Looking for rehearsal or performance space, or simply a light and airy backdrop to your event? Dance Base hosts four purpose-built dance studios, with sprung dance floors, barres, mirrors and sound systems. Each studio has its own unique feel and outlook and is available for private hire, with the largest able to accommodate 160 people for receptions and 88 for performances or lectures.
Our largest and most spectacular studio, with a glass roof looking up onto the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Perfect for those who need a generous, flexible, space for rehearsal, performance, or an event. Goes to full black out in 2 minutes using motorised blinds.
Theatre (performance/ lecture) 88
Studio size: 183 square metres / 15m x 12.5m
A modern, clean space with grey sprung dance floor (Harlequin floor, black), with original period windows that overlook the Grassmarket. Studio 2 features metallic beams and modern down lighting.
Studio size: 151 square metres / 14.8m x 10.2m
A large, bright, and airy studio, with double doors that open onto the Dance Base roof garden. Skylight, sprung wooden floor (suitable for tap, ballroom). Studio 3 is suitable for Aerial work, trapeze or silks, and large enough for a temporary rig.
Studio size: 157 square metres / 13m x 12m
A serene space, with floor to ceiling windows spanning the full length of the studio giving views out over the rooftops of Edinburgh. Studio 4 has a grey sprung Harlequin dance floor and retractable glass doors which lead out to a balcony.
Studio size: 127.5 square metres / 15m x 8.5m
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