About Us

The Dream Engine was created back in 1995 to dream up the extraordinary and bring it to life.

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The following are still true:

  • Ideas which combine Science and Art to explore new possibilities.
  • Inventing unique installations to offer performers new challenges to create magic.
  • Air and gas filled fabric as a theme so big structures can pack up small and tour easily.
  • Low profit margins so we can increase the number of shows we can do and therefore accelerate development.
  • A “family” of regular performers and technicians where we rotate the work with equal pay. Underlining cooperation and skill sharing as core values.

Our shows have a number of threads running through them:

Height
Audiences looking up already have the expectation of wondrous things, and in a crowd they can see them.

Music
The combination of sight and sound creates a sum larger than the two parts.

The Unique
This is the whole point.

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Company History

The Dream Engine was formed in January 1995 by Tim Petter and Steve Edgar to combine the talents of a pool of musicians, performers, makers and inventors to produce rare and wonderful performance events. Our core company can be expanded to include up to twenty artists and technicians, on a project-by-project basis.

Our performance work divides between public street arts festivals in the UK and Europe, and the corporate market – parties, product launches, expos and sports events right across the globe.

Half of our work is abroad. Largely unfunded, we create much of our new work by pitching ideas to those adventurous event producers who have enjoyed our previous shows and are after something even more extraordinary.

Tim Petter died of cancer in March 2006 and the rest of us here at The Dream Engine have resolved to carry on with many of Tim’s principles in mind. He was much loved and respected and we miss him.

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