Who Are We?

Our Mission

Autin Dance Theatre is an award-winning, interdisciplinary touring company based in Birmingham.

Autin Dance Theatre is a collaborative ensemble of creatives who devise & produce aspirational, socially engaged & mass participatory movement projects regionally & internationally. Autin Dance Theatre’s distinctive artistic voice draws on contemporary social issues (environment, community, relationships & identities) to make engaging, accessible, relevant performance work.

We aim to inspire, educate & instigate positive social change through highly responsive, multi-disciplinary art in theatres, outdoors & non-traditional spaces.

Our work ranges from extensive touring of our sensational outdoor show featuring a 13ft-tall puppet at international festivals to publishing children’s books about saving the ocean.

We lead CPD training for teachers & local creatives, deliver artistic commissions for professionals & vocational students across the UK & mass-participation community-led project like ‘Big Brum Boogie’. Our collaborative approach & company culture is people-focused, inclusive, socially conscious, & radical in its approach..

We’ve built an excellent reputation & high level of engagement at hyper-local & international levels with critically acclaimed productions; A Posi+ive Life, Dystopia, Square One & most recently Out of the Deep Blue. Our outreach programmes range from one-off workshops to full-length commissions & engage schools, youth centres, colleges & community groups across England. In Birmingham & the West Midlands, we lead several regional partnerships & collaborations including the sector development initiative Brum Pro Class (with DanceXchange, Birmingham Dance Network, Ace dance & music), education partnerships with Black Country Dance Hub (supporting ages 5-18 in priority areas in the Black Country) & Man Made Youth, a free bespoke, regional initiative with MAC Birmingham to support young male dancers in accessing high-quality art provision. 
’Autin Dance Theatre’s work for young people is relevant & accessible. He is one to watch!’
Head of Learning, Birmingham Hippodrome.

Extraordinary Experiences

Autin Dance Theatre uses their unique blend of contemporary storytelling, striking physicality and innovative large designs to transport audiences and communities into extraordinary experiences. Autin Dance Theatre devises small to large scale productions of dance theatre, circus and puppetry, and tours to venues and festivals across UK and abroad.

Autin Dance Theatre allies the collaborative approach in the studio to the ethos and structure of the company and is driven by five core values.

Core Values

At Autin Dance Theatre we work by our five core values: creativity, education, quality, passion and integrity.

"Thought provoking, striking dance that takes on the complexities of sex and relationships in the contemporary world of teenage life" - A Posi+ive Life
Debbie Kermode
MAC - Artistic Director

Meet the Autin DT Team

Meet the people who keep Autin Dance Theatre running, day to day. Use the buttons below to meet the full Autin DT team and the board.

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