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Sylvia Staehli Theatre

9.5m x 17.5m / 166m2 / COVIDSafe Capacity 16p + teacher

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


9.5m x 17.5m / 166m2 / 100p 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), 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.

Dancehouse COVIDSafe plan — May 2020

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