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Board & Chair Call Out

INVITATION TO JOIN AUTIN DANCE THEATRE’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES Autin Dance Theatre is at an exciting point in the company’s history and its development as a leading arts organisation. We are looking to...

Community Guardians call out ~ Winchester

Autin Dance Theatre are seeking dance & movement community leaders (we call them guardians) to support the community engagement associated our touring work Parade-The Giant Wheel. Autin Dance...

Brimstone – The Dragon 🐉

🐉 Last Sunday, Brimstone, the majestic dragon, joined the Lunar New Year Procession in Leicester to mark the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. Crafted by Mr. Cleaver’s Monster, an incredible...

Parade – The Giant Wheel

The Giant Wheel returns in 2024 touring across the UK and internationally! Join us to see it and take part the Parade in your local area. Exciting updates from Parade – the Giant Wheel!...

Education & Learning Programmes

“Every part of the workshop was fantastic. Johnny developed a positive relationship with the students and created a space where all students felt comfortable to dance and explore movement.” ~ Mrs G...

Return of Eko

🌊 Eko, our Sea-Giant, made a return alongside Team Atlantic at the UK Science Festivals Network conference 2024 held at SteamHouse. Following the past 3 years’ critical acclaim for our...

Parade – The Giant Wheel – Rehearsals

Our new team is in full swing at 101 Outdoor Arts, rehearsing tirelessly for the upcoming tour. Get ready for amazing performances and the incredible talent they bring. Follow 101 Outdoor Arts for...

Invitation to Open Rehearsals and Sharing

We would love to share with producers, festivals, community group leaders, teachers & artists a sneak preview of Parade – The Giant Wheel, in person or online. We are opening up our rehearsals to...

Lunar New Year 🐉

🎉✨ Happy Lunar New Year! Embrace the Year of the Dragon’s energy and join us on exciting journeys, exploring new places and communities with our captivating shows and community projects. 🐉 As we...

AutinDT Intern Spotlight

Over the years, we’ve had the joy of welcoming numerous talented interns into our dynamic team. There’s something truly special about working with young, creative minds, and this year...

Brum Pro Class ~ Announcements

Brum Pro Class received funding support from Dance Hub Birmingham’s Investment Programme, a 5-month sector development programme to build a robust inclusive and empowered dance leadership in...

Brimstone – The Dragon 🐉

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...

Parade – The Giant Wheel

The Giant Wheel returns in 2024 touring across the UK and internationally! Join us to see it and take part the Parade in your local area. “Parade is the embodiment of a carefully created outdoor...

Education & Learning Programmes

This January our brand-new learning and participation offer kicked off! We’ve been hard at work crafting programmes tailored to meet the unique needs of Primary & Secondary Schools, as well...

Out of the Deep Blue

🎉 We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing to tour Out of the Deep Blue in 2024 with our magnificent Sea Giant Puppet Eko. Following our debut tour in 2021, and the past 3 years’...

Eko in Panto

FEE FI FO FUM… ARE YOU READY FOR PANTO FUN?  Join Eko in his new venture is as the giant in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.  🗓️ Sunday 7th to Saturday 27th January   📍 Theatre On The...

Auditions

We were positively surprised by the overwhelming number of performers showing their interest in joining the Company. Big thanks to them all. Congratulations to all the amazing participants that were...

New Cast Announcement!

Drum roll  please!   Introducing our new creative team for Parade – The Giant Wheel! We are very excited to see the return of Will, George and Jamie as technical stage manager. We are very lucky to...

January 2024

We invite you to join us on this New Year adventure as we embark on exciting journeys and explore new places and communities with our acclaimed shows and community projects. 2024 will be filled with...

2023 Year in Review

2023 was a special year and It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since the beginning of Autin Dance Theatre. Throughout these years, we have been on a great journey, working with talented...

Micro Rainbow

This year creative director Johnny Autin has been working as part of the creative team with Micro Rainbow towards the delivery of body and movement sessions for LGBTQ+ people in the region. As part of...

We’re currently available for booking for Summer 2024

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...

Brum Pro Class

The BPC Inclusion  project is on a mission to foster a community where lived experiences, expert consultants, partner organisations, and professional practitioners converge in a dynamic space of...

Education Programme Updates

 As we gear up for the winter holidays, we can’t help but anticipate the fresh start that comes with the turn of the calendar. We are thrilled to unveil our brand-new learning and participation...

