COVID-19 update: Space Hire OPEN & future timelines

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Update: Wednesday 14th April 2021

COVID-19 update: Space Hire OPEN & future timelines

We are delighted to announce that CDS reopened as of Monday 1st March 2021 and are accepting bookings for hires for both professional and non-professional rehearsals from Monday 12th April 2021.  Despite increased operational costs, to support the sector, we are freezing our prices.

Chisenhale Dance Space would like to thank our artistic and local community including wider adovocates for their continuous support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been an incredibly difficult journey for all and it is only with our staff, Trustees and Members relentless commitment we are now able to begin returning to full operations as government restrictions lift. 

At CDS, it is paramount that we ensure the health and safety of our staff, Members, hirers and visitors. Therefore, we will be implementing a phased reopening between April – June 2021 with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Please find key dates and further details below: 

Stage 1

Dates: Monday 1st March – Sunday 11th April 2021

CDS will reopen for professional rehearsals and training only. The following reduced studio capacities will be in place to comply with COVID-19 protocols and social distancing guidelines.
  • Research Studio: 4 – 6 people maximum
  • Performance Studio: 10 – 12 people maximum

Stage 2

Dates: Monday 12th April – Sunday 16th May 2021

CDS will resume hires for non-professional and professional rehearsals. Public workshops are still prohibited to take place in the studios. CDS Children’s Dance Classes will return to the studios as of Saturday 17th April with reduced capacities and bubble systems in place. The reduced studio capacities will remain in place to comply with COVID-19 protocols and social distancing guidelines.

  • Research Studio: 4 – 6 people maximum
  • Performance Studio: 10 – 12 people maximum

Stage 3

Dates: Monday 17th May – Sunday 20th June 2021

CDS will resume hires for public workshops with reduced studio capacities. CDS will continue hiring the studios for non-professional and professional rehearsals. The reduced studio capacities will remain in place to comply with COVID-19 protocols and social distancing guidelines. 

  • Research Studio: 4 – 6 people maximum
  • Performance Studio: 10 – 12 people maximum

Stage 4

Dates: Saturday 21st June 2021 onwards

CDS will resume full operations and return to normal capacities, subject to Government review of social distancing and other long-term measures due by 14 June 2021.

Further updates will be posted on our website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels.

Please contact CDS’s Operations and Education Manager Jessica Richards at jessica@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk if you have any questions.

All our best wishes,

The CDS Team