Dancehouse (Melbourne)

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Dancehouse (Melbourne) entrance.jpg
Address150 Princes Street
LocationCarlton North, Victoria
Coordinates37°47′32″S 144°58′14″E / 37.792169°S 144.9704912°E / -37.792169; 144.9704912

Dancehouse is a centre for independent contemporary dance in the Carlton North area of Melbourne, Australia.[1]

It was established in 1992 by a group of independent dance practitioners at the Carlton Hall in Princes Street, formerly occupied by the Carlton Community Centre. Carlton Hall, built in 1887, has a long association with dance as a venue for social dances, dance classes and dance performance.[2]

Dancehouse contains three spaces – the 104-seat Sylvia Staehli Theatre, an Upstairs Studio and a gallery – used for performances and workshops. It holds curated performance seasons and residencies for dance artists, as well as masterclasses and other events.[3]

It presents Melbourne's biennial Dance Massive festival with Arts House and Malthouse Theatre, and is also involved with the Keir Choreographic Award.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Edwards, Grace (March 2012). "What is Dancehouse? - Dance Informa Magazine". Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Fancy Footwork at Carlton Hall". Carlton Community History Group Inc. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Dancehouse". Time Out Melbourne. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. ^ Keith Gallasch. "RealTime Arts - Magazine - issue 90 - dance massive: intro". Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  5. ^ Dee Jefferson (5 February 2017). "Dance Massive". Time Out Melbourne. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  6. ^ Hawker, Philippa (18 April 2016). "Keir Choreographic Award leaps into discussion about the future of dance". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 September 2017.