Parade – The Giant Wheel Call Out

We’re recruiting!   We are seeking dance artists & movement performers with experience in circus (acrobatics, hand-to-hand and/or aerialists) and physical performers to express their interests in...

Tales from Acorn Wood Live 

We were thrilled to announce this summer that Johnny our Creative Director joined Norwell Lapley Productions (NLP) once again and returned as a choreographer & puppetry director alongside director...

Violet and the Sea Giant – New Edition 

Exciting news! Due to high demand, ‘Violet and the Sea Giant’ is making a comeback in a fresh new format. Available to purchase on our store online! 📚 In our store you can also find our...

Join us for Tea Party for Schools

We are excited to be hosting a stall as part of Solihull Cultural Education Partnership (CEP)’s Tea Party for Schools! This event is an opportunity for teachers to meet arts organisations and...

Ashbourne Festival / Lantern Procession

We are currently working with Ashbourne Festival on puppetry and movement workshops for several local communities towards their big light trail procession performance that will be happening on the 8th...

Education Programme Updates

We hope you have all had a wonderful Summer and enjoying getting the new term underway! This autumn we are expanding our education packages for schools, colleges and universities, where we can work...

Brum Pro Class weekly sessions!

Are you a professional dance artist, or a dance student in their second or third year looking to push themselves? We can’t recommend signing up for dance classes with Brum Pro Class enough. Push...

Introducing BPC new artist coordinator

Ellen trained at Trinity Laban from 2018-2021. Since graduating they have taught for Ascension Dance Company, Mercurial Dance, Autin Dance Theatre and more. They have performed in large-scale...

Brum Pro Class

We are excited to share a significant step in our journey towards greater accessibility and inclusivity in the dance sector. Our team has been leading the Brum Pro Class’s Inclusive Dance...

Summer 2024 Booking Availability: Calling Event Organisers and Promoters!

We would love to hear from any local authority, promoter or outdoor event programmer interested in our performance and participatory programmes. Email hello@autindt.co.uk for more information Promo...

Summer Tour 2023 

📷 by Pete Martin (Journey’s international Festival 2023) As October arrives, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our incredible summer tour! 🌞 We’re immensely grateful for the...

Dance, Movement and Puppetry Workshop offer 

We hope you have all had a wonderful Summer and looking forward to getting the new term underway! This autumn we are expanding our education packages for schools, colleges and universities, where we...

Call out: Brum Pro Class needs you!  

Brum Pro Class (BPC) is looking for freelance dancers for 2 upcoming opportunities as part of our action research project: Inclusive Dance Practice Professional Development Programme.  BPC is thrilled...

Parade – The Giant Wheel Official trailer is out now!

Filmed by: Mark Anderson (Walsall Arboretum – Parade Premiere) TAKT Productions (Birmingham Festival 23) Music by: Richard Shrewsbury (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) Other Posts Parade –...

Out of the Deep Blue is coming to NORWAY!

Our team is joining DiGGfest – A brand new outdoor dance festival! DiGGfest – Dans in Gamle Oslo is a pilot project. From August 26 to September 3, we will celebrate dance and fill the streets and...

Parade Open Community Workshops at MAC

Parade Open Community Workshops Tuesday 29 August – Saturday 2 September Booking info Enjoy a special opportunity to be part of a moving performance inspired by the beauty and power of people...

🎉 Celebrating 10 Years of Autin Dance Theatre! 🎉

It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since the beginning of Autin Dance Theatre. Throughout these remarkable years, we have been on an incredible journey, working with extraordinary...

Brum Pro Class

Are you a professional dance artist, or a dance student in their second or third year looking to push themselves? We can’t recommend signing up for dance classes with Brum Pro Class enough. Push...

‘Out of the Deep Blue’ 2023 Tour Dates

We’re thrilled to announce that our highly anticipated outdoor performance Out of the Deep Blue and its big story about the climate emergency and a tale of friendship and empathy for children...

Street Games ON TOUR!

📢 Get Ready for Street Games! 🎉🎭🎶  Street Games is all about providing a family-friendly and inclusive entertainment experience, where everyone can come together and have a blast.   Our...

Spotlight on Johnny Autin 

Our Creative Director, Johnny Autin, has been making waves in the artistic community.  📸 Chuck Douglas Johnny has been busier than ever, lending his expertise as a consultant artist to various...

