Performance studio

Key Info

  • Our largest studio
  • Dimensions: W 10m x D 12.5m = 125 sqm / H 3.3m
  • Located on second floor, accessed by a staircase only (not wheelchair accessible)

Capacity

  • 25 for movement based activities
  • Flexible capacity for other types of activity

Description

  • Large, bright space with sprung dance floor
  • Black Harlequin flooring in Winter (Nov – Apr) 
  • Maple wood flooring in summer (Apr – Oct)

Facilities

  • High quality sound system with 3.5mm jack
  • Hi-speed WIFI internet access throughout the building
  • Shared lounge & kitchen area
  • Hard-soled or heeled shoes not allowed (includes tap, flamenco and ballroom footwear)
  • Aerial equipment, poles or any prop that needs affixing to the floor or ceiling are not allowed

Equipment and services available on request

  • Theatre seating for up to 65 people 
  • Professional lighting rig, blackout, tech box and equipment hire
  • Tables and chairs
  • Projector and screen
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Please note: Neither of our studios are equipped with barres, mirrors or pianos

Rates

Community Rate

£25 per hour

Standard Rate

£33 per hour

Bespoke Rate

£60 per hour

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Our Rates Explained

As an artist-led organisation, we support independent artists and those based in our local community to access affordable studio space to make their projects happen, keeping costs as low as possible for them. Our rates are as follows:

Community Rate: our lowest rate; for artists without funding and not-for-profit projects
Please contact us through spacehire@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk if you are eligible to book at this rate.

Standard Rate: our most common rate; for artists with funding, larger companies / organisations. or activity with the potential to generate profit

Bespoke Rate: for commercial / corporate hires, casting, filming and shoots

CDS members receive a 15% discount on their applicable rate.

As a registered charity, the hire of our spaces is a crucial source of income which directly feeds into our work supporting independent artists. We ask that you choose the most appropriate rate when you book online or self identify what rate you require when booking via email.

Please note, it is at CDS’s discretion to charge for the space at the correct rate and we ask that you pay for what you can afford.

Large / Recurring / Bespoke Hire

The majority of of hires can be booked via our online form (see below) or by emailing us.

However, for any large, recurring or bespoke hires we ask that you discuss your booking with us first and book via email.

We define as:

  • Large hire – a hire of over 48 hours in a short period of time
  • Recurring – a regular hire that takes place over a long period of time/term e.g weekly classes or workshops

Please email spacehire@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk to begin a conversation.

Performance / Event Hire

CDS can be hired out to host your performance or event. We work with you to give you the best quote for your needs, offering a package compromising of:

  • 65 seats (Performance Studio)
  • Support of CDS Technical Manager
  • Usage of Lighting (operated by CDS tech)
  • House Manager & Venue Assistant, with optional bar
  • Sound through the theatre PA system

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

Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

Booking Terms

All Bookings 

  • You may only access the studio you have booked during your agreed booking times. This includes all set-up and pack-away time. If the hire exceeds the booked times, you will be charged the pro-rata hourly rate to the nearest 15 minutes.
  • We operate with minimum booking times of:
    • 2 hours: Monday to Friday,  09:00-18:00 for the immediate fortnight ahead only
    • 4 hours: Monday to Friday,  09:00-18:00
    • 2 hours: Monday to Friday 18:00-21:00 and on Weekends
  • We hire our space out in 1 hour increments, if your request falls outside of these times please email us.
  • If you require storage or any technical support this must be agreed via email at least two weeks in advance of your booking date and may incur additional costs.
  • Please ensure that you leave the space clean and tidy, closing all windows and turning off all electrical appliances. If additional cleaning is required, or if there is any damage to the studios this may incur additional cost.
  • You may only access the studio you have booked during your agreed booking times. This includes all set-up and pack-away time. If the hire exceeds the booked times, the hirer will be charged the pro-rata hourly rate to the nearest 15 minutes.
  • A building access code for timed entry to the building will be sent to you at least two working days prior to your booking time. This code is specific to your booking and is active from 15 minutes before your hire time until 15 minutes after your hire time. If you have booked multiple dates you will receive a different code for each date. Please circulate this code to all those attending the studios with you

Standard bookings online / via email

  • We define a regular booking as any booking that is under 48 hours in length.
  • Immediate payment is required to secure all regular studio bookings at Chisenhale Dance Space. We reserve the right to cancel any booking where payment is not made in advance of hire.
  • If booking online,  hirers will be asked to pay by card at the point of booking and a digital receipt will be sent.
  • If booking via email, an invoice is raised as soon as a booking is agreed in writing via email, with a due date set of 3 days post confirmation. A digital receipt is sent upon payment. 
  • We are unable to hold or pencil bookings. 

Large or recurring hires

  • We define as:
    • Large hire – a hire of over 48 hours in a short period of time
    • Recurring – a regular hire that takes place over a long period of time/term e.g weekly classes or workshops
  • For large or recurring hires, we ask for a 20% deposit holding fee with full payment due 6 weeks prior. Deposits are non refundable. It is up CDS Staff discretion whether a payment plan can be offered. All large or recurring hires, will receive and sign a hirers agreement, which can be found here
  • We are unable to hold or pencil bookings. 

Cancellation Policy

Once an invoice has been raised the following booking cancellation policy will apply: 

Regular bookings online / via email

  • If a booking is cancelled more than two weeks in advance, you may request a 80% refund or credit for a future booking.
  • If a booking is cancelled less than two weeks in advance, there are no refunds or amendments to your booking available.

Large or recurring hires 

  • If a booking is cancelled more than 4 weeks from the first date of the hire period, you may request a 80% refund or credit for a future booking
  • If a booking is cancelled between 4 – 2 weeks from the first date of the hire period, you may request a 50% refund or credit for a future booking
  • If a booking is cancelled less than 2 weeks from the first date of the hire period, there are no refunds or amendments to your booking available.

We understand that last minute changes may need to happen, and we will do our utmost to consider any extenuating circumstances. However, because of the small scale of our operations, we cannot guarantee this on every occasion. If this applies to your booking, please email spacehire@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk to discuss further.

CDS is not able to offer any refunds outside of these terms unless the building is forced to close. CDS will endeavour not to cancel bookings once they are confirmed and paid for by the hirer. However, in the event the space hired becomes unusable as a result of any mechanical breakdown, fire, flooding, explosion, strike or act, Chisenhale Dance Space retains the right to cancel confirmed bookings.

CDS Accountable Space Principles

Social Media Policy

Want to share a video of your rehearsal, class or workshop online? We’d love for you to tag us @ChisenhaleDance on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

If you want to record a professional quality video, please email spacehire@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk to book a film shoot.

Performance Studio Availability

Please see below for our current availability:

Booking Space at CDS

Spaces are available to hire up to 6 weeks in advance online for the following times:
10am – 9pm Monday – Friday
9am – 7pm on Saturdays
9am – 6pm on Sundays.

You can book space at CDS in the following ways:

Online booking form  – suggested for simple, one off bookings (use form below)
– Choose which studio you would like to hire. 
– Check availability for your desired date/s above.
– Complete the booking form below and pay
– Thats it – you’ll receive a receipt and confirmation of your booking. We’ll be in touch.
Email – suggested for dates over 6 weeks away, larger, more complicated hires or requests that need more discussion. Email us at spacehire@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk

I know the company have so loved to be in your gorgeous space, thank you so much for everything! 

Space Hirer, 2022

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