Performance Studio

The Performance Studio is our most popular space with a capacity of 25 for movement based activities. This space is great for large groups, company rehearsals, community groups, workshops and more.

The Performance Studio at Chisenhale Dance Space

Photographer: Simone Morciano


  • Our largest studio
  • Spacious and bright with sprung floor
  • Maximum capacity of 25
  • W 10m x D 12.5 = 125 sqm H 3.3
  • Black Harlequin flooring in winter
  • Maple wood flooring in summer
  • High quality sound system with 3.5mm jack









Research Studio

The Research Studio is a bright and intimate space, great for individual or collective small group practice, developing ideas, workshops and much more. This studio has a capacity of 12 for movement based activities.


Photographer: Simone Morciano



  • An adaptable intimate space
  • Bright and airy
  • Maximum capacity of 12
  • W 8mx D 6.2 = 49.6 sqm H 3.3
  • Black Harlequin flooring all year round
  • High quality sound system with 3.5mm jack









Please see additional images of both studios here.  



Please note:

  • We regret that we are accessible by stairs only, on the second floor of our building. Please get in touch if you have any specific access requirements. Read more about accessibility at CDS here.
  • Our studios do not have mirrors or barres
  • We do not allow any hard-soled or heeled shoes in either of our studios. This includes tap, flamenco and ballroom footwear.
  • We do not allow aerial equipment, poles or any prop that needs affixing to the floor or ceiling.
  • Studios are accessed via a key code system. An individual code will be sent to you prior to your booking.


Technical Equipment

If you require use of CDS’ technical equipment or support, we require you to book space at least two weeks in advance. This includes:

  • Blackout of Performance Studio
  • Use of technical sound equipment
  • Use of professional lighting equipment

The use of technical equipment or support is available at an additional charge of £80 minimum. Technical equipment can only be operated by CDS Technicians. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.


Additional Facilities

Your hire also includes use of the communal kitchen and lounge areas. If you have any questions or would like to book a building tour, please get in contact with us via email:


Booking and Cancellation Policies

Please review CDS’ terms and conditions here before booking. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us either via email or by phone on 02089816617