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“AOT’s role is hugely important – they are the glue that holds touring together in NSW and contributes to the fabric of touring in Australia.”
CATHERINE SWALLOW, RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA


“AOT creates an integrated and exciting virtual playing field, bringing together the most interesting and innovative performing arts operators to have conversations about ideas, needs and aspirations that allow us to create beautiful and unique programs together.”
RAINA SAVAGE, GOULBURN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 


“AOT’s reach across the country and the calibre of your work is next level. I have found it invaluable to have you work as ‘tour coaches’ providing advice and support but having me develop the tour - and all the skills/networks that go behind that.”
GEMMA PEPPER, SIDE PONY PRODUCTIONS


“We’d be a bumbling mess without AOT. I hope we continue working with them long into the future.”
SCOTT WRIGHT, ERTH VISUAL & PHYSICAL INC


“AOT's role is important as curator of quality touring productions to offer to presenters. They are the conduit for presenters to develop relationships with emerging and established producers.”
LINDA CHRISTOF, DUBBO REGIONAL THEATRE


“AOT play a massive role in allowing small to medium size companies navigate the entire process of literally getting their show on the road. Invaluable, is the one word that sums AOT up to me.”
SCOTT STODDART, FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS


“AOT is a progressive leader in keeping the sector connected, in assisting its evolution, ensuring that regional communities are in contact with the latest developments in contemporary practice and advocating to government to keep communities connected to practice.”
STEPHEN CHAMPION, BMEC BATHURST


“What AOT is doing is so important. They go above and beyond by providing not only practical support but emotional support in a very volatile and sensitive form of activity. They make all this work manageable and, additionally, make artists feel valued. For less-resourced companies and for independent artists, touring would be impossible without them.”
CARL SCIBERRAS, DANCE MAKERS COLLECTIVE


“AOT always provide an excellent service. They operate with honesty, integrity, respect and do a phenomenal job for presenters.”
KAREN PATTERSON, SHOALHAVEN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE


“As usual, helpful, positive, responsive, understanding and willing to represent the needs of the Presenter in a balanced way to the Producer.”
BEC WASHINGTON, GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE, Girls with Altitude


"Service delivery from AOT is always timely and of an extremely high standard. The AOT staff's understanding of presenter and touring company needs enables efficient and reliable workflow, reduces duplication, and supports presenters to reliable program work for their community."
BELINDA GIBSON, GLEN ST BELROSE, The Wharf Revue's Can of Worms


"Thank you to AOT for guiding us, as new venue owners through the process of presenting a touring show. It was our first experience of doing this and Antonia, Cath and Sara helped me navigate the process with kindness and surety."
LUCY EAST, THE MALACHI OBERON, The Rivoli


"More of these please....high quality, amazing cast and clever writing... I will program this style of show anytime."
CATH DADD, JOAN SUTHERLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race


Salon is an invaluable resource for independent artist and producers. The networking, the advice, as well as the chance to showcase work, particularly for a regional artist, is priceless. I have learnt so much, as well as making lasting connections with other artists from all over nsw. I can’t wait for the next one.
JORDAN BEST, ECHO THEATRE, Salon 2021


Banner image: Black Cockatoo, Prudence Upton