About

Theatre and Artist Development

Our theatre is Britain's busiest dance venue, presenting  around 150 performances by independent companies throughout the year. The space is designed especially for dance performance and named the Robin Howard Dance Theatre after the founder of The Place. Nearly 300 seats are raked to a stage 15 metres wide and 12 metres deep, wall to wall.

The overall programme is devised by the theatre director, Eddie Nixon. Collectively, it forms a diverse representation of work from London, the UK, Europe, and sometimes further afield. Companies appear by invitation, and proposals should be sent to the director. A few works are offered small commissions. The only seasons open to application are Resolution! and The Place Prize. The theatre also hosts regular performances from Richard Alston Dance Company and performance works created by the students of London Contemporary Dance School.

Alongside our theatre programme are an array of professional development projects and programmes for independent dance artists, and most of the artists whose work appears on the Robin Howard Dance Theatre stage have come into contact with our artist development work in one way or another.

Projects range from supporting professional dancers in their everyday practice with daily professional class to a bespoke associate artist programme to open application research and development projects and workshops. A wide range of artists working in different genres are supported, from recent graduates to artists who have been working for over thirty years.

Director: Eddie Nixon
PA to Director of Theatre and Artist Development: Hannah Whittaker (maternity cover)
Administrative Director: Paul Burns (interim)
Senior Producer: Christina Elliot
Audience Services Manager: Eleanor Farrow
Assistant Front of House Manager: Joshua Kay
Assistant Box Office Manager: Anouska Anderson
Projects Producer: Sarah Maguire
Programme Manager: Jessica Greer
Youth and Family Producer: Lia Prentaki
Artist Development Manager: Catherine Greenwood
Assistant Producer: Vasanthi Argouin
Technical Manager: Marco Cifre Quatresols
Senior Technician: Martin Kucera
Deputy Technical Manager: Sam Wood
Technician: Garry James
Programme Assistant: Treacle Holasz

 

Theatre box office telephone: 020 7121 1100

Theatre admin telephone: 020 7121 1101

theatre@theplace.org.uk

Artist Development telephone: 020 7121 1040

artistdevelopment@theplace.org.uk