1DegreeEast is a producer-led arts organisation that supports artists, producers, and programmers to create ambitious, high quality theatre, dance and outdoor events and festivals through mentoring & advice, practical support to develop projects and producing new work. Enabling creativity and nurturing talent are at the heart of what we do. 

​1DegreeEast is developing ‘producer hubs’ with key venues and partners on the 1 degree east meridian. We build bridges between artists, venues and audiences by supporting, producers and performing artists with the development of their work, as well as partner venues with making their programme reflect and represent regional talent and creativity.

Between us at 1DegreeEast, we have over 25 years’ experience in producing and programming theatre, dance and outdoor arts at all scales nationally and internationally.


We broker and develop relationships between producers, artists and arts venues to bring to audiences new and ambitious work and we achieve this by:


  • Supporting producers and arts organisations

  • Producing work

  • Supporting self-producing artists

  • Curating showcase festivals

  • Mentoring

  • Networking events

  • Providing free advice

1DegreeEast is supported by our regional partners, DanceEast, Ipswich, Quarterhouse, Folkestone and Revoluton Arts, Luton and is funded by Arts Council England. We have offices in Folkestone and Ipswich.

Great work needs great producers