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Submitted by caroline on Wed, 2020-05-13 08:28

The Place Covid-19 update - 13 May

As ever, we are following the Government advice in order to play our part in stopping the spread of the Coronavirus. The health and well-being of our students, staff and visitors remain paramount. Following the Prime Minister’s address on Sunday 10 May and the subsequent related information, we have taken the decision to keep The Place building closed to the public until September at the earliest. This, unfortunately, means no on-site performances or classes. Please do not travel to our building as it will be closed and poses unnecessary risks. If you need to speak to someone about accessing our building, please email info@theplace.org.uk.  

Since 23 March, we have moved all learning and teaching online, providing digital dance performances to watch from home, taken measures to reduce the potential financial devastation of the crisis and looked after our most valuable groups. You can read all about this in our blog.  

Looking forward, we continue to imagine and pilot new ways of working in order that we can create opportunities to engage with dance during these trying times and continue to power imagination. We are working on logistics and taking a risk-based and phased approach to reopening the building while liaising with the Arts Council England, Camden Council, Department for Culture Media and Sport, Greater London Authority, One Dance UK, and our international and national partners organisations to build our plans. 

This crisis poses unprecedented and very real financial challenges to The Place and our communities. Like everyone, we are trying to find a way through this difficult period of income losses and hardship. If you can and would like to help us safeguard our future and ensure we are back to our best after all this, then please donate via our website. Thank you to all our friends who have already donated or sent messages of support, we are incredibly grateful to you. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us.  

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