Welcome to the official website for Arion Productions Ltd.

Arion Productions Ltd was formed in 2012 by its current Artistic Director Andrew Keates and co-founder Andrew Harmer with the primary goal of presenting theatrical pieces based on artistic merit alone. At Arion, ‘the work’ is paramount.

We are passionate about developing the professionals within the theatre industry, providing opportunities to work alongside experienced and successful professionals to learn by doing. Arion seeks out the best actors and actresses and fold them all together into a high quality, artistic production often with a theatrical intent to give a voice to marginalised members of society or controversial subject matters.

Previous Arion productions include, The White Feather (Union Theatre), As Is and Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), Passing By (Tristan Bates Theatre), As Is, Passing By and Rooms: A Rock Romance (Finborough Theatre) and A Winter’s Tale (Landor Theatre), which won Best New Musical in the 2012 OffWestEnd Awards.

In 2016, Arion launched a new programme of events called, Portfolio Masterclasses. These one day only events give performers the opportunity to learn specialist skills with exceptional artists, such as Jenny Galloway, Abigail Matthews, Annette Badland and more to be announced.

In 2017, Arion Productions launched the Show People Podcast – a free podcast that shines a spotlight on the UK performing arts industry, showcasing new talent and interviewing successful theatremakers as a resource to inspire, educate and entertain theatremakers worldwide who may not have the time or money to attend classes.

Arion relies entirely on the generosity of its patrons to continue the work we do. If you can, please make a donation and become a friend of Arion.

Arion Productions is a not for profit organisation and a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England no. 8149919.

Patrons of Arion Productions Ltd

Martin Sherman - Patron of Arion Productions
Martin Sherman – Playwright (Bent, When She Danced, Passing By)
Howard Goodall - Patron of Arion Productions
Howard Goodall – Composer & Broadcaster (The Hired Man, Bend It Like Beckham, Love Story)