We seek out shows that transport us and encourage us to take a leap into the unknown. With your support, the possibilities are endless.” 
Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director & Chief Executive


Since 1978, Dance Umbrella has played a pivotal role in bringing the best contemporary dance from around the world to the UK, and nurturing generations of choreographers. Artistic Director & Chief Executive Emma Gladstone’s ambitious artistic vision is to take dance out and bring audiences in by expanding definitions of contemporary dance to include a wide range of dance and movement styles. Integral to all of Dance Umbrella’s work is our goal to entice audiences, nurture artists, innovate practice and deliver excellence.
Dance Umbrella is a registered charity and we need to raise 50% of our annual income each year. Our supporters are essential to our success and enable us to commission new work, programme world class artists and nurture exciting choreographic talent alongside a year-round programme of creative learning and digital projects. If you are passionate about dance and want to support us in our endeavours please donate now or contribute to our Four by Four Commission Fund, which supports the dance artists of the future.
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Dance Umbrella, Registered Charity No. 277221