Anti-Racism Touring Rider

The Anti-Racism Touring Rider was created in Spring 2021 to establish a baseline of expectations between companies, venues and artists on a touring production.

Organisations and freelancers across the country were consulted to design the rider and accompanying checklist, offering a series of actions for anti-racist practice and giving a framework for discussion and support before and during a tour. The toolkit that was created can be used by everyone committed to change in the arts sector, irrespective of scale or remit.

The rider was co-ordinated and supported by the following: 19-27Actors Touring CompanyAmanda HuxtableComplicitéChina PlateEnglish Touring TheatreFrantic AssemblyGraeaeHeadlongImitating the DogInspector SandsKali TheatreKneehighOily CartPilot TheatreTalawaWise Children20 Stories HighBoundlessEclipse TheatreFuelHighTideImprobableNew Earth TheatreNorthern BroadsidesPaines PloughPentabus; Spare TyreStockroomTamashaTheatre Centre.


Our Commitment

At 20 Stories High we have adopted the Anti-Racism Rider as an important statement of our intent and we will work with colleagues and companies from across the industry to implement this. As an organisation, we have made a commitment over the next 2 years to meet the baseline actions of the rider.

This commitment is in addition to the current Anti-Racism work we are doing internally and externally with Inc Arts as we move towards being a truly anti-racist organisation.


“This is a game changer. I found it quite emotional reading this. We have been battling years of systemic racism formally and informally. This document sets out brilliantly a blueprint, which will not only help ease the emotional and psychological burdens we have been carrying but offers organisations support as well as holding them to account.”

Keith Saha, Co-artistic Director at 20 Stories High