DanceEast is the home for dance in the East of England. It provides extraordinary dance performances, life-affirming participatory opportunities for all and a world-class environment for artists at all stages of their careers.
DanceEast is housed in the beautiful purpose-built dance facility, the Jerwood DanceHouse. An iconic destination on the thriving Ipswich waterfront, the DanceHouse consists of four world-class dance studios, the intimate James Hehir Theatre, The Whistler Gallery exhibition space, and an on-site café and bar.
These renowned facilities attract the world’s best dance artists and companies to the region – with many choosing to develop and premiere their works at DanceEast, before going on to tour the major venues around the country and internationally.
DanceEast also delivers a range of public dance classes for all ages and abilities – from hip hop to ballet barre.
Many dance classes are pay-as-you-go, so even if you are just visiting, you can still give them a go!
*Opening hours will be revised for performances and events, please call to check opening hours before making a special journey.
Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm