The Robin Howard Dance Theatre

The Place. Photo: Benedicte Johnson

Dance Venues 17 Duke's Road
Tel: 020 7121 1100

The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre is Britain’s busiest dance venue, presenting independent companies all year.

Type of performances
Contemporary Dance

The theatre is designed especially for dance performance, named after the founder of The Place. Nearly 300 seats are raked to a stage 15 metres wide and 12 metres deep, wall to wall.

Programmes and Seasons
The theatre’s programme includes several annual and biennial seasons of themed work, including:
Resolution! (each January/February)
Spring Loaded (each April/May)
The Place Prize (alternate Septembers)
Touch Wood (alternate Septembers)
Dance Umbrella (each October)
Fresh (each December)

Additionally, The Place present special seasons of curated work plus touring works from UK and international companies. The theatre also hosts regular performances from The Place’s resident dance company – Richard Alston Dance Company – and performance works created by the students of The Place’s London Contemporary Dance School.

Seating capacity

Built in 1889 as the drill hall for the Artists’ Rifles, the building became The Place in 1969, home to London Contemporary Dance School and a dedicated dance theatre. A £7 million redevelopment of the building, refurbishing the theatre and building 11 new dance studios, was completed in October 2001.

Hiring Information
Contact The Place on 020 7121 1101

Booking details
Tickets and information: 020 7121 1100

Level access to foyer and lift to all levels. Auditorium space for wheelchair users. Induction loop for enhanced hearing throughout. Guide dogs and hearing dogs welcome. Free entry for carers accompanying disabled people.

The Place
17 Duke’s Road
London WC1H 9PY
Performance Diary

Tube/rail: Euston or Kings Cross/St Pancras

Bus routes include: 10, 18, 30, 46, 68, 73, 91, 168, 188, 214 and 253

Local Parking information: On street parking for disabled badge holders.

What’s On