The Jamie Watton Creation Space

Named for our late Artistic Director/CEO who was instrumental in making The Dance Space a reality, The Jamie Watton Creation Space is a double height, light-filled studio with a sprung floor, where dance artists can produce, rehearse, and perform their work.

As a studio, with its fully retractable seating folded away, the space has a capacity for up to 40 dancers*; and with its seating in place, it can host an audience of up to 123 people*.  When configured as a performance space it has full blackout facilities and a high-spec theatre sound and lighting rig. 

Located on the top floor of The Dance Space, it is wheelchair accessible from street level by lift and has access to wheelchair accessible toilet and changing facilities.


Danny Fitzpatrick

It will include the following features:

  • Capacity for up to 40 dancers or 123 seated audience members*
  • Junkers sprung dance floor with a harlequin overlay
  • Mid-scale lighting rig
  • AV Sound system
  • Natural light
  • Floor to ceiling blinds
  • 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: 10.8m x 14m x 6.5m high (with seating retracted)  /  10.8m x 7x 6.5m high (with seating). With black surge wings, it makes the space 6.5m wide
  • 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

If you are interested in hiring any of our spaces please get in touch with our Studio Hires team at We would love to hear from you! 

All studio bookings will be subject to availability and subsequent acceptance by the programming team in line with South East Dance’s vision and programming policy. 

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