organization.’
Nisha Modhwadia, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre 

‘I attended a makin projects group seminar, and was so impressed that I followed it up with a one-to-one consultation. Mark was warm, friendly and very helpful. He demystified the whole process of booking a tour and has given me the confidence and concrete information I need to book our own comprehensive tour. A thoroughly worthwhile investment and should be high on the to-do list of any touring company.’
Feargus Woods Dunlop, New Old Friends Theatre Company 



Mark Makin established makin projects in September 2005 to work with outstanding theatre, dance and comedy companies of all scales who produce high quality, accessible, entertaining and stimulating work. makin projects handle the national and international tour booking for these companies along with co-producing several new touring productions each season as well as acting as agents for a number of our comedy clients.

Mark is touring associate at the Arts Council England funded organisation and has worked on this ground breaking arts initiative since its inception over five years ago.

Mark is also the founder and co-director of Cheltenham Spa Comedy Festival (September), Leamington Spa Comedy Festival (October), and books the comedy line ups for a number of UK festivals including The Wychwood Music Festival and BLOODSTOCK as well as booking for regular comedy clubs.