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A group of dancers moving in the Roof Studio at Siobhan Davies Studios.

Roof Studio. Image: Kim Chi Lê. Taken at June Yuen Ting's Live Archive: Abolitionist Kinesthetics.

Town Square: Studio

communal studio space

We’re inviting dance artists to come and work alongside each other in our studios. Low-cost and easy to book, Town Square: Studio offers a fortnightly space for movement practice and creative encounter.

As a shared space, we invite all users to be generous and open to the positive collision of different needs and practices. This is as much a space for working alone, as it is for small groups and those looking to collaborate. Please keep talking to a considerate level so that others in the studio can focus and prioritise moving and making.

Take a look at our FAQ section here.

Our Town Square offer is made up Studio, Co-working, Chat and Listening Circle spaces. Find out about each strand here. 

Town Square: Studio happens on Fridays, fortnightly. There are normally two sessions of 2.5 hours starting from 1pm. Places are free or paid, please book in advance.

the SpaceS

The Research Studio is a 12.7m x 6.5m space with white walls and large windows. The capacity for sessions in the Research Studio is 10.

The Roof Studios is a 16.5m x 12m space with wooden and white walls, high ceilings and windows. The capacity for sessions in the Roof Studio is 16.

Both studios have a sound system that we invite you to use, as agreed between those sharing the space. We are unable to provide additional technical resources such as lighting or projection.

Cancellations and Refunds

We want this space to be available to those who are going to use it. If you have booked a place at Town Square: Studio but can no longer make it, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your space available to others. Repeatedly booking and not attending, without letting us know, may result in a warning and then a temporary ban.

We cannot offer refunds for cancelled Town Square Studio bookings, but we can transfer your booking to another date where there is availability.

Tell us what you think

If you have any thoughts on this offer or your experience following a session, we’d love to hear your feedback. Please get in touch. We may also ask you to fill in a short feedback form when you use the space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I play my music/sound in the space? 

Yes. Please talk to the others using the space, and ask if you can play sound or maybe you can choose to take it in turns.

What if I have a loud practice? 

Feel free to ask the others in the room if they are okay with loud sound. This is a shared space.

How much space can I take up? 

The space is shared with a maximum of 10 in the Research Studio, or 16 people in the Roof Studio. Negotiate with those you are sharing with about how much space you each need and how you’ll share it – whether this is dividing it equally or taking turns.

Can I come as a group? 

Group bookings are limited to five, so that a group is not in the majority. Please book a ticket for each person in your group.

Can I bring a friend/collaborator? 

Of course! Please book a ticket for them, as well as yourself.

What if I’m late or can only come for some of the time available? 

The space is open to you for the duration of the time slot booked, you can arrive and leave as you need.

Can I book multiple sessions? 

Yes, you can book as many sessions as you like. If you would like to stay longer in the space you can book two consecutive sessions. If you can no longer attend a booked sessions please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else.