About Eclipse

"It will stand out to me as one of those rare, near-perfect evenings in the theatre" – Audience Members on A Raisin in the Sun

We are the foremost Black-led national production company in the UK, at the vanguard of delivering diverse programming in theatres across the country.

To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.

About Eclipse

Our mission is:

‘To influence and instigate change that leads to a more diverse and equitable theatrical landscape.’

We use the Black British experience to create new work that will enrich the stories told in our mainstream media across theatre, film and radio.

About Eclipse (part 2)

Led by Artistic Director Dawn Walton, Eclipse is a National Portfolio Funded Organisation with Arts Council England, and the only Black-led NPO who deliver an annual middle scale tour to regional theatres. We have toured to more than 45 regional venues in our 6 year lifetime.

Eclipse produces a range of projects including film and radio: 10by10 – 10 shorts by 10 black writers set in 10 cities is a featured collection on Digital Theatre + 

White Open Spaces - is a series of short radio dramas

About Eclipse (part 3)

Eclipse is a beacon for Black artists and theatre makers outside of London. From our home in Sheffield, but working nationally, we support artists on a bespoke level and through two programmes:

  • Revolution Mix – Working with 15 established and early career writers and 11 partner venues to spearhead the largest ever national delivering of Black British stories in regional theatres.

  • Slate – Black. Arts. World. Supporting over 1200 Black artists in the North by increasing access to local, national and international networks and opportunities.

Find out more about how to get involved, see a show or get support as an artist by joining our mailing list.

About Eclipse (part 4)