• A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    “A production that’s already entered the annals of theatrical history” Time Out
    TMA Award winner

  • Dash Arabic Series: Lyrical Alliance

    “Managed to breathe life into the genre” The Independent

  • As You Like It

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

  • Dash Arabic Series: One Thousand and One Nights

    “An instant classic of engaged story telling” Independent
    Herald Angel Award winner

  • Babel

    “Gorgeously flowing waves of movement and vividly drawn pictures” Evening Standard
    Double Olivier Award winner

  • Dasg Café

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

  • Dash05: Balkan Beat Box

Josephine Burton

Josephine Burton, Artistic Director and Chief Executive.

Tim Supple

Tim Supple, Director of Dash Transnational Theatre.
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Dash Arts
Unit 22, Toynbee Studios,
28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB

+44 (0)20 7377 6606

Dash Arts

Dash Arts creates artistic experiences that challenge the way we see the world. Founded in 2005, Dash Arts has emerged as a unique international creative force, producing new theatre, dance, music and art events in collaboration with more than 3000 exceptional artists from abroad and the UK. Dash Arts is led by Chief Executive and Artistic Director Josephine Burton. Cofounder Tim Supple is Director of Dash Transnational Theatre.

Dash Arts travels across continents to shed new light on great cultures and creates work through intensive periods of Research and Development.

Our productions are created in collaboration with leading venues and festivals in the UK including National Theatre, Sadler's Wells, Roundhouse, Edinburgh International Festival, RSC, Brighton Festival, Belgrade Theatre Coventry; and abroad with Lincoln Center Festival New York, Luminato Festival Toronto, Perth Festival Australia, and Ballet Moscow.

We have reached over 350,000 people across the world with widely acclaimed major tours in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America, which have led to numerous awards and nominations including Olivier, Evening Standard, TMA, Herald Angel and Dora awards.

"In its strangeness, sexuality, and communal joy, this is the most life-enhancing production of Shakespeare’s play since Peter Brooks’s"
The Guardian on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Outstanding Dash Arts' successes include the award-winning Indian A Midsummer Night’s Dream which played sell out seasons with the RSC in Stratford and at London’s Roundhouse before touring world-wide and the double Olivier-award winning Babel which was a major success at London’s Sadler’s Wells and across the world.

Dash Arts' innovative participation events and workshop programmes have engaged more than 5500 young people, students and artists in the UK and abroad.

Who We Are

Josephine Burton Artistic Director and Chief Executive

Co-founder of Dash Arts, Josephine is an artist and creator of over 70 new pieces of award-winning cross art-form work nationally and internationally over the last 20 years. Recent highlights include Cold Wars at Tate Modern, Dash Arts Dacha and EuroSquat for festivals across the UK, Lyrical Alliance - an ensemble of rappers from across the Arabic speaking region (UK premiere: Roundhouse 2010), Renegade Orchestra with an ensemble of musicians and performers from across the Post Soviet States, and new work with commissions from choreographers Hofesh Shechter and Sidi Larbi Cherkoaui, theatre companies Blind Summit and Tall Stories and jazz ensemble F-IRE Collective, curation and production of over 200 gigs with venues including Barbican, Roundhouse, Royal Albert Hall, Sadler’s Wells and South Bank Centre

Tim Supple Director of Dash Transnational Theatre

Co-founder of Dash Arts and former Artistic Director of Young Vic Theatre, Tim has directed and adapted theatre across the world and in a wide range of languages. For Dash Arts, he created the internationally celebrated multi-lingual Indian production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a six-hour adaptation of The One Thousand and One Nights, with artists from the Arabic-speaking world (Edinburgh International Festival 2011). In 2018 he directed Shakespeare’s Tempest in Mandarin for Beijing’s National Centre for Performing Arts.

Cristina Catalina Associate Producer

Alexis Hinman Production Assistant 

Katie Ebner Landy Associate Dramaturg: TransNationalTheatre

Yuna Sauvaget Administrative and Production Assistant 

Kelsey Yuhara Production Assistant

Creative Associates Sophie Austin and Bryan Woltjen.

Trustees Rachael Dennis, Joachim Fleury (Chair), Roy Luxford, Magdalena Ziarko

For enquiries about touring our productions and creating new work with us, contact:
info@dasharts.org.uk or  +44 (0)20 7377 6606

© Dash Arts 2019 Arts Council England