International Dance Festival Birmingham

Produced by DanceXchange, the award winning IDFB (International Dance Festival Birmingham) is one of the world’s most exciting and diverse dance festivals. Every two years, we bring the theatres, streets and squares of Birmingham alive with a month of the best international dance and movement.


IDFB 2018

IDFB 2018 will run from 1-24 June 2018.  We are developing a new website to promote the festival and will announce more in the coming months as we build to the festival.

Take a sneak peak at what’s coming up at Birmingham Weekender 22-24 Sept 2017

Look out for International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) presentations and co-commissions throughout the weekend.

Saturday 23:

2Faced Dance Company / Moon FREE

Sunday 24:

Rosie Kay Dance Company / Modern Warrior FREE

For details of our complete programme at Birmingham Weekender visit here


IDFB is Birmingham’s signature festival.  IDFB 2018 will be our sixth festival.  To get a flavour of what is on offer take a look at some of the work in the previous festivals.

IDFB is known for:

Outstanding international dance / We give everybody chance to see outstanding international dance and many different dance forms. Our dancers and artists animate indoor and outdoor venues across the city. But it’s not just about enjoying dance in unusual spaces and places. IDFB workshops and projects give people the chance to take part in different forms of dance.

New work and fresh opportunities / We always make new work for each IDFB. This generally involves work for outdoor spaces, and presenting touring work in theatres. Our festival provides great opportunities for collaboration, which is a major attraction for UK and international artists and companies.

Creating an impact / For artists and dancers, IDFB can have long-lasting career benefits. By bringing them together with fellow creatives, we spark off collaborations that lead to new and distinctive work.

We’re proud that IDFB puts Birmingham on the map as a dance and cultural destination. By bringing in talent and tourists, we help support the local economy too.

Creating this balance helps us to build loyal audiences who trust and value our artistic judgement. We want people to look forward to every new season we put on.

Clare Lewis, Executive Director

See you there.


IDFB is funded by Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council