Dante or Die is an award winning, internationally recognised theatre company specialising in creating and touring unique site-specific performances. . Led by co-founders Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, our mission is to bring communities together creatively to confront knotty contemporary topics and inspire people to see every day local spaces in a new light. We create bold, celebrated performances that entice local people into Dante or Die’s world through surprising takeovers of familiar spaces, telling stories that resonate with modern life. We gently transform everyday buildings – from hotel rooms to swimming pools, artificial ski slopes to cafés, storage units to leisure centres – to create distinctive, intimate and memorable theatrical experiences for people of all ages. Our work affects change on the spaces that we use: dismantling stereotypes and portraying new perspectives of sometimes forgotten and disregarded sites which can reinvigorate and inspire new activity.
“every project is so different, so surprising and that’s rare” – theatre critic, Lyn Gardener
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: