What We Do


Here are some examples of the type of things we do but we are always up for a challenge large or small and we like new things and new ways of working, it keeps us fresh and excited about what we do.



Tour Booking & Producing


We help companies and artists build strategic partnerships with venues, promoters and funders both in the UK and worldwide. This might include introducing you directly to theatre managers and funders or representing your work as part of our portfolio of Artists.


Touring is a significant part of what we do. This can be simply booking tour dates for a specific show or might cover the whole tour process, including marketing, press and tour management. We work with small to large-scale venues throughout the UK and internationally.


We provide overseas tour booking and management services to UK artists and companies, as well as helping to bring non-UK companies and artists into the UK. This includes representation at key market places such as IPAY, APAP and The Edinburgh Fringe.


Our team can provide scheduling, budgeting, fundraising and overall support in the practicalities of running a small company.






Programming & Project Management


We are highly experienced project managers and are particularly good at developing, creating and managing large-scale outdoor projects. We are currently working with Leeds City Council on the cultural programme to celebrate the Rugby Union World Cup coming to the City in the autumn (2015). The project is called TRY. We have also worked with Liverpool Capital of Culture in 2008 and I-Move, the Cultural Olympiad project for Yorkshire in 2012.


We support venues and festivals through programming advice or supporting them to develop a particular area of their programme.


Some of our programming work includes REACH, WordPlay (our partnership with Leeds Libraries) and the New Realities project.





We commission work for specific projects we may be working on. Currently  this includes Kicking and Screaming, a new show by Tangled Feet and a new work by Chris Thorpe & Hannah Jane Walker both for REACH which we are working on in partnership with ARC in Stockton, as well as several other commissions to be revealed for other large scale projects including TRY (Leeds cultural programme to celebrate the Rugby Union World Cup coming to the city) later in 2015.




As well as producing for a range of exciting artists and companies, we also produce work under our own banner of Dep Arts Productions. This started in 2013  with our first show The Enough Project directed by Alan Lane and written by Emma Adams & Cathy Crabb. We are currently working with Leeds based Theatre Company Slung Low to make a brand new children’s show The Emergency Story Penguin which is on tour this Spring (2015). We also have a number of new shows in development for 2016.