COVID-19 Reopening FAQs

COVID-19 Reopening FAQs

On this page you will find all the latest information regarding The Place’s activity as we start to re-open the building in accordance with the government’s latest guidance and roadmap.  

Page last updated Fri 26 Feb 2021 
 


Is The Place open?   

The Place is largely closed to the public in accordance with the government's latest guidance in order to keep everyone safe and play our part in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.  A limited number of activities are permissible for our students and professional artists and a skeleton staff remains in place to support this. We will start to slowly re-introduce activity in the building following the government’s roadmap with safety as our utmost priority. This page will be kept up to date with latest developments. Or sign up to our newsletter to be contacted when new information is available.  

  

Can I attend classes?   

Yes, in order to comply with current restrictions , you can attend our programme of classes for children, young people and adults online but not in the building just yet.We are hoping to offer a blended model of online and in-building classes for children and young people in stage 2 and then for adults in stage 3. MClick here to access classes 

We are  also offering a series of pre-recorded classes to introduce you to the fundamental principles of Ballet or Contemporary Dance. Click here to find out more. 
  

Can I see performances?   

Yes you can but it won’t be our ‘regular’ programme. Instead of our regular programme, while we cannot fully reopen, we are planning a series of Festival weekends, online and outdoors works. Details are available here. You can sign up to our mailing list to be notified of our innovative offers here or follow us on our social channels to keep in the loop.      

  

Can I hire the building?   

Whilst the building is closed to comply with the latest government guidelines, we will only be able to offer space for hire for professional artists and companies to create, rehearse and film/livestream work behind closed doors. If you wish to discuss bookings later in the year, please contact our Visitor Services team on space@theplace.org.uk to discuss your plans.  

  

Can I book studios?   

Whilst the building is closed to comply with the latest government guidelines, we will only be able to offer studios for hire for professional artists and companies to create, rehearse and film/livestream work behind closed doors. If you wish to discuss bookings later in the year, please contact our Visitor Services Team on Space@theplace.org.uk

  

Is your bar / café open? Can I use the building to have meetings?  

No, unfortunately the bar & café remain closed as does the rest of the building.  

  

What is happening in the building in general?   

Though we are mostly close, the building is relatively busy. London Contemporary Dance School students will have access to some in-building technique classes under strict social distancing  rules from the 8 March.  Artists  and profesional dance companies are also able to book our space for rehearsals, research and filming. We are continuing to review and progress our health and safety plans to make sure we can reopen fully when appropriate.  

 

For any other questions, contact us via our social media channels or email Eleanor Farrow, Visitor Service Manager.   

 

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