Founded in 1939, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre is a central hub of creativity across multiple artistic disciplines. The theatre aims to promote and disseminate Scottish culture through the arts, producing dance and theatre of national and international significance, for and with a diverse audience. The space is purpose-built, designed to permit audiences on a national and international scale to come and enjoy performances. It houses a permanent acting ensemble - the Dundee Rep Ensemble formed in 1999, which is rare to find elsewhere in the country, alongside a dance company that ensures the Rep continues to thrive with creative energy. The Dundee Rep Ensemble has created a number of award-winning productions, and has a reputation for its work across the UK. It has collaborated with many other theatre companies and producers, such as the Barbican, National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Birmingham Rep and more. The Ensemble aims to nurture local talent and 'create the artists of tomorrow' with the Graduate Scheme, further establishing the Rep's place in the heart of the community. Dundee Rep and the Scottish Dance Theatre proclaim that art and creativity should be available to all, justifying their diverse programme of theatre and dance and work with the community.
Working with the National Autistic Society, the Dundee Rep put accessibility at the core. It has received five star reviews on Euan's Guide for physical accessibility and aims to programme more accessible performances.
Its accessible features include: