'It is a building which champions the idea that intelligence, creativity, imagination and art make life better.'
Rowan Moore, London Evening Standard

Herzog and de Meuron collaborated with visual artist Michael Craig-Martin to create this iconic and bold building.

The Laban Building has been designed to ensure full access for people with a wide range of disabilities from wheelchair users to those with sensory and learning difficulties.

By day the building's semi-translucent cladding allows traces of dance and movement to be visible through the walls. By night, the building becomes a coloured beacon with light and movement spilling out illuminating the surrounding area.

The cafe and other public areas of the building are open 09.00 - 17.00hrs Monday to Friday.

Unfortunately we cannot allow members of the public access to the entire building on a day to day basis as our students are our main priority and we need to keep the disruption to a minimum, thanks for your understanding.

We are, however, offering fortnightly guided tours. For more information or to book a tour see our Guided tours section or contact our Events team on [email protected]

'The glowing beauty of the new dance centre will match the elegance of the activities inside.'
Jonathon Glancey, Guardian