Surface Area Dance Theatre, Est. 2007 is an award-winning Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a UK dance company that places accessibility and engagement at the heart of all company endeavours. Based at Dance City in Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland, we have a wide-ranging reach across the Northeast region and beyond. Our work is uniquely relevant and is one of few genuinely working at the interface between Sign Language, D/deaf culture and dance. The merits and skills of the company’s leaders and members have enabled international engagement with leading UK and internationally celebrated partners and institutes. Cultural exchange is at the core of the company’s mission as we strive to represent the UK’s diverse talents and abilities in all our work.
In 2018, SADT became a registered Level 2 Disability Confident Committed Employer and advanced in 2022 to a Disability Confident Committed Leader by the Department of Work and Pensions.