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 Wed 9 Jun 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 are slowly re-introducing activity in the building following the government’s roadmap with safety as our utmost priority. This page will be kept up to date with the latest developments. Or sign up to our newsletter to be contacted when new information is available.  


Can I attend classes?   

Yes, we are currently offering a blended model of online and in-person classes (which have strict health & safety measures in place) for children, young people and for adults. Click here to see available classes. 

We also have pre-recorded classes available to introduce you to the fundamental principles of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and Dancing all over The Place, a creative dance series for children aged 6-10 years. Click here to find out more. 

Can I see performances?   

Yes you can but it won’t be our ‘regular’ programme. While we cannot fully reopen the theatre, we are presenting mainly online and outdoor 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/studios?   

We have begun to take hires throughout the week but, to remain covid-secure, our opening hours and capacities have changed, and we have introduced additional health and safety measures. We are asking hirers to provide us with a risk assessment or method statement detailing how they are keeping their studio users safe.

 If you wish to discuss booking, please contact our Visitor Services team on to discuss your plans.  


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

No, the bar & café remain closed.  


What is happening in the building in general?   

Though we are mostly closed, the building is relatively busy. London Contemporary Dance School students have access to in-building technique classes under strict social distancing rules. We are running in-person Classes & Courses for adults, young people and children following strict health and safety guidelines. Artists and professional 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.   



Covid-19 Reopening Measures For Live Events

We can’t wait to welcome audiences back to The Place!