Autin Dance Theatre

Out of the Deep Blue


Wednesday 15 June 2022

9.30am, 11.30am & 2.00pm Open to all

“The charming, wordless storytelling managed to convey excitement, enthusiasm and emotion” – Review Culture 

Autin Dance Theatre return to Walsall Arena and Arts Centre with their fabulous family show, Out of the Deep Blue, which explores the climate emergency, told beautifully through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering.

The whirr of the wind cutting across a rocky beach, the whoosh of the waves lapping the shore…

The illusion of calm is broken when EKO, a sentient Sea Giant, pads onto dry land. There he encounters a young girl called Violet. And that’s where the story begins.

Out of the Deep Blue is a tale told in two parts – an interactive promenade and a physical theatre duet – transporting its audiences into another world, to tell a story about our own world.

Through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering, the performance dives into the themes of the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis in a spectacle featuring a 4-metre tall puppet operated by 5 world-class puppeteers and contemporary dancers.

The show has been designed with children and family audiences in mind, and this magical story about the power of empathy and collaboration between these two beings – an ancient creature, a dispirited teen – speaks to the world at large.

Suitable for children and families 

Performance time 60 minutes

To book your tickets for just £4.00 call Walsall Arena & Arts Centre Box Office on: 0300 555 2898 (Open Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm)

Or Book Online 24 hours a day

Schools, nurseries and group booking tickets can be purchased by emailing:



Pre-recorded audio description files are available for blind and visually impaired audiences to listen to, below.

Audio notes (for listening before the show).

Full synchronised audio description (for streaming or download to listen during the performance)

To help with understanding what to expect on the day, please download the Accessible Easy Read Guide

Out of the Deep Blue Move & Make Workshops

You can also join us for Out of the Deep Blue ‘Move & Make Workshops’, which are designed for children aged 4 years+.

Workshops are being held at Walsall Arena on:

Friday 10 June10.00am & 11.00am and 11.00am & 12.00pm

Taking inspiration from Out of the Deep Blue’s Eko, you’ll get creative with recycled materials  and consider the impact of climate change whilst making your own puppets before you get moving! The sessions are run by 1 puppetry specialist and 1 dance specialist and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Tickets cost just £4.00 – which also includes the cost of seeing Out of the Deep Blue at Walsall Arena on Wednesday 15 June at either 9.00am, 11.30am or 2.00pm.

To book your workshop tickets and reserve your seats for one of the performances email:

Poster 2 Photo Credit - Dani Bower
Eko in Grimsby - Credit - Melissa Hommel
Eko crawling at BIDF - Photo Credit - Peter Lopeman
EKo at MAC - Eko crawling at BIDF - Photo Credit - Peter Lopeman
Eko and Violet - Credit - Marcin Sz

BCDH Company Number: 12823542

Located at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre
Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG