David started the company in 2005, following a ten year career in production management & producing with companies like Phoenix Dance and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the 10 years since he founded Dep Arts we’ve worked with hundreds of artists and companies and on numerous cultural events and projects in many different and wonderful ways.


We’ve produced and toured work across North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia, in addition to hundreds of UK performances per year. We’ve delighted, enthralled and challenged thousands of audience members of all ages – we even got a few hundred of them involved in a show or two.


Over the years we’ve sourced well over £7m worth of funding for artists, projects and Dep Arts Productions in order to deliver our projects. They’ve included memorable work at events such as the Liverpool Capital Of Culture in 2008, The Cultural Olympiad in 2012 and the Rugby World Cup 2015.


After 10 fantastic years based in Leeds, we’ve recently moved into new offices in York and are looking forward to working with the creative community in the city in addition to continuing to work right across the UK and Internationally with various projects / companies / artists.



“Dep Arts have quickly become a vital cog in the arts eco-system both in terms of regional and national touring but also, significantly, in their holistic attitude to creative producing and project development. They work very hard on behalf of the artists and companies they represent but as a venue I know that we can have an open, honest and fair dialogue and that they will always be conscious of our audiences and any specific opportunities or challenges in front of us. I wish them luck for ten more successful years and beyond…”

Matthew Eames, Theatres Programmer and Producer, The Lowry