• A Midsummer Night's Dream

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


    An explosive year of music, theatre, art, film and events in the centenary ‎year of the Russian Revolution

  • Dash Café

    Free events - the last 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 challenge the way we see the world. Founded in 2005 by Artistic Directors, Josephine Burton and Tim Supple, Dash Arts is 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.

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What's On

Dash Café: Songs of the Migrant Worker

Weds 23 January | 7-10pm | Rich Mix  35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA | FREE - £5

Kicking off 2019, we look at Europe through the eyes of its migrant workers. We’ll be joined by Berlin-based German-Turkish novelist Imran Ayata and artist, director and composer Bülent Kullukçu, co-curators of Songs of Gastarbeiter, which features music by guest workers and pays tribute to the cultural contribution made by the first wave of migrants to Germany.

We’ll also delve into the legacy of the Windrush Generation with poet Hannah Lowe and Artistic Director of Windrush 70 Zerritha Brown, and explore its impact on contemporary UK culture with conversation, music and a DJ set.

With support from the Goethe-Institut London.

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Dash Café: Destination Europe

Weds 27 February | 7-10pm | Rich Mix  35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA | FREE - £5

Continuing our exploration of migration to Europe and its impact, February’s Dash Café focuses on questions of contemporary European identity. We’ll premiere short films by the phenomenal Swedish actress and filmmaker Bahar Pars, who alongside Nanna Blondell, starring in one of the shorts, actor, writer and translator Houda Echouafni, and Tom Green of Counterpoints Arts will delve into European migration today – is their experience different to previous generations, and what defines a European identity for artists and migrants born outside of it? 

With support from the Embassy of Sweden in London.

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This year, Dash Arts has entered Eutopia, investigating what it means to be European. Through our Cafés, Gigs, Eurosquat and future productions, we will highlight and celebrate Europe’s diversity and hidden marvels; confront generalization and encourage new insights and fierce debate.

Run Riot interview Dash Artistic Director Josephine Burton on Eutopia >

Dash Arts Receives Funding through Arts Council Catalyst Scheme

Arts Council England has announced that Dash Arts has been awarded funding through Arts Council England's Catalyst scheme. "We're delighted to receive  this funding as it will provide just the infrastructure and support we need to manage our wide-ranging relationships across the UK and internationally - especially as we begin to expand our fundraising activity in support of the 2018 launch of our new European-focused artistic programme EUTOPIA." Josephine Burton, Dash Arts Co-Artistic Director

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Cold Wars - Compendium of Chess games available to download

For the November Uniqlo Tate Late event at Tate Modern, Dash Arts created an installation of 16 play-able 'historic' chess games. Instructions on how to play the various set-up's are now available here.