Dancehouse stands on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.


2024 Bookings


Dancehouse is currently accepting bookings for 2024 up to the end of December.

Dancehouse is a centre for the year-round presentation of dance. Outside of Dancehouse’s own program of activities, Dancehouse hires three spaces: Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Upstairs Studio and Skylab.

Dancehouse Membership is for the dance and performance sector: dance artists, teachers, practitioners, curators, community, and arts workers. Dancehouse members have priority access to Dancehouse spaces at discounted rates.

Other hirers are also welcome to hire Dancehouse at standard rates.

There are three types of hire at Dancehouse:

— STUDIO HIRE / rehearsals, creative development
— TEACHER HIRE / to run classes or workshops for members of the public
— EVENT HIRE / public or private events with attendees

Notes on hiring Dancehouse:

+ Bookings are available from 7am–11pm
+ Monday evenings are not available for hire
+ Minimum standard booking is 2 hours

Rates to Hire Dancehouse Spaces

  • STANDARD RATE: Private rehearsals $29 p/h | Public Classes/Workshops $34 p/h
  • MEMBERS RATE: Rehearsals $17 p/h | Public Classes/Workshops $22 p/h
  • RATES: Events by quotation

How to Hire Dancehouse Spaces

1. Check availability of Dancehouse spaces using the yellow button below.
Check Availability

2. Open a Skedda account to confirm and pay for your bookings — create one using the white button below. Note: You’re not booking space directly in Skedda yet (we’ll do that our end).
Create a Skedda Account

3. Submit a booking enquiry. The booking enquiry form asks different questions if you are booking for STUDIO, TEACHER or EVENT hire. Dancehouse reviews booking requests in order of receipt and will confirm with you directly within 3 business days.
Submit Booking Enquiry



(UP)HOLDING (2023) by Tra Mi Dinh. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti
(UP)HOLDING (2023) by Tra Mi Dinh. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti


Skylab from $17—34/hr

11m x 6m / 66m2

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Upstairs Studio from $17—34/hr

9.5m x 14m / 133m2

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Sylvia Staehli Theatre from $17—34/hr

9.5m x 17.5m / 166m2

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Flesh Vessel (2024), Jayden Lewis Wall and Melissa Pham. Photo by Lukas White.
Flesh Vessel (2024), Jayden Lewis Wall and Melissa Pham. Photo by Lukas White.

Located in North Carlton, Dancehouse is a performance venue dedicated to contemporary dance with a comfortable foyer, bar and amenities, two flexible studio spaces, upstairs and a theatre with backstage, and garden on the ground floor.*

While Dancehouse spaces are primarily set-up for dance performances, rehearsals and workshops, they are versatile and available for a wide range of applications. Dancehouse has played host to lectures, screenings, photoshoots, community festivals and corporate planning days.

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