About SVN

The Small Venues Network is an informal organisation made up of twelve smaller arts venues in the Yorkshire region.  We share our knowledge and experience for the benefit of all members at our quarterly meetings and are currently involved in a development project funded by Grants for the Arts, exploring how the Network can work better together and develop plans for its future.  The Network covers a wide range of venues, each with its own programming style.  We actively look for opportunities to co-promote work and are sometimes able to co-ordinate a short series of dates with touring artists, giving companies a set of consecutive performances within short travelling distances.

This website is part of our development project and gives further information about our member venues, with links to their individual sites.  In March 2017 the network hosted the SVN Conference with a view to expanding membership going forwards. Reporting from the SVN conference was included in The Stage and Arts Professional.