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.  

Page last updated Fri 27 Aug 2021 

Is The Place open?   

The Place is now open for public activity. Our Theatre performance programme and our Classes and Courses programme will begin in September with in-person events - information here-. Our cafe and theatre bar are currently closed but we have re-opened our box office. The box office will be open for in-person or telephone bookings from Tuesday to Friday between midday and 5pm.  

We are maintaining some of our covid measures into autumn such as encouraging the wearing of face coverings in communal areas, visitor check-in on entry and some reduced capacities across our spaces.We are monitoring CO2 and ventilation levels in our performance space, studios and communal areas. In line with government and public health requirements we have:   

  • Completed a health and safety risk assessment for covid  
  • We will actively turn away people with covid 
  • We will provide adequate ventilation 
  • We will clean more often 
  • We will enable people to check in at The Place 
  • We will communicate and train – keeping all our staff and visitors up to date  

For more detailed information please email 


Can I attend classes?   

Yes, our term time in-person classes and courses from September and information can be found here. Details of how we are working to operate our class programmes safely will follow. 

You can also access some classes virtually with streamed live classes as part of our regular programme or pre-recorded 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! We are excited to return to our theatre with a regular season beginning with our Korean Festival. Details are available here

Please note that we are continuing with some of our covid-secure measures such as encouraging the wearing of a face covering during your visit, a venue check-in option and an allocation of socially-distanced seating for those who require it (please contact the box office directly to book this seating).  

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.

More details about our latest safe operatig procedures in the theatre can be found here    

Can I hire the building/studios?   

We continue to take hires throughout the week but, to remain covid-secure, our 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?  

We are planning to open our theatre bar for performances from September but our cafe remains closed at present. We are trying to limit the number of visitors in the building without a booking, but if you would like to hire a meeting space please contact our Visitor Services team on


What is happening in the building in general?   

Our London Contemporary Dance School students return in September.  Our studios are busy with artists who are part of our summer residency programme however, and spaces remain open for hire for rehearsals, research and filming.  of our staff are  now beginning to work  flexibly, balancing days at The Place with days working form home.

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

This page was last updated on Mon 31 Aug 2021