Hire Our Studios

Studio 1

Our largest and most spectacular studio, with a glass roof looking up onto the iconic Edinburgh Castle, Studio 1 is perfect for those who need a generous, flexible, space for rehearsal, performance, or an event.

There’s a retractable seating bank, sound system and lighting rig installed, and full blackout is possible in 2 minutes using motorised blinds. For catering requirements we are happy to introduce you to our preferred partner.

Level access is possible from the street by lift and through the Dance Base reception. Freight access is available via lift directly into a linked store room.

Studio size: 183 square metres / 15m x 12.5m
Capacity: 160 standing (seating bank 88 seats)

Day rental £300+vat
Half day £175+vat

These rates are for standard hires Monday – Saturday during Dance Base terms. Additional staff costs may apply for weekend and out of term use and these rates do not apply during August festivals, Christmas and Hogmanay.

Studio 2

A modern, clean space with grey sprung dance floor (black Harlequin), with original period windows that overlook the Grassmarket and a view of Edinburgh Castle through the skylight. Studio 2 also features metallic beams and modern down lighting and has its own dedicated changing rooms complete with showers and lockers.

Sound system installed – please enquire for more details. For catering requirements we are happy to introduce you to our preferred partner.

There is level access to this second floor studio via a direct lift  from ground level.

Studio size: 151 square metres / 14.8m x 10.2
Capacity: 55

Day rental £300+vat
Half day £175+vat

These rates are for standard hires Monday – Saturday during Dance Base terms. Additional staff costs apply for weekend and out of term use and these rates do not apply during August festivals, Christmas and Hogmanay.

Studio 3 & Garden

A large, bright, and airy studio, with double doors that open onto Dance Base’s secret roof garden, which can be included in the hire price, subject to availability.

It features a  sprung wooden floor (suitable for tap and ballroom) and is also set up for Aerial work, trapeze or silks, and large enough for a temporary rig to be installed.

This studio together with the garden offers a unique space for all kinds of events, and we’ve hosted everything from weddings to pop up performances.

Sound system installed – please enquire for more details. For catering requirements we are happy to introduce you to our preferred partner.

There is level access to this studio via lift from the ground level to the reception, and an additional lift at the rear of the building up to this second floor studio.

Hiring studios 3 and 4 together gives you exclusive access to the top floor of the building, ensuring a private space.

Capacity: 150 standing
Studio size: 157 square metres / 13m x 12m

Day rental £300+vat
Half day £175+vat

These rates are for standard hires Monday – Saturday during Dance Base terms. Additional staff costs apply for weekend and out of term use and these rates do not apply during August festivals, Christmas and Hogmanay.

Studio 4 & Balcony

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 black sprung Harlequin dance floor and fully retractable glass doors which lead out to a private balcony.

Sound system installed – please enquire for more details. For catering requirements we are happy to introduce you to our preferred partner.

There is level access to this studio via lift from the ground level to the reception, and an additional lift at the rear of the building up to this second floor studio.

Hiring studios 3 and 4 together gives you exclusive access to the top floor of the building, ensuring a private space.

Capacity: 100 standing
Studio size: 127.5 square metres / 15m x 8.5m

Day rental £300+vat
Half day £175+vat

These rates are for standard hires Monday – Saturday during Dance Base terms. Additional staff costs apply for weekend and out of term use and these rates do not apply during August festivals, Christmas and Hogmanay.