Research Space

The Research Space will be a studio where artists can take risks, try out new ideas and explore their creative practice. This might include artist residencies, one-off rehearsals or simply, dedicated time in a studio to experiment with movement. 


Located on the ground floor of The Dance Space, the Research Space will be a fully accessible studio with a capacity of approximately 20- 25 people dancing.*

It will have the following features:

  • White walls and ceiling
  • Junkers sprung dance floor with a harlequin overlay
  • Natural light
  • Blackout capacity
  • Mirrored Wall
  • Access to changing room facilities
  • Access to AV Sound system


*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 20 - 25 dancing 
  • Dimensions: 10m x 9.05m x 4.8m high 
  • Floor: Junkers sprung dance floor 
  • Overlay: Harlequin Overlay 
  • Other features: Mirrors and sound system 
woman and a man perform a wheelchair tango
Anna Alvarez performs Wheelchair Tango with Mehmet Arik, Our City Dance 2019. Photo Jen O'Brien

If you are interested in hiring any of our spaces when The Dance Space opens in 2021, please get in touch with our Studio Hires team at or 01273 645262. 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.