Sharing Package

Research Studio (15 seat) £16/hr
Performance Studio (75 seat) £25/hr

No theatre lights. No technician (ours nor yours)
Sound provided via the studio audio system

No deposit required

Performance Package

75 seats (Performance Studio)
Space Hire 4-9pm* (Extra rehearsal hours at £17/hr)
Technical manager (from 5:30 to 9.30 | Extra hours for £15/hr)
Lighting (operated by technical manager and discussed prior to the day)
Venue Assistant (from 6-9.30)
Sound through the theatre PA system

*shows must be over by 9pm and creative team must be out of building by 9:15. CDS staff closes building by 9:30pm

CDS will promote your performance in the week running up to show via Facebook, Twitter and our CDS Member mail-out

£400 + £100 deposit

Get in begins from the first hour of your booking (5pm), unless you hire additional space prior to the package.
Props and dressing cannot be brought into the space prior to the booking unless specifically discussed with a member of CDS office staff.
Plotting and technical runs cannot take place without the appointed Technical Manager so please factor in any extra technical time you may need to book.

Get out must be completed by 9pm latest. Our building closes to the public at 9:00pm, therefore performances must be completed by 8:45pm and all audience members must be cleared. Performers and collaborators must be cleared of the building by 9:15 latest so that venue staff can re-set and close the building.

Equipment Hire:

We also have a projector, two HD video cameras and two digital snapshot cameras that can be hired to document your performance. Please ask when making a booking to find out more.

Further benefits of performance hire at Chisenhale:

  • You choose your own ticket prices and ticket revenue goes straight to you
  • Straight Hire – no hidden fees
  • Staff on hand for all your needs both on the night, and the run up to your performance

We aim to accommodate all manner of performance events and can fine-tune specifications and prices to fit your event. Please contact or ring 020 8981 6617 to discuss your requirements.

Booking and Cancellation:

Booking inquiries can be made by phone, email or in person.
We do not pencil in or make tentative bookings.
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of payment.

Sharing Package:
Cancellation must be made within office hours and in seven or more days prior the full sharing package booking for a full refund.

Beyond the full refund window, CDS reserves the right to hold all funds paid.

Performance Packages:
Cancellation must be made within office hours and in four weeks, or more, prior to the full performance package (inclusive of rehearsal time) for a full refund. From this point and up to 14 working days prior to the performance package (inclusive of rehearsal time) a cancellation will receive partial refund; CDS retains the deposit.
Cancellation made less than 14 working days prior to the performance package (inclusive of rehearsal time) there will be no refund of payment.