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Sylvia Staehli Theatre

9.5m x 17.5m / 166m2

'Stop-Go' (2018), Branch Nebula. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.


9.5m x 17.5m / 166m2 / 130p Capacity

The Sylvia Staehli Theatre is the main performance space of Dancehouse and is well equipped for a range of performances and events.

Situated on the ground floor, the space can transform to a black box with end-on seating, proscenium arch, open studio and a range of presentation and event configurations. The Sylvia Staehli Theatre is often used for the presentations of performance works, events and talks and allows for a range of technical requirements.

Sylvia Staehli Theatre has: polished timber floor, heating, air conditioning, no mirrors, limited natural light, full black out,  stereo with aux plug in, moveable seating bank (106-130), full rig, black curtains, proscenium stage at North end.

Accessibility: Wheelchair access.

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 talking events, music gigs, parties, photo shoots, community festivals and corporate planning days.


Due to COVID-19, Dancehouse has restricted use of our spaces to ensure the safety of our community, artists and staff.

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