Creation Space

The Creation Space will be a large, double-height space where dance artists and choreographers will be able to produce, rehearse, test and share new work.

A visualisation of the Creation Space. Image shedkm

With fully retractable seating the Creation Space will be able to seamlessly transform from a studio into a performance space. It will be able to host shows by both professional artists and local communities, as well as welcome up to 123 audience members. 

When the retractable seating is rolled away, the studio will have a capacity of up to 40 people dancing* and become the ideal space for holding your next dance workshop, activity or even a Celidh!

Located on the top floor of The Dance Space, it will be accessible from street level by lift. 

It will have the following features:

  • Junkers sprung dance floor with a harlequin overlay
  • Mid-scale lighting rig
  • AV Sound system
  • Natural light
  • Blackout capacity
  • Access to green room and changing room facilities
  • Retractable seating with 123 seats


*This estimation was made prior to the Covid-19 crisis and is subject to change dependent on what social distancing measures are in place at the time of The Dance Space opening. 


  • Capacity: Approx 40 dancing 
  • Dimensions: 11m x 17m x 6.6m high (with seating retracted)  / 11m x 11m x 6.6m high (with seating) 
  • Floor: Junkers sprung dance floor 
  • Overlay: Harlequin Overlay Lighting: Mid-scale lighting rig 
  • Seating: 123 retractable seats 
  • Other features: Mirrors and sound system
Creation Studio performance space with seats


We want The Dance Space to be a welcoming home for dance with a variety of classes and workshops on offer and a diverse range of people and organisations using the space. We operate a sliding scale pricing structure. For information on these rates, please see below:

Rate A: Charities and businesses with a turnover of more than £250k per annum; schools, universities and commercial organisations who wish to hire space for, for example, workshops, rehearsals, commercial filming or photography, private parties, team building events, meetings, conferences and awaydays.

Rate B: Charities and businesses with a turnover of less than £250k per annum; dance artists and organisations in receipt of public or private funding via project or other grants, that wish to hire space for, for example, regular classes, workshops, rehearsals, development and meetings.

Rate C: We will have a limited amount of space to offer at a reduced rate to non-funded independent artists (currently not in receipt of any public or private funding). This space is available for rehearsal, research and development purposes only. We will hold two weeks of space per term available to hire at Rate C specifically for artists who identify as disabled, neuro diverse, black, indigenous or people of colour. This space can be booked as far in advance as needed. Please contact us to have a conversation about your requirements.

For all other enquiries at Rate C, space will be allocated on a first come first served basis and can be booked up to one term in advance. We will announce when we will begin taking bookings at Rate C on our social media channels. Follow us @southeastdance or sign up to our mailing list at the footer of this page.

If you are unsure which rate applies to your organisation or activity, please contact to discuss.

Creation Space

Minimum 3 hour booking

Rate ARate BRate C
3 hours£240£120£75
 £80 p/h thereafter£40 p/h thereafter£25 p/h thereafter
Daily (10-6)£400£200£125
Weekly 5 days (10-6)£1600£800£500
Weekly 6 days£2000£1000£625

All rates inclusive of VAT.

We began developing these rates before the Covid-19 emergency and so without any assumptions around social distancing.  We are now, however, mindful of a constantly changing situation regarding public safety in times of Covid-19, and in consultation with other venue-based dance and arts organisations, are working on various models for safe and successful building and programme operations, should some form of social distancing still be necessary in the longer-term.  In light of this we may need to make adjustments to our rates going forward.

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If you are interested in finding out more about hiring the Creation Studio, please fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in contact soon.