As Britain’s biggest dance export, we create world-class productions alongside talent development and education projects reaching thousands worldwide each year. Over the past 30 years, we have changed the popularity of dance in Britain, creating works and programmes which have altered the public perception of what is possible when it comes to telling stories without words.
New Adventures is passionate about diversifying the dance landscape and investing in the future of dance through delivering inclusive projects for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds alongside development opportunities for emerging artists.
The work of New Adventures would not be possible without the generous support of our principal funder Arts Council England, individual donors, trusts & foundations and corporate partnerships. Anything you can give, will help us continue to change lives through dance.
There are many different ways to support our work:
If you are not a UK resident and would like to set up a monthly donation, please contact Sarah Reuben, Head of Development at [email protected].
Get closer to the work and see beyond the magic
All donations can be Gift Aided, which means that if you are a UK taxpayer out of every £1 you donate we are able to claim an extra 25p at no extra cost to you.
The Discovery Circle is a brand-new opportunity to become a part of the New Adventures family. Members make an invaluable contribution to our charitable work and in return, are invited to share in what makes New Adventures so special.
As we look ahead to our ambitious future, we would like to invite you to join us as an Adventurer, Explorer, Pioneer or Voyager on the Discovery Circle’s maiden voyage to support our ground-breaking work and our search for new, diverse talent.
However you choose to support, all levels will bring you uniquely close to our work through a host of bespoke experiences. If there is a particular area which captures your interest, we would love to have a conversation with you about specific project support
We look forward to welcoming you aboard the New Adventures family.
Head of Development
£1,500 per annum
or payable as £125 per month
Enjoy our work year-round with VIP invitations to each of our productions, preview briefings on how our shows are created and our annual supporter party.
Share an important moment with Matthew with an exclusive insight into the next production before anyone else.
Join us for a special VIP evening for the Discovery Circle at each production.
Join the New Adventures family for our annual Summer Party.
ACCESS THE STORIES
Support with accessing tickets for any of our productions during the year in London, across the UK or internationally.
Minimum payment £300, you may purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation. Gift Aid provisions will apply to the whole amount.
£5,000 per annum
Share in our mission to reach and inspire the performers of tomorrow, seeing first-hand the impact of your support. Enjoy all the benefits of the Adventurer level as well as an exclusive invitation to our annual supporter party and additional opportunities to share our work with friends and family.
Special insight events into New Adventures work including our programmes nurturing new talent.
Join the New Adventures family at our Annual Supporter Party.
Unique and intimate opportunities to hear about the inspiration and creation of New Adventures productions
Join us for bespoke events throughout the year, sharing the joy of New Adventurers with family and friends
Minimum payment £600, donation value £4,400. The donation portion is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply, but you may purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation.
£10,000 per annum
Experience the best of New Adventures with a significant contribution to our work. Meet our core creative team with glimpses inside the rehearsal room and our annual Artistic Director Supper.
MAPPING IT OUT
Witness the twists and turns of rehearsals during the development of productions across the year.
Be part of a production’s opening night and join our fabulous post-show party, mingling with the cast and the New Adventures creative team
An exclusive invitation to our annual celebratory supper hosted by Artistic Director Matthew Bourne where we look back on the road travelled and the journey ahead
Minimum payment £850, suggested donation £9,150. The donation portion is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply, but you may purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation.
£20,000 per annum
Join the New Adventures inner circle and protect our future.
The Voyager level offers a unique opportunity to join us at the very heart of New Adventures. Members are engaged and invested in our mission, helping us to bring the life-enhancing benefits of dance to everyone, everywhere. Support at this level underpins New Adventures’ ambitious future, providing resilience and stability as we navigate the years ahead.
We welcome members to direct their support towards areas of our work which matter most to them, providing a bespoke and tailored engagement programme throughout the year. Voyagers will be invited to a wealth of special events, joining Matthew Bourne, our board, our creative team and collaborators in the UK and globally, truly sharing in our adventures.
Benefits value £1,610, donation value £18,390. The donation portion is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply, but you may purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation.
Alistair Macaulay, Theatre Critic
Trusts & Foundations
AUSTRALIAN DANCE REVIEW
New Adventures is a registered charity. We have bold ambitions to consolidate and grow our talent development programme and our engagement work with young people and communities. This includes schemes to support excellence and increase diversity in our industry across the country, develop our dancers whilst with the company and as they transition from performing as well as engagement and participation projects with young people and communities, particularly those who are marginalised and underserved.
Grants enable us to undertake exciting strategic projects each year such as our most recent project for young people aged 12-21 and not in education, employment or training, Civil Blood.
Following the success of Lord of the Flies in 2014, where we engaged with over 8,000 young men and boys with little or no dance experience across 13 venues, we have begun to see journeys into the company and industry enabled by this work. Our 2018–20 tour of Swan Lake saw 3 dancers from the Lord of the Flies Young Ensemble make their professional debuts with the company and a further 2 with Romeo and Juliet.
As a leading national and international touring company we work with our corporate partners in a bespoke way, offering the chance to engage with us locally, regionally or globally depending on your company’s needs and priorities.
In 2018/19 511,285 people experienced our work on and off stage. We gave 363 performances in 37 venues worldwide
We will work closely with you to create a bespoke and meaningful partnership that meets your business aims and objectives. If you would like to discuss working with New Adventures then please contact:
Rebecca Kendall, Development Associate [email protected]
New Adventures would like to thank the following individual supporters, trusts and foundations and corporate partners for their most generous support.
Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman
Heather Acton & Peter Williams
The Honourable William Archer
Lord Bruce Dundas
Roger de Frietas
Sir Matthew Bourne OBE
Brenda Emmanus CBE
Jeanette Siddall CBE
Kenneth Tharp CBE
Trusts & Foundations
Thank you to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for their support of our care home project with Magic Me
New Adventures is proud to be a part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio
We would also like to thank all of our anonymous donors.