Guiding principles

Dance City exists to support and drive the development of dance. They work with dance makers and choreographers to support their practice through commissioning residencies, talks, workshops, exchanges et al. They work with the regional community, including delivering 65 classes each week in a variety of dance styles at the dancehouse, they also work in schools and with various groups within the community to support healthy and fulfilling lives. They work intensively in the formal education sector, delivering BTEC, BA and MA qualifications with over 200 students in the building daily.


Dance City was formed officially in 1991. Originally it operated from a converted warehouse but in 2006, as part of the cultural development of Newcastle and Gateshead it moved into its new purpose built premises. Dance City has supported a large number of artists over the years, commissioning many pieces of new work to be made; leading on 3 major international dance festivals in the city, delivering British Dance Edition twice (and again in 2020). It has always been at the heart of the community, regularly attracting over 40.000 attendances at the dance classes each year and has lead on the development of formal dance education in the region. It is the biggest dancehouse in the north of England and is responsible for dance development in the whole of the North East region, which hosts over 2,5 million people.

Building and facilities

Dance City has a purpose build Dance House in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. It has 5 studios with range in size, which are fully sprung, heated and with high quality lighting and sound systems. The theatre stage is 15 x 12 m in size and it has seating for 254 people. Dance City has an office space and also hire out 6 purpose built offices to dance and theatre companies. It has a café and a large social atrium space for people to meet and gather.

Temple Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Dance City Residencies Without Borders

Deadline: 13 March 2020

EDN member Dance City is seeking proposals from dance artists/companies outside of the UK (in EU or beyond) to undertake two, one-week residencies as part of its new Residencies without Borders programme.


Dancehouses in May and June

May - June 2020

Join EDN members remotely

While many EDN members are still closed for public, activities continue to take place remotely - both for artists and audiences! We bring to you plenty of shows, trainings, celebrations, reflections. Take your peak!


Residency at K3 Hamburg

Deadline: 12 August 2020

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers - the call for proposal for the season 2021/2022 is now open.


International Symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s)

Deadline: 15 August 2020

Contribute to the Centre National de la Danse symposium

Can dance be perceived as a ritual? How are ritualised actions created in dance practices? What are their qualities, or singularities? What effects do they produce? In what way can referring to a rite enlighten, modify or displace dance practices?


Neustart Kultur

Various deadlines!

Emergency funding opportunity in Germany

Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will provide 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, complementing existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation