About Dance Consortium

About Dance Consortium

Dance Consortium is a group of 20 large theatres located across the UK.

With a shared passion for engaging people with contemporary dance from different parts of the world the theatres work together to find dance companies and productions that will excite, challenge, entertain and inspire their audiences.

Since its formation in 2000 Dance Consortium has presented 44 tours by 23 different companies from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Israel and the USA. Their performances and education activities have been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people across all parts of the UK.

Information, film clips, photographs, interviews and articles about forthcoming tours can be found here.  You can register for updates and news by joining our email list at the top of this page.

Previous Tours

You can find further information about these companies and their tours here.

In Autumn 2001 DC collaborated with Dance Umbrella to tour the Mark Morris Dance Group.  Since then it has presented:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2005, 2007, 2010 and 2016)
Ailey 2 (2011)
Australian Dance Theatre (2007)
Ballet BC (2018)
Batsheva Ensemble (2012)
Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company (2004)
Breakin’ Convention (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014)
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (2013)
Cirque Éloize (2011 and 2015)
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (2008)
Compagnie Kafig (2005 and 2014)
Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker (2004, 2006 and 2010)
Dance Theatre of Harlem (2004)
Danza Contemporanéa de Cuba (2010, 2012 and 2017)
Grupo Corpo (2005 and 2014)
La La La Human Steps (2008)
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, 2018)
Mark Morris Dance Group (2009, 2019)
m¡longa, a Sadler’s Wells Production (2017)
Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (2008)
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2016)
Paul Taylor Dance Company (2003)
Stephen Petronio Company (2008)
Sutra, A Sadler’s Wells Production (2013)


Grand Opera House Belfast
Birmingham Hippodrome
Alhambra Theatre Bradford
Brighton Dome
Buxton Opera House
Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Hull, New Theatre
Eden Court Theatre Inverness
Curve Theatre Leicester
Sadler’s Wells London
The Peacock, London
Milton Keynes Theatre
Theatre Royal Newcastle
Theatre Royal Norwich
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham with Dance 4
Theatre Royal Plymouth
The Lowry Salford