The Place

Located in the heart of London, The Place is a creative powerhouse for dance development that is leading the way in dance training, creation and performance.One of Europe’s most exciting, innovative dance spaces, where artists from all over the world come to push creative boundaries, to experiment and to perform outstanding new work for audiences who expect to be surprised, inspired and delighted. The Place is home to London Contemporary Dance School, Richard Alston Dance Company, a 288 seat theatre, an extensive range of classes, courses and participatory opportunities for adults and young people, and professional development programmes for artists.

Our theatre presents over 200 performances a year, including festivals and special events such as Resolution, the UK's biggest festival for emerging artists and Family Dance Day. The theatre has a strong reputation for its international programming alongside supporting UK based dance artists and is a part of the European Dancehouse Network.

Find us at...

  • The Place
  • 17 Dukes Road
  • London
  • WC1H 9PY

Our family-friendly offer

We commission, produce and programme exciting and innovative dance shows, workshops and classes for children, young people and families. We don't charge booking fees, so the ticket price you see is the price you pay. We offer bursaries to young people to help them fulfil their dancing potential by helping with the costs of the Saturday Dance classes.

Our cafe offers a range of healthy tasty food and snacks and there are high chairs available. There are lifts, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. We are close to many bus routes and to the stations at Euston, Kings Cross and Russell Square. 


In standard set up, the theatre has a range of seating options including four wheelchair spaces which are all are accessible via the lift. We also have step free access both upstairs and at stage level. The theatre has a Sennheiser induction loop system with pre bookable head sets. If you have any other accessible seating requests please speak to a member of box office staff who will be able to advise you. You can also receive a large print brochure and request a large print programme. Your assistant dog is welcome to join you in the auditorium; we will always let you know if we expect sounds or special effects that may cause your dog discomfort. If there are effects that may upset you dog or if they are not so keen on watching dance they may be left with us in a quiet office.


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