Dance Consortium holds a unique place in the cultural sector as the only consortium of 19 large-scale theatres that work together to promote and present international dance across UK and Ireland.

Dance Consortium was formed in 2000 with the aim of enriching high quality dance in the UK by presenting regular tours from international companies. A core aim of Dance Consortium is the development of audiences for dance in the UK, demystifying dance to new attenders and promoting the art form as a source of accessible enjoyment and entertainment.

Since its formation Dance Consortium has presented 51 tours by 27 different companies whose performances and education activities have been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people across all parts of the UK and Ireland.