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Memoirs of a Cast of Thousands | Directed by Rosemary Lee with Sally Sykes | photograph Catherine Heatherington

Chisenhale Dance Space is East London’s champion of experimentation in dance and performance. We’re an artist Member-led organisation, based in Bow for more than 35 years. Our programme is made by, with, and in response to our Members, and consists of:

  • subsidised-cost rehearsal space for making
  • classes for children and adults
  • artist development programmes
  • a boundary-pushing performance programme in our venue and beyond
  • participation and education projects in Tower Hamlets

Read our evolving Membership Statement, which articulates the values of our artist-members, here.

We are currently in a period of reflection and learning, and several of our programmes are in hiatus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are using this time to re-vision the way we work as an organisation. Read more here.


“Chisenhale showcases edgy work”
The Guardian

“A home for artists experimenting with ideas outside the mainstream.”
Time Out