The Dan Daw Show

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Time: 8pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £16)

Running Time: 90 mins

Age Guidance: 16+

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. There will be a post show discussion on 28 April. This will take place 20 mins after the end of the show.

After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. 

Teaming up with theatre director Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), Dan takes ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is, and lets go of who he once was to make room for who he wants to be. Joined in an intimate evening of play by performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre), watch as Dan takes back the power by being dominated on his own terms. 

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, letting go and reclaiming yourself. 

‘Daw joyfully demonstrates that his body is beloved, audacious, sexual and disabled’ Springback Magazine 

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England through project grants.

Co-commissioned in 2019/20 by Sadler’s Wells, Arts House Melbourne, DanceHub Birmingham, The LowryDéda, Cambridge JunctionDanceXchange and Dance4.

Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall, Candoco Dance Company and I’m Here, Where Are You? Festival. Research supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II.


Dan Daw Creative Projects actively encourages audiences to attend the performance dressed in their fetish gear.


This performance is Pay What You Can.

The Pay What You Can Scheme removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible by those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended price. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.



This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access available via a lift.

We welcome you to stay after the show to process the performance. There will be a room for disabled audience members to talk about the experience together. A member of staff will  be able to point you in the right direction on the day. There are also seats available in our foyer.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit. If you would like to read about our current COVID safety measures in place, you can find out more about what to expect here.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.


All performances are captioned (not including music description)
Find out more about our captioned performances.

Sensory adapted performance: 3 May, 8pm
Find out more about our sensory adapted performances.


  • Loud music
  • Flashing lights
  • Suffocation

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.





Hosts from the Dan Daw team will be offering Pre-Show Access for anyone with access requirements that would benefit from being in the space before the show. All you will need is your ticket for the show to present on arrival. These Pre-Show Access sessions will happen 1 hour before the show begins and will last for 30 minutes. Although if you’d like to remain in the space until the show begins, you are welcome to.

The hosts are there if you need them and will be as involved with you as much or as little as you want them to be. The hosts can share information about the space verbally or non-verbally if you would prefer to navigate the space alone.


  • Access to the space, props and set
  • Images of the performers and their costumes and key physical features
  • Audio description of the performers
  • Audio description of the technical set-up of the show
  • Examples of the loudest and brightest moments of the show and flashing lights
  • Information on Triggers (some of this information may include spoilers regarding show content)


We have been recognised by the National Tourist Associations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, that we are operating within the COVID-19 Industry Standard.
The entrance to our scratch bar. A couple wearing face masks are listening to instruction from a duty manager wearing a visor reading from a clipboard. To the left of them is a sign propped against the side of the bar entitled 'Health Declarations'.


We encourage all audience members to wear a mask whilst sat in performance spaces and when moving around our building (unless you’re exempt).


We have a limited number of socially distanced performances for most shows, so you can choose when you feel most comfortable attending.
Image: When It Breaks It Burns. A group of young people dancing under multi-coloured lights. Photo by JMA Photography.


Our COVID booking policy means that it’s easy to exchange your tickets if you are unable to attend.


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