About

Theatre and Artist Development

Our theatre is Britain's busiest dance venue, presenting  around 150 performances by independent companies throughout the year. The space is designed especially for dance performance and named the Robin Howard Dance Theatre after the founder of The Place. Nearly 300 seats are raked to a stage 15 metres wide and 12 metres deep, wall to wall.

The overall programme is devised by the artistic director, Eddie Nixon. Collectively, it forms a diverse representation of work from London, the UK, Europe, and sometimes further afield. Companies appear by invitation, and proposals should be sent to the director. A few works are offered small commissions. The only seasons open to application are Resolution and The Place Prize. The theatre also hosts regular performances from Richard Alston Dance Company and performance works created by the students of London Contemporary Dance School.

Alongside our theatre programme are an array of professional development projects and programmes for independent dance artists, and most of the artists whose work appears on the Robin Howard Dance Theatre stage have come into contact with our artist development work in one way or another.

Projects range from supporting professional dancers in their everyday practice with daily professional class to a bespoke associate artist programme to open application research and development projects and workshops. A wide range of artists working in different genres are supported, from recent graduates to artists who have been working for over thirty years.

Artistic Director: Eddie Nixon
PA to Artistic Director: Martha Wilkinson
Director of Operations & Strategic Projects: Helen Keall 
Senior Producer: Christina Elliot (Maternity Leave) / Sarah Murray (Maternity Cover)

Programme Manager: Jessica Greer

Youth and Family Producer: Lia Prentaki

Programme Assistant: Michael Kitchen

Projects Producer: Luisa Hinchliff 

Assistant Producer: Reece McMahon

Artist Development Manager: Amy Bell
Assistant Producer: Nina von der Werth

Visitor Services Manager: Eleanor Farrow 
Ticketing and Spektrix Coordinator: Anouska Anderson

Assistant Front of House Manager: Charlie Dixon

Space Bookings Administrator : Luce Moelans

Technical Manager: Marco Cifre Quatresols
Senior Technician: Martin Kucera
Deputy Technical Manager: Sam Wood (Maternity Leave) / Adam Eastwood (Maternity Cover)
Technician: Garry James

Technical Trainee: Giuliana Davolio

Theatre Filming Imogen Harvey

Theatre box office telephone: 020 7121 1100

Theatre admin telephone: 020 7121 1101

theatre@theplace.org.uk

Artist Development telephone: 020 7121 1040

artistdevelopment@theplace.org.uk