Located in a warehouse building overlooking Hertford Union canal, Chisenhale Dance Space is a vibrant and friendly place to rehearse, network, and perform. Studios are available at very low prices; perfect for rehearsals, workshops, auditions and photo/film shoots. Chisenhale has 2 light and spacious studios with large windows and high ceilings. Facilities include built-in sound systems with iPod connection and CD drives, sprung floors, and central heating. If you need somewhere to relax or meet, the public lounge has tea, coffee, a little tuck shop and free wifi – what more could you need?



Performance Studio




10m x 12.5 (3.3m high)
Capacity of 20 people dancing
Large, bright space with sprung dance floor
Black Harlequin dance floor in winter
Maple wood in summer
High quality sound system with 3.5mm jack
Available 9am-6pm, 7 days a week

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Performance hire:
Raked seating for audience of 75 and
Lighting and sound desk

£19.50/Hour (Rehearsal, Research)
£28.50/Hour (Classes, Workshops, Auditions)
£60/Hour (Corporate Rates: Filming, Photography, Castings)


Research Studio




8m x 6.2m (3.3m high)
Capacity of 8-10 people dancing
Bright and airy space with sprung dance floor
Black Harlequin dance floor
High quality sound system with 3.5mm jack
Available 9:15am-6:15pm, 7 days a week

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£12/Hour (Rehearsal, Research)
£18.50/Hour (Classes, Workshops, Auditions)
£30/Hour (Corporate Rates: Training, Castings, Shoots)


Please note the studios are step-only access and are situated on the second floor. The studios have no mirrors.
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.
*Block Bookings are bookings of 24 hours or more within one week, and receive a 10% discount. Email spacehire@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk to book.

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 including brick wall
  • Use of technical sound equipment
  • Use of professional lighting

An additional Technician charge of £80 minimum will be added to your booking. Technical equipment can only be operated by CDS Technician Mike Picknett.

Additional Facilities

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, CDS's Lounge area and kitchen are not available for use. Free Wifi access.

Booking Terms and Cancellations

Please see our terms and cancellation policy here.

Social Media Video Policy

Want to share a video of your rehearsal or workshop online? Social media videos recorded during a rehearsal or workshop rate booking must:

  • be 60 seconds or less
  • be non-professional quality (no professional equipment, static shot only, medium-low res quality)
  • tag @ChisenhaleDance on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  • Youtube, Vimeo or similar platforms not allowed

Talk to us about booking your filming here if you want to film a professional quality video. Email spacehire@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk to book.