• A Midsummer Night's Dream

    “The most magical, fantastical Dream that will be remembered for decades" Daily Telegraph
    TMA Award winner

  • Dash Café

    Free events - the first Wednesday of every month at Rich Mix London

  • Lyrical Alliance

    “An inspiring night...” Independent

  • Dash Arabic Series: Babel

    “The most fiercely resonant dance theatre of the decade” Guardian
    Double Olivier Award winner

  • Dash Arabic Series: One Thousand and One Nights

    “Wonderful, world-class theatre” Independent on Sunday
    Herald Angel Award winner

  • Dash05: Gogol Bordello

    “The most boisterous, infectious and downright uplifting live performance I’ve ever seen” Time Out

  • As You Like It

    “Offers another way of looking at ourselves as a nation and our national playwright” Guardian

Dash Arts creates artistic experiences that change the way we see the world. Founded in 2005 by Artistic Directors, Josephine Burton and Tim Supple, Dash Arts has rapidly emerged as a unique international creative force, producing new theatre, dance, music and art events in collaboration with exceptional artists from abroad.
Dash Arts travels across continents to shed new light on great cultures and creates work through intensive periods of Research and Development. Our next major project is an artistic journey through the diverse lands, people, stories and cultures of the former Soviet Union. This will culminate in a series of new works created in collaboration with artists from the region.

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Latest News:

Dash Arts and The Courtyard Theatre Present ASYLUM

featuring the dynamic sounds by the best of London’s migrant artists

Friday 4th November and Saturday 3rd December

The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU   | Tickets £8 in advance | £10 on the door

ASYLUM kicks off with a three-month residency from 2016's BBC Introducing Artist Belarussian punk rocker Sasha Ilyukevich with his Highly Skilled Migrants. Sasha and his band will present their brew of post punk electric energy and folk lyricism alongside a different support each month drawn from London's extraordinary international melting pot of talent. 




Sasha Ilyukevichs' Asylum

Friday 4th November | 8pm | Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU

Featuring Sasha Ilyukevich and his Highly Skilled Migrants with support from the sensational Eugene Feygelson, a wandering internationalist multi-instrumentalist, who plays experimental / contemporary classical sounds that draw on his French, Russian, Jewish and American background.

Tickets £8 Advance, £10 on the door, available here

Sasha Ilyukevichs' Asylum

Saturday 3rd December | 8pm | Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU

Featuring Sasha Ilyukevich and his Highly Skilled Migrants with support from Shabsi Mann’s avant-garde experimental folk punk rock, inspired by her Eastern nomadic roots and rare dimensions.

Tickets £8 Advance, £10 on the door, available here

Dash Arts Finds A New Home

On Monday 8th February 2016 Dash Arts began its long exciting journey towards the creation of a base in London in the historic buildings of the Woolwich Arsenal. ‎Read all about it here and find out what The Stage has to say about it here.




Dash Cafes

Join us for our FREE Dash Cafés
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

A selection of photos from our last brilliant Café events are now online - you can find them here.

Mugam Central Asia - live music and conversation. Part of the Open Central Asia International Festival 2016 

19th October 2016 | 7.30pm | Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA | FREE

October’s Dash Café presents Mugam Central Asia & ÖH3, a group bringing the most celebrated Central Asian musical tradition, Mugam, to East London this autumn as part of London’s first ever International Open Central Asia Cultural Festival. A discussion around contemporary Central Asian theatre and arts with visiting playwright and theatre Director Sultan Raev (Kyrgyzstan), Theatre Director Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli (Turkmenistan), Actor and winner of People's artists Award Nasira Mambetova (Kyrgyzstan) and actor, Director and founder of Orzu Arts Yuldosh Juraboev (London, UK) hosted by Dash Arts Creative Associate Sophie Austin will follow the gig.

Our Dash Cafes are free to attend, but to reserve your place by emailing genevieve@dasharts.org.uk

More details on the Dash Café series >