Developed around two Grade II listed buildings, Northern School of Contemporary Dance incorporates rehearsal studios, meeting rooms and Riley Theatre. These facilities are an inspiring and practical venue for businesses, arts and education uses.

The following spaces are available to hire:

Riley Theatre

See the Riley Theatre website for further details and technical information

Rehearsal Studios

NSCD has eight large dance studios, all of which have:

  • Comprehensive audio system
  • Piano
  • Ballet barres
  • Mirrors
  • Fully sprung dance sub-floor
  • Grey dance top floor (all except one which has a wooden floor)
  • Video projection or monitor playback facilities

Lighting Studio

Suitability: Intimate space with lighting facilities. Ideal for photography and filming.
Size: 9.5m x 9.2m
Floor: Sprung, Covered

An intimate space used for stagecraft practice, rehearsals and performances. The lighting studio is an alternative performance space for installations, informal sharings, video and multimedia work, as well as being an ideal space to learn about the technical aspects of theatre such as lighting, sound and stage management.

Meeting Room

Suitability: Meetings, classes, music lessons
Size: 8.4m x 4.9m
Presentation facilities: Large TV screen to connect to laptop. Equipment for refreshments.
Set-up: Boardroom

Seminar Room

Presentation facilities: Projector and screen. Desktop computer.
Size: 7.3m x 5.5m
Set-up: Classroom
Suitability: Meetings, classes, music lessons

Further details & Costs

NSCD Hire Rates 2022