Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre sit at the cultural heart of Scotland and the City of Dundee. Founded in 1939, the Rep building is a centre of creative energy, a space for engagement with a wide range of art forms, whilst also playing a lead role in arts education and engagement across the city and beyond. Proud of its Scottish roots, the Company looks outwards, producing dance and theatre of national and international significance, for and with a diverse audience.
Sited in a purpose-built art space, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre create and deliver work for a local audience, as well as on a national and international scale.
The model is unique. Two creative forces share a home and a legal structure. Having a permanent acting ensemble is rare (unique in Scotland), but combined with a dance company and extensive creative learning, it makes the Rep building one of a kind and a hub of creative energy.
Dundee Rep Ensemble was established in 1999 with the mission of bringing together a permanent full-time company of actors, the only company of its kind in Scotland. The Dundee Rep Ensemble has created a number of award-winning productions, establishing a reputation as one of the UK's foremost theatre companies.
The Rep has developed co-productions with some of the UK's other leading producers including the Barbican, the Young Vic, National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Traverse Theatre Company, Paines Plough, Birmingham Rep and the Tron Theatre, performing in all of Scotland's major venues.
Successes include the première of the cult classic Let The Right One In with the National Theatre of Scotland, collaborating with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh on Time and the Conways, Woman in Mind – a co-production with Birmingham Rep and presenting the Scottish Premiere of David Greig‟s Victoria.
The Ensemble remains a crucible of talent, creating the new artists of tomorrow through its Graduate Scheme. The Dundee Rep Ensemble Graduate Scheme offers up to four drama school graduates the opportunity to join Dundee Rep Ensemble for up to one year.
At the heart of the Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre vision is the belief that artistic and creative experience of the highest quality should be open and available to all. The theatre seeks to share a diverse programme of theatre and dance across Dundee and beyond by taking its work out of the theatre and into the wider geographical and cultural communities.
Registered in Scotland
30/34 Reform Street, Dundee
Registered Charity No. SC017315
Company Registration No. SC021201
Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre is core funded by Creative Scotland and Dundee City Council.