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About Us

“One of the things I love about the work made by Dante or Die is that every project is so different, so surprising and that’s rare”
Lyn Gardner
“So immersive that re-entering the world afterward comes as a shock”
“It feels like a privilege to listen to and watch O’Donovan so intimately”
“director Daphna Attias thrives, weaving a complex and beautiful depiction of modern loss”
“a beautiful dance of love, death and grief”
“A raw and magnetic performance… a gorgeous show”
“an ethereal experience of astonishing power”
“moving, funny and ultimately joyful”

Dante or Die makes bold and ambitious site-specific performances that tour across the UK and internationally. We gently transform ordinary spaces to create unique and intimate theatrical experiences.

Led by co-founders Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, our original productions interrogate and celebrate contemporary human stories that take place in everyday buildings -  from hotel rooms to swimming pools to cafés.

We  have collaborated with leading arts venues across the UK including Traverse Theatre, The Lowry & The Almeida alongside grassroots organisations in the localities in which we make work. Dante or Die are SITELINES Associate Artists at South Street Reading, which champions performances in unusual spaces. We are a registered charity.