• 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: The Myths of Europe

Wed 24 Oct | 7.30pm | Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA | FREE

What is Europe? Starting from ancient, historical, and contemporary myths we go in search of European identity and the role that theatre has played in forming it.

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Dash Asylum: Elaha Soroor and Giulliano Modarellior

Tues 6 Nov | 6-8pm | Portsmouth (Venue TBC) | FREE

Sounds from Afghanistan, Italy, Egypt & India;  part of the ongoing Dash Asylum collaboration with Portsmouth-based People's Lounge to inspire emerging musicians who have come to the UK from other worlds.

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              Dash Event: Voices from the Dark: An Evening of Poetry and Activism

Wed 7 Nov| 7:00pm | Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA | FREE

Dedicated to the work of Batyr Berdyev, former minister of Foreign Affairs in Turkmenistan, political prisoner and poet to a broader audience, the evening will launch a collection of his poetry, Parting Song, written in 2002 and 2003 and smuggled out of prison before Berdyev's 'disappearance'. Originally written in Russian, the poems convey internal resistance, integrity of the soul, wisdom, love, and loneliness. We’ll bring together Parting Song translator James Womack, human rights activist and Turkmenistan specialist Ivar Dale and film producer Elhum Shakerifar for an evening of poetry, live music, activism and conversation. Supported by the Open Society Foundation.

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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 Eutropia >

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

ACE Catalyst Programme Announcement >

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.


Throughout 2017, the REVOLUTION17 season saw the culmination of a five-year programme of work with artists from across the Post Soviet States - an explosion of music, theatre, performance, film and art offering a unique artistic experience of the Soviet and post-Soviet story in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution.

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REVOLUTION17 - Final Activity Report

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 about it in The Stage >