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  • The Place Coronavirus Update

    17 Mar 2020


    Following the Government’s latest advice, we regret to inform you that The Place building is closed until further notice. 

    In these incredibly testing times, we wish to recognise first and foremost that this global pandemic is impacting everyone in different ways. Our thoughts are with those who are most impacted and of course with staff working in the National Health Service.    


  • Warmest farewell to Richard Alston Dance Company

    9 Mar 2020

    Over the weekend, Richard Alston Dance Company took the stage at Sadler’s Wells for the Final Edition performances. The weekend drew hundreds of friends, loyal supporters and past RADC dancers together to witness a heartfelt and extraordinary set of performances.  


  • The Place commissions Natalie Keymist to create a visual artwork to mark 50th anniversary

    14 Feb 2020

    London’s dance hub The Place is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year at the forefront of contemporary dance. With support from the October Gallery Education, The Place has commissioned photographic artist Natalie Keymist to create a piece of visual art expressing the various forms of engagement with dance that embody The Place.


  • Sue MacLennan wins Bonnie Bird Lifetime Contribution to Choreography Award

    14 Feb 2020

    The Place is very pleased to announce that Sue MacLennan, Head of Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School, was awarded the Bonnie Bird Lifetime Contribution to Choreography Award, celebrating and acknowledging her exceptional lifetime contributions to the specific development of choreography in the UK.


  • ‘Changing The Face of British Dance’ a new book by Henrietta and Richard Bannerman marks 50 years of London Contemporary Dance School

    24 Jan 2020

    The School which brought contemporary dance to the UK is the subject of a new book to be published on 2 March 2020 by Dance Books Ltd. It marks the move, 50 years ago, of London Contemporary Dance School into its permanent home at The Place in Euston, and it is the first account of the successes and struggles which lie behind its pioneering role in this country.


  • Choreographer and Director Anthony Van Laast receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Kent.

    25 Nov 2019

    The Place is pleased to announce that Anthony Van Laast, choreographer, director and Patron of The Place, received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Kent on 20 November 2019 in acknowledgment of his world-wide impact on theatre and major artistic contribution to the British creative economy.


  • One Dance UK Awards 2019

    25 Nov 2019

    One Dance UK, the sector support organisation leading the way to a stronger, more vibrant and diverse dance sector, founded the inaugural One Dance UK awards last year to give the dance community a platform and an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and reward its own heroes, the outstanding professionals and practitioners who are working in dance.


  • The Place is 50 - Visual arts commission call out

    4 Nov 2019

    The Place is London’s creative powerhouse for dance development. Our mission is to power imagination through dance by championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating a dance ecosystem unlike any other in the world where artists and dance enthusiasts can realise their full potential. The Place is home to London Contemporary Dance School, Richard Alston Dance Company, an extensive theatre and artist development programme, education projects, a range of classes and courses and a nationwide touring model.


  • Call out for Resolution Reviewers 2020

    18 Oct 2019

    Do you write about dance? Would you like to have your reviews published?



  • Dr Lise Uytterhoeven is new Director of Dance Studies at The Place

    17 Sep 2019

    The Place, the UK’s creative powerhouse for dance development, is proud to announce today the appointment of Dr Lise Uytterhoeven as new Director of Dance Studies to its world-leading conservatoire London Contemporary Dance School.

    A new role of Director of Dance Studies has been created within the Senior Leadership Team, to lead the growth and impact of London Contemporary Dance School’s Higher Education programmes as an unrivalled dance conservatoire.


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