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For 13 years and growing Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) has performed, educated and inspired people across the North of England and other parts of the UK and abroad, often taking dance to people who have never experienced contemporary dance before.

It is through the generosity of many individuals, companies, trusts, grant-makers and friends that ESD continues to be a regional leader in the evolving art form of contemporary dance.

If you are able, please consider making a donation to help sustain the ESD community.

There are many ways to support ESD below and we hope you will join us.


Whether you feel able to give £1, £100, £1000 or more as a one-off gift or a regular annual commitment, all donations are gratefully received and will help to support the Company on a daily basis in transforming people’s lives through dance.

Examples of where your money might help include:

  • Help us return to the stage stronger than ever post Covid-19;

  • Help us to deliver more digital work online;

  • £50 pays for refreshments for particpants during community outreach work;

  • £100 pays for one month's rent for ESD office space;

  • £250 pays for a half day dance workshop for young people;

  • £1,000 pays for a new dance work.

Standing Order

If you would like to set up a monthly direct debit please contact ESD at or call 07947 482 944

Cheque Payment

Please make the cheque payable to Eliot Smith Dance

Postal Address:

Eliot Smith Dance, C/o Gateway Studios, High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1EP 


Benefits include: 

  • a monthly e-newsletter via an exclusive Friends of ESD webpage;

  • priority booking for performances;

  • 10% discount on ESD performances;

  • invitation to an informal friends gathering - one per year;

  • invitations to rehearsal and previews of new works;

  • and much more!

Yearly membership price: £25.00


We work with businesses in the North East and across the UK tailoring bespoke packages to suit their needs. We offer performances for corporate events throughout the North East and nationwide. 

All corporate supporters will be recognised on our website and marketing on A5 flyers, programmes and/or large format posters seen by hundreds of audience members each year; and kept up to date on Company happenings, including VIP privileges, including personal complimentary tickets and services, access to rehearsals, and invitations backstage and to artist receptions.

If you would like to discuss your 'support / donation' please contact June Svenson via


Click here to find out more about ESD's proud supporters.

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