The Place

The Place
17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY
  • Telephone 020 7121 1100
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  • Website www.theplace.org.uk
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The Place

A centre for contemporary dance uniting dance training, creation and performance in one space. The venue hosts dance classes for adults and children, vocational training as part of London Contemporary Dance School and is home to touring company Richard Alston Dance Company. The in-house theatre, the Robin Howard Dance Theatre, presents over 200 performances a year, including a new year platform season Resolution!, and Spring Loaded, a season of works by independent UK artists supported by The Place.

The nearest tube stations to The Place are Euston and King's Cross St Pancras, where there are also car parks. There are metered parking spaces in the roads around The Place and reserved spaces for Blue Badge holders outside each entrance.

Events at this venue

There are 23 events at this location

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The Agitprop Allstars: The United Kingdom Of Earth: A Brexit Opera

A comedy set in a post-apocalyptic near-future, in which post-Brexit Britain is the only surviving island. Commissioned by Worm, Rotterdam.

Wed 26 Jul

£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

  • 19:00 – 19:55

Anyday

A surreal and poetic show with a lovely character Max whose home is his trampoline. With his 'bird' he is about to embark on an epic journey to find their freedom.

Sat 22 Jul

£8 / 020 7121 1100

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Bboying for the family workshop (4+) | SIN cru

You will be introduced to the dance form, also known as Breakin', with musicality, ways to get to the floor, and what you can do when you've hit the ground.

Sat 22 Jul

£3 / 020 7121 1100

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Digital Traces Workshop | Flexer & Sandiland (5yrs+)

Movement & interactive projection workshop/installation for children and adults. Using your body as a brush, make shapes, knots, lifts and squiggles appear and disappear on screen.

Sat 22 Jul

£3 / 020 7121 1100

  • 12:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:00

EDge: London

Three freshly created works by Tony Adigun, Patricia Okenwa, Karen and Allen Kaeja appear alongside Strange Blooms, a restaging of the Shobana Jeyasingh creation that explores the anatomy of plant cells under a microscope.

Tue 27 Jun

£10 (£7) / 020 7121 1100

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Jun

£10 (£7) / 020 7121 1100

  • 13:00
  • 19:30

Thu 29 Jun

£10 (£7) / 020 7121 1100

  • 13:00
  • 19:30

Family Dance Day

Workshops for all tastes including street dance, parkour, Indian rhythms, creating mythical creatures, dancing with projections and more.

Sat 22 Jul

£3–£8 / 020 7121 1100

London Contemporary Dance School: Graduation Performances 2017

The highlight of London Contemporary Dance School's performance calendar sees students perform works by a line-up of four national and international choreographers. Watch premieres by Liz Aggiss, Hannes Langolf, Victor Quijada and a creation by Lauren Potter inspired by Rosemary Butcher's work Still Slow Divided.

Fri 7 Jul

£10 phone for availability (£7 phone for availability) / 020 7121 1100

  • 19:30

Sat 8 Jul

£10 phone for availability (£7 phone for availability) / 020 7121 1100

  • 19:30

Mon 10 Jul

£10 phone for availability (£7 phone for availability) / 020 7121 1100

  • 19:30
…and 4 more dates until 14 Jul

Making Mythical Creatures (3yrs+) | Eleanor Sikorski and James Morgan

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be covered in fur, have three legs and be able to fly? In this workshop you will craft and transform yourself into a unique mythical creature.

Sat 22 Jul

£3 / 020 7121 1100

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Meeting Place workshop (5yrs+) | H2Dance

Wearing silent disco headphones everyone in workshop will follow instructions from Hana and Heidi to create a spontaneous choreography based on looking, creating shapes and movement in the space.

Sat 22 Jul

£3 / 020 7121 1100

  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 14:00

Op. 64: Deeply

A poem of love and death for five cellos, a soprano and an actress, exploring gender identity, outing, passion, anguish, madness and the desire to live and to be ourselves.

Thu 27 Jul

£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

  • 19:55 – 20:55

Opera North Youth Company: Dr Ferret's Bad Medicine Roadshow

A selection of mischievous children's tales told by the doctor and his Sweetheart Singers, inspired by Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales.

Tue 25 Jul

£5–£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

Parkour Dance workshop (4yrs+) | Parkour Dance Company

Run, jump, climb and play using the body as an obstacle! Return to instincts and unleash your animal flow in this fun parkour dance workshop! Join our tribe now!

Sat 22 Jul

£3 / 020 7121 1100

  • 12:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:00

Pterodactyls Of Ptexas

Stephen Crowe directs a modern, electronic production set in the Wild West, following an ambitious young woman as she navigates the chauvinistic world of pre-history, belting out neolithic arias in the process. Starring Fleur de Bray, Oliver Brignall, Laura Bowler, Alistair Ollerenshaw, Nick Morton, Joseph Houston, Jonny…

Wed 26 Jul

£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

  • 19:15 – 20:35

Sensory Dance Workshop (2yrs+) |Vicky Evans

Join dancing-mummy Vicky for a fun-filled extravaganza, a sensory exploding experience with bubbles, floating and dancing.

Sat 22 Jul

£3 / 020 7121 1100

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00

Spectra Ensemble: Liturgie

The world premiere of the whimsical ballet-opera first conceived by Diaghilev and left unfinished for over a century. With choreography by Camille Jetzer and music by Daniel Lee Chappell.

Tue 25 Jul

£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

  • 20:05 – 20:55

Tete A Tete: The Opera Festival. Deeply

A poem of love and death for five cellos, a soprano and an actress. This work explores gender identity, outing, passion, anguish, madness, and the desire to live and to be ourselves. Because although life can be difficult, confused and obscure, it must be free.

Thu 27 Jul

£5–£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

Tete A Tete: The Opera Festival - Id, Please - Soosan Lolavar

ID, Please is an opera for the age of Brexit and Trump, set at border control and exploring themes of immigration, identity and xenophobia. The work took on new relevance when its British-Iranian composer was almost prevented from attending rehearsals in the US as part of the first ‘Muslim Ban’. *There will be an…

Tue 25 Jul

£5–£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

Tue 25 Jul

£5–£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

Tete A Tete: The Opera Festival. Pterodactyls Of Ptexas - A Wild West'opera Buffa'

A new electronic opera set in the Wild West- stuffed with trigger-happy cowgirls, gyrating dinosaurs, and saloon brawls. An ambitious young woman navigates the chauvinistic world of pre-history, belting out neolithic arias in the process.

Wed 26 Jul

£5–£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

Wed 26 Jul

£5–£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

Tete A Tete: The Opera Festival - The Moot Virginity Of Catherine Of Aragon - The Belfast Ensemble

‘All this? All Europe, all undone?… and for what? A son?’ As Europe prepares to split, this edgy new Northern Irish company looks back to another event that tore the country in two - the divorce of England’s Spanish queen. Part recitation, part song-cycle, this music-theatre first charts the memories of a misremembered…

Thu 27 Jul

£5–£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

Tete A Tete: The Opera Festival. Woman Who Refused To Dance

The Woman Who Refused to Dance is a compelling operatic narrative in one act for soprano, speaker, dancers, instrumental ensemble and video. The inspirational story about an Unknown Woman who refused to dance on Captain Kimber’s slave boat in 1792, feeds into our current human trafficking crisis and is one of a woman’s…

Thu 27 Jul

£5–£7.50 / 020 7121 1100

We Are The Monsters (4yrs+)

A comical show full of giggles with friendly monsters and cardboard boxes.

Sat 22 Jul

£8 / 020 7121 1100

  • 11:00
  • 13:30

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