Backstage Trust Funding Announcement

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that we have received the support of Backstage Trust and would like to publicly thank the Trustees. 🙌 Their generous support will greatly contribute to our...

Parade – The Giant Wheel ON TOUR! 

We are thrilled to announce that our new outdoor spectacle Parade – The Giant Wheel has officially kicked off its first summer tour! Parade – The Giant Wheel is a celebration of the...

Parade the giant wheel – uk premiere

🌟 We’re bursting with pride, gratitude, accomplishment, and sheer amazement! Our ambitious and large-scale project “magically” came together at the last minute, as it often does in the...

Final countdown for the UK Premiere of Parade The Giant Wheel!

UK PREMIERE Coming this Saturday to Walsall Arboretum! Saturday 24 June 1pm & 4pm Walsall Arboretum On Saturday 24 June, at Walsall Arboretum, we invite you to join us for a moving and...

‘Out of the Deep Blue’ 2023 Tour Dates

📢 We are thrilled to announce the summer tour dates for “Out of the Deep Blue” – a mesmerizing mid-scale outdoor performance that will captivate audiences of all ages! 🌟 Get ready to...

‘Street Games’ New Hosts Announcement

Introducing Our New Summer Hosts: Bethan, Kevaughn and Will! We are thrilled to announce that this summer, our team is expanding with the addition of three talented individuals: Bethan Siddaway...

‘Street Games’ return this summer!

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...

Parade The Giant Wheel – UK Premiere 

24th June  1pm & 4pm  Walsall Arboretum  WS1 2QB On Saturday 24 June, at Walsall Arboretum, we invite you to join us for a moving and inspiring performance. ‘Parade –...

Blueprint 2023 Programme

We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected for the #Blueprint2023Programme with our new show Parade- The Giant Wheel.   ‘Blueprint celebrates innovation and...

Parade Press Release 2023

Autin Dance Theatre announces upcoming new participatory performance project in partnership with Black Country Dance Hub: Parade – The Giant Wheel PREVIEW Summer By The River Launch Event Thursday 1...

Out of the Deep Blue (Irish Premiere)

Last February our sensational 13-foot-tall Sea Giant set off on an adventure across the sea! Eko and our amazing team visited Dublin and joined the St. Patrick’s Day...

Parade: Call Out

Take part in ‘Parade – the Giant Wheel’ in Walsall and perform alongside the Giant Wheel & professionals in this mass participation processional performance. Renowned Autin Dance...

Parade The Giant Wheel – UK Premiere 

24th June  1pm & 4pm  Walsall Arboretum  WS1 2QB We are thrilled to announce the UK Premiere of our latest outdoor arts and participatory show ‘Parade – The Giant...

The Flock at Shenley Academy

The Flock at Shenley Academy, Shenley Lane, Birmingham, B29 4HE on Tuesday 6th June. The Flock is a culmination of an inclusive dance, movement & puppetry project with Autin Dance Theatre, 3...

International Children’s Book Day

📚Dive into the magical world of Violet and Eko with our one-of-a-kind book, ‘Violet and the Sea Giant’! 🌟 Written by Sally Pomme Clayton and illustrated by Richy K. Chandler, this...

World Puppetry Day!

Happy World Puppetry Day! As we are celebrating this special day today, we wanted to take a moment and look at our incredible journey with puppeteering.  Out of the Deep Blue webseries...

Education News – BAS schools project

We are currently partnering with Birmingham Arts School in collaboration with Bellfield Infant School, Bellfield Junior School and Longwill School for Deaf Children on a celebratory project...

Parade – The Giant Wheel R&D

In the last few weeks we have been completely absorbed by the production of our new show ‘Parade – the Giant Wheel‘; from seeing the final stages of the wheel prototype in Big House...

101 Outdoor Arts & Corn Exchange Newbury

Thank you to 101 Outdoor Arts & Corn Exchange Newbury for having us this week! Yesterday saw our largest cast in Out of the Deep Blue come together for a mega-rehearsal between Team Atlantic, Team...

Man Made youth Company returns

Man Made Youth Company will train young boys/men & male-identifying in the skills of movement and dance in a fully rounded programme of classes. Man Made is a highly physical youth company...

Parade – Technical Stage Manager – call out

Autin Dance Theatre are looking for a skilled Technical Stage Manager to join the production and UK tour of our new outdoor performance project called PARADE – The Giant Wheel. We are looking for a...

