Siobhan Davies Studios to reopen in September ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Thu 1 Oct 2020

Studios open 10am–8pm

Siobhan Davies Studios to reopen in September

We are glad and relieved to be able to announce the re-opening of Siobhan Davies Studios from Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Important details about our reopening:

  • We are open for pre-booked users only. This includes our programmed artists, those attending events and classes and studio hirers. We cannot currently accommodate drop-ins.
  • We will be maintaining a studio users tracking system as per government guidance. Your name and contact details will be kept for 21 days.
  • Our opening hours may vary by day, depending on staff availability and the programme.
  • Due to limited opening times, our front of house team may not be able to answer the phone. We encourage you to contact us via email at to ensure your query receives a response.


Ensuring safety at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios

The health and safety of our staff, visitors and hirers has been paramount as we have assessed how to reopen our building. Over the summer and lockdown period we have taken the following steps:

  • Carried out an extensive review of the building and compiled our Covid-19 Risk Assessment. This Risk Assessment is summarised by the bullet points below and available to download here.
  • Worked with artists on individual basis and remotely via surveys, to assess individual artist’s needs and concerns, considering how we can best accommodate these in line with government guidance.

What can you expect in the building:

  • An enhanced cleaning regime in all our spaces. Studios will be disinfected before and after each use. 
  • Hand sanitising stations installed in each studio and throughout the building.
  • A one-way system in the building and clear signage to ensure and demonstrate 2m social distancing.
  • Limited capacities in all our studios and throughout the building (detailed on arrival and in our risk assessment) to ensure staff and visitors can move safely whilst observing social distancing.
  • Floor markings in the studios to give a visual indication of separation of space.
  • Hirers will receive a copy of our risk assessment and guidance on social distancing and hygiene prior to arrival.

Download our full risk assessment.

Our risk assessment has been created following current government and Public Health England guidance. This is a working document, it will be reviewed as it is implemented and as the situation and guidance regarding COVID-19 alters.

Thank you for your support and patience as we work within these new parameters. We welcome feedback on our processes and communications - please contact with your questions, concerns and feedback.

Space Hire

We are now accepting bookings to use our studio spaces. Due to cleaning restrictions, all studio bookings will be a minimum of 2 hours. For rates please visit our Hires page. To book space at Siobhan Davies Studios please contact

Maximum capacities for our studio spaces:

Research Studio:
Mat-based work: 14 people
Movement work: 8 people

Roof Studio:
Mat-based work: 30 people
Movement work: 16 people

Complimentary Studios Hours:

In addition to taking bookings, we are offering a limited number of complimentary studio hours to individual artists and small ensembles. This is thanks to the generous support of the Creative Land Trust. Siobhan Davies Studios is thrilled to be able to offer 25 artists, 2 hours each of free studio time in either our Research or Roof studios.

For further information on this offer please download our invitation to artists (below) or contact contact Sika Tro:

Creative Land Trust Invitation to Artists: Word Document Format / PDF Format