“Dancehouse is a home of independent movers, it’s got their back, it’s under their feet and carries them forward. It is radar, signal, transmitter and receiver. It is a homeland for Independent, the bold, the brave, the rare, the fragile.” — Hellen Sky, Dancehouse Co-Founder
Your Visit in COVID
Dancehouse is currently open with a COVIDSafe plan in place.
Help keep each other safe when visiting Dancehouse. Here’s what to expect when visiting:
- Anyone entering Dancehouse must adhere to our COVIDSafe plan.
- All visitors must sign-in with the Service Victorian QR code and show a COVID Marshal. It is a current condition of entry to Dancehouse that all eligible people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a medical exemption. See Dancehouse’s Joint Statement with other Victorian theatres and Arts Venues
- If you’re feeling unwell please get tested and stay at home. Let us know ASAP and we will refund your ticket
- Dancehouse recommends all visitors wear a face mask unless an exception applies.
- For events or shows, arrive no more than 20 minutes prior to the start time. Doors at Dancehouse open early to admit ticket holders so that events start promptly.
- Dancehouse cleans and sanitises twice a day and between each public show or event.
- Dancehouse accepts cashless payments only.
Always check our website for any policy updates or changes ahead of your visit or feel free to call (03 9347 2860) or email us if you have any questions or concerns.
If you’re looking to book a space, head to our spaces page.
Dancehouse seek to make our venue accessible for as many people as possible. To support this, we have:
- A wheelchair accessible foyer and main theatre with a ramped from entrance on Princes St.
- A lowered entry keypad at the Princes Street entrance
- An accessible all gendered bathroom with RH toilet, handrail, lever-handled tap, adjustable showerhead and shower bench. Entrance via the foyer.
- We offer access to additional tickets to performances for Companion Card holders. You can book an additional ticket free of charge by choosing the Companion Card option via Trybooking.
Please note: All events in the Sylvia Staehli Theatre are wheelchair accessible but the Upstairs Studio and Skylab Studio are only accessible via staircase.
If you have any questions or requests please don’t hesitate to contact Dancehouse on 03 9347 2860 or email email@example.com
Information on transport to Dancehouse is available via the ‘Getting Here’ section of our contact page.
What we do
Established in 1992 by local artists, Dancehouse represents a diversity of visions, practices and generations and is committed to the development of dance artists, dance audiences and the artform.
As Australia’s only venue dedicated solely to the year-round presentation of contemporary dance, Dancehouse plays an integral and irreplaceable role in the growth, sustainability and exposure of a vibrant Australian independent dance sector.
At the heart of Dancehouse is a heritage Victorian building in North Carlton on unceded Wurundjeri Country. The building has two studios and a theatre space that are leased generously by the City of Yarra for nominal rent.
Dancehouse offers accessible and affordable spaces to an array of movement practitioners, teachers, audiences and communities. As a producing and presenting house, Dancehouse hosts large-scale events and festivals that support both local artists and international guests and offer programs that are incubators, catalysts and connectors; spanning presentations, commissions, training, residencies, research, capacity building, public programs, digital content and publications.
Andy De On
Dancehouse Diary Editor
Marketing & Comms Manager
Community Producer (Dancehousing)
Venue Supervisor & Technician
CEO & Artistic Director
Dancehouse Diary Editor & Creative Consultant
Venue & Production Manager
Front of House Manager
Front of House Manager
Dancehouse is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Yarra.
Work with us
Dancing Qweens (2019), James Welsby. Photo by Matto Lucas.
If It’s All In My Veins (2017), Martin Hansen. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.