NEW OUTDOOR SHOW CALL OUT!

We are urgently seeking exceptional circus artists & professional physical performers to express their interest in joining the company’s new outdoor performance project ‘PARADE – The...

AutinDT store

In the store you can find the beautifully illustrated book ‘Violet and the Sea Giant’ that was inspired by our show ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ and turned into a story by two talented artists Sally Pomme...

Education News – BAS schools project

We are very excited to be partnering with Birmingham Arts School in collaboration with Bellfield Infant School, Bellfield Junior School and Longwill School for Deaf Children on a celebratory...

Parade – The Giant Wheel

A large-scale travelling street performance featuring a 15-foot tall Giant Wheel driven by 5 street artists travelling high above the streets, accompanied by live music, and inspired by the fracture...

We’re looking for Performers for our new show

Email us for further information, hello@autindt.co.uk Other Posts We’re looking for Performers for our new show Paulina January 24, 2023 Uncategorized At the end of July, we kicked off...

Out of the Deep Blue 2023 Tour Dates

We are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing to tour Out of the Deep Blue in 2023 with our magnificient Sea Giant Puppet Eko. Following our debut tour in 2021, and the past 2 years’ critical...

Eko & Violet in Corby 

Our sensational 13-foot-tall Sea Giant returns and will find himself in Corby over half term and as part of Splore at The Core. A tale told in two parts – an interactive promenade and a physical...

Happy New Year from Autin Dance Theatre!

We welcome you to join us on this New Year’s adventures and invite you all to explore new venues, cities and events spaces with our acclaimed shows as well as our brand new participatory...

Happy Holidays from Autin Dance Theatre

We would like to wish you all a wonderful festive season and a New Year filled with joy, creativity, and happiness.  It was absolute pleasure to have had you as part of our artistic and...

Christmas Merch 

It’s time to fill up your Christmas stockings!  In our store you can find a great selection of fun gifts.  In the store you can find the beautifully illustrated book ‘Violet and the Sea...

Out of the Deep Blue 2023 Tour Dates

We are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing to tour Out of the Deep Blue in 2023 with our 13-foot-tall Sea Giant Puppet Eko. Following our debut tour in 2021, and this year’s critical...

Education News 

We are delighted to say that this year (2022) we have provided opportunities for over 10,000 children and young people through our education and learning programmes in schools and community settings...

Parade – The Giant Wheel

We are thrilled to share with you that we have a new exciting show in the making, Parade – The Giant Wheel! A large-scale travelling street performance featuring a 15-foot tall Giant Wheel...

Eko (from Out of the Deep Blue)

Last month our magnificent 13-foot-tall Sea Giant puppet went on a new adventure and guest starred in Irish recording artist Amy Michelle’s latest music video ‘Patience’.  The video was directed...

Could you be our next Violet?

You must be an exceptional versatile movement performer and comfortable with character work and audience interaction/play. Applicants should demonstrate at least 3 years of professional experience...

We’re looking for Puppeteers & Performers

We are looking for highly creative and strong individual performers in contemporary dance, physical theatre and/or puppetry (outdoor, giant, multi-person operated) interested in working with us on our...

Invitation to join Autin Dance Theatre’s Board

Autin Dance Theatre is at an exciting point in the company’s history and its development as leading arts organisation. We are looking to elevate the company to a new stage in order to expand our...

Eko the Sea Giant – News

Our magnificent 13-foot tall puppet confirmed to appear in Amy Mitchell’s upcoming music video being shot next month.  Eko will also feature as part of a stadium performance for the Rugby League...

Out of the Deep Blue 2022 Tour

This year we visited 30 festivals and venues with our sensational spectacle ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ and performed over 85 shows including walkabout of Eko the Sea Giant leading to our static...

Street Games in the Square – Birmingham 2022

At the end of July, we kicked off the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. We rocked Victoria Square Live Site with our participatory event ‘Street Games in The Square’ . Thousands attended our...

Street Games Birmingham Pride

And then we did bring back Street Games in the Square – PRIDE EDITION! on Saturday 24 September 2022 It was an event for Network Rail celebrating Birmingham Pride! Where everyone could just turn up on...

Official hosts for Street Games in the square

Drum rolls  please! Introducing our 3 Games Hosts for ‘Street Games in the Square’ – the official Festival Site warm-up party to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on...

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