About IOU

IOU is a producing arts organisation based at Dean Clough in Halifax. It has over 40 years’ experience making live shows and contemporary art installations that combine many art forms together with new and innovative technology. All aspects of the work are originated by the company and are devised for unusual indoor and outdoor locations as well as established touring venues and galleries.


Led by one of the original founder members, David Wheeler, IOU has excited and delighted diverse audiences all over Europe. Our work is created by teams drawn from an international pool of professional artists, makers, performers, poets, musicians and technicians who have a range of experience working with the company – from founder members, new collaborators to recent graduates.


IOU supports the development of independent artists’ creative practice and offer opportunities to emerging artists (regionally and nationally) across a range of disciplines to develop their ideas, creative and professional skills.  It also deliver a learning and participation programme to the local community, schools and families.

A devising and producing company with a 45 year history