An Introduction for Presenters

Blakiston Theatre

If you manage or program a venue or festival that presents performing arts productions and wish to participate in touring, you can register as a Presenter. National Touring Selector presenters can register an account that gives them access to the National Touring Selector website, set up a company profile to describe their presenting activity, programming policy and ethos and list as many venues as they manage or program for. 

There is an annual subscription fee for Presenters. Once subscribed and your Presenter Profile and Venue Profiles have been created, you will be able to search for productions, find out about Producers and see what other Presenters have to offer. You will also receive updates of touring industry events and have the option of entering Markets/Rounds leading to state or national tours or one-off purchases of productions listed on the site.

  1. Step 1 Register a presenter user account

    Once we receive your application, we will check it through and make sure the basic information is in order and that you have applied in the relevant category. Your account will then be activated and you will receive an email confirming this. This should take less than 2 days. Once your account is active, you can login and begin to build your profiles via the Members Area.

  2. Step 2  Create a presenter profile

    This profile gives an overview of your company and describes the type of work you present. Once you have set up your profile you can add as many other Users as you need who will be able to edit and manage your National Touring Selector content and who will also receive emailed news and other system information.

  3. Step 3   Create your Venue Profile(s)

    You can list any venue that you manage or program for and have it attached to your Presenter profile.  The National Touring Selector Venues list gives a brief description of key facts, size, technical facilities, and photos and places a marker in Google Maps. This information is very useful to Producers and Tour Coordinators during the tour development process, so be as thorough as you can and keep it up to date

  4. Step 4  Participate in markets/rounds

    Markets/Rounds give producers the opportunity to offer up their latest works for touring and presenters an opportunity to invite to their community those productions that they wish to include in their programs. Most markets are open to all presenters and you can self-select into these via your Members Area. From time to time specialised 'invitation only' markets will be established. Should you wish to be included in any of these, please contact the relevant Market Host or National Touring Selector Administrator.

The Members section of the site is your National Touring Selector Dashboard. Use Members to manage and update your profiles and to track your interest in shortlisting Productions and current Marketplace activities.

HINT: The CTRL button is your friend, depress it before clicking on new links so you can switch back to your original screen quickly.


Getting Started

Once you are a registered User and logged in, you should create a Presenter profile. This gives an overview of your organisation and describes your program, your location as well as contact details of your key staff. This should include your company logo, few photos or maybe an introductory video to draw other Users attention to it. (See the Managing Digital Materials page for help with uploading photos.)

Once you have a Presenter profile, create a Venue Profile for each of your venues (if you have more than one). Again, these provide an overview and include the essentials such as exact address, capacity, stage size, current photos inside and outside and a description of some of your technical equipment and facilities. You can also provide a link to the relevant area of your own website here, if you wish.

What You Can See

As a registered and subscribed Presenter on the site, you will be able to view all profiles of Artists & Producer organisations and full details of Production Profiles. You will also be able see the details of your fellow Presenters and their venues and access all of your organisations history of interest shown in productions from past markets. You can also start creating and managing Favourites lists for particular programs or curatorial ideas.

HINT: The CTRL button is your friend, depress it before clicking on new links which will open up a new tab, so you can switch back to your original screen quickly.


As well as Production Profiles being available to view all year around, National Touring Selector sets up and hosts several Markets throughout the year. Find out more about markets/rounds here or check out our latest markets and rounds.

Outside Market Cycles

There is usually a year-round Buy Now market that runs so you can search for productions at any time of the year to fill a gap in your program immediately. Or you may find a production the general pool in the site and wish to contact the producer directly or approach a tour coordinator they may be working with. 

State-based touring

Several regional arts organisations and venue associations host state-based touring programs. For information on these please refer to our Resources and Contacts page and contact your state showcase directly.


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