Birmingham Based Innovative & Interdisciplinary Dance Company

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Autin Dance Theatre

Autin Dance Theatre is an innovative touring company, established in 2013 under the helm of acclaimed choreographer & West Midlands-based Creative Director Johnny Autin. Our mission is to inspire, educate and instigate positive social changes by delivering relevant, highly responsive, multi-disciplinary arts activities to communities, in theatres, outdoors and in non-traditional spaces, and providing extensive learning and engagement programmes.

Touring Productions


We are very excited to enter Chinese New Year this February with a new creation by Mr. Cleaver’s Monster – Brimstone . As we will be entering the year of the Dragon our Brimstone is ready to roam the roads and promenades across the country.
More info coming soon.

Out of the Deep Blue

OUT OF THE DEEP BLUE is an outdoor physical theatre performance featuring a 13-foot tall Puppet operated by 5 puppeteers and a female dancer. This spectacle is designed specifically for family and festival audiences and tells the magical story of Eko, asea giant who rises from the deep ocean and who encounters, on the shore, a courageous little girl called Violet.

Parade - The Giant Wheel

Parade is a moving performance inspired by the beauty, power and impact of people coming together from different walks of life, featuring a 15-foot tall Giant Wheel driven by 5 street artists and accompanied by live music. Autin Dance Theatre uses their unique blend of contemporary storytelling, striking physicality and innovative large designs to transport audiences and communities along a carefully choreographed procession.

Street Games

Street Games is an inclusive and accessible fun day of street games, live music and dance with BSL Performance and Interpretation. You can expect games from around the world that everyone can get involved in, hosted by fabulous Game Hosts and party music sets from EIF Sound and Music.

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“Out of the Deep Blue brought a giant - sized touch of magic to Weston’s streets.  EKO is a wonderfully dynamic puppet whose stature causes jaws to drop and eyes to roll skywards, only to be found a breath later at ground level patting a dog.  A puppet full of vitality, humor, and wonder with an important message to share.  The dance duet captivated a large audience of all ages and will I’m sure linger long in Weston’s collective memory.  The company too were great to work with and interacted with the audience with genuine warmth and playfulness”
Fiona Matthews, Creative Director - Theatre Orchard
“It’s great to see A Posi+ive Life create such a safe, supportive space for young people to talk and share their thoughts as part of a live performance.”
Peter Knott - Area Director for Arts Council England
"The genuinely likable trio onstage give voice to observations, feelings, and self - admissions that add up to an open - minded and activist depiction of queer pride."
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Meet the Autin Dance Theatre Team

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