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Support Magpie

Participation, Performance, Training

Unlocking individual potential, at the forefront of dance for learning disabled people.



  • Performances across the region from our home at The Churchill Theatre to Sadler's Wells, and beyond.


Founded in 1986 by Artistic Director, Avril Hitman, Magpie Dance is a contemporary dance company for learning disabled people.

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Dance with us this Autumn Term

Join us! We offer a variety of classes for dancers with disabilities. Our term runs from week of 22 Sept - week of 1 Dec. See our Youth Group, Adult Group and Open Adult Community classes here.

E-mail admin@magpiedance.org.uk to register!


Treasurer, Board of Trustees
Voluntary role, expenses only 

Magpie is seeking a skilled individual to guide and advise the Board of Trustees on the approval of the budgets, accounts and financial statements, within a relevant financial framework and having regard to current legislation. lead on this ambitious new professional artistic programme.

Please request an application pack from Magpie's General Manager, Laura Graham, 020 8290 6633 or email lauragraham@magpiedance.org.uk

Application deadline: 12 noon, Monday 1st December 2014

Performance highlights

Magpie will be performing in =dance at Sadler's Wells on Friday 16th January 2015. See our news page for updates and info on how to book tickets.

Watch The Ed Effect, our collaboration with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures for Big Dance.

Watch our Sky's Got To Dance audition


Wednesday 3rd December: Disability Hate Crime Conference a the Bromley Civic Centre which will focus on community members who have been a victim of or are at risk of disability hate crime, as well as those working with them, to ensure they understand what disability hate crime is, the support available and how to access it.  Open conference starting at 10.30am - all welcome.

Magpie celebrates it's 30th year - 2015: Next year marks our 30th anniversary and we will be putting on special events, performances and fun activities throughout the year...watch this space!


Magpie has been awarded Highly Commended in 'Commitment to the Community' in the 2014 Bromley Business Awards!

Magpie Dance Patron: Richard Wilson OBE. Youth Group Patron: Kellie Shirley.

Magpie Dance is a Charity (1062185) and a Limited Company (3292609); registered in England and Wales.