2015 is our 10th Birthday year. Since David started the company way back in 2005, we have worked with literally hundreds of different artists and companies in many different and wonderful ways. We have produced and toured work across four different continents (USA, Europe, Asia & Australasia) including hundreds of individual UK performances per year. We have delighted, enthralled and challenged thousands of audience members aged from 5 to 85, we’ve even got a few hundred of them involved in a show or two.


We have sourced well over five million pounds worth of funding for our artists/ Dep Arts Productions and to deliver our numerous projects. (we write a lot of funding bids !)


We have worked on some amazing projects including Liverpool Capital Of Culture in 2008, The Cultural Olympiad in 2012 and currently the Rugby Union World Cup.


We have a core staff team of six in addition to a host of specialist freelance staff / Associate Producer’s who come in to work with us on any given project technical, press, marketing, designers, directors even  the odd van driver or 2. The company’s office is based in Quarry Hill, the cultural quarter for Leeds where we have been based since 2009.


“Producer” doesn’t really feel an adequate enough word for Dep Arts & the fine, brilliant folk who make up the organisation.

Instead, I’d say it’s a safety net for if you fall, a trampoline that helps you leap higher, a massive roll of bubble wrap that’s there to protect you – and something for you to pop if you need to relieve some stress.

 The company handled the process of going through the difficult birth of a piece of new writing like the greatest midwives there have ever been.  They really are an exceptional team, exceptionally led.”

Nick Ahad Writer & Director.