The Dance House, Pierhead St, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay CF10 4PH
The Dance House is not only home to National Dance Company Wales but also a world-class production facility as well as a performance and rehearsal space for local artists, youth groups and touring companies across the UK and beyond.
Where we are
We are a resident organisation at the Wales Millennium Centre along with Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Touch Trust, Tŷ Cerdd, Literature Wales, Hijinx and Urdd. The Centre is a creative hub where we create both individual works and collaborate and partner on other works. You can find us behind the Centre on Pierhead Street, opposite the National Assembly for Wales.
The Dance House has two dance studios, a lounge area and office space. The main production studio, the Blue Room, has the highest quality technical specification for producing and presenting dance, including 100 tiered and retractable seats. The second studio, Man Gwyn, is a simple square rehearsal studio complete with ballet barres, mirrors and full circle grey drapes. Ideal for rehearsal, auditions or intimate presentations.
The Dance House is fully accessible with a lift for those unable to use the stairs and seating allocations for wheelchair users. Please notify the ticket office when purchasing a ticket if you are in need of a wheelchair space. Disabled parking is also available by calling Wales Millennium Centre on 029 2063 6464.
What we do
The Dance House is always buzzing with activity from the creation and rehearsal of National Dance Company Wales’ repertoire, to a range of participatory activities. People are incouraged to come along to youth dance events, Open Rehearsals, or one of our many performances presented by visiting companies or artists.
For information on all events at the Dance House please click here.
All tickets can be booked and collected from the Wales Millennium Centre ticket office which is a short walk away from the Dance House.
Doors at the Dance House open 20 minutes before the show start time. Due to the nature of the Dance House late comers will not be permitted more than 15 minutes after the start of a performance.
We have a small lounge area, but no foyer or refreshments facilities, these are available in the Wales Millennium Centre or at numerous places in Cardiff Bay.
We now have a pop up bar available at most evening performances.
Please feel free to contact us if you are new to the area and would like to know more!
Both of our studios are available to hire throughout the year. If you are interested in hiring the space or working with us please contact Julia Gay on +44 (0)29 2063 5605 or email Julia@ndcwales.co.uk
'A lovely space. It felt private enough to allow me to rehearse without being disturbed, but at the same time I knew there was a great team on hand if I needed anything. Highly recommended.' Gemma Prangle (Independent Dance Artist)