The award-winning Laban Building was made for dance and through the Laban Theatre programme, large scale performance meets intimate choreographic exploration.
Laban Theatre’s 300 seat Bonnie Bird auditorium, intimate 100 seat Studio Theatre and Performance Laboratory at Laurie Grove Studios host much of the performance programme, but some artists prefer to show their work in our less conventional settings.
Dances and installations are frequently seen in spaces in, on and outside of Laban Building; the inspiring outdoor amphitheatre, the lightwell, lecture rooms and our splendid architectural folly of a 'corridor to nowhere'.
Diverse, inspiring and thought provoking dance performance is a crucial part of our programme.
The What’s on section lists all upcoming performances.
People who have performed here include Akram Khan Company, Candoco Dance Company, Charles Linehan Company, Jasmin Vardimon Company, Theatre-Rites & Arthur Pita and Company Wayne McGregor.
Transitions Dance Company
Performing at the Laban Theatre
Our bar offers a selection of well known alcoholic and juicy soft drinks and gourmet snacks. Open from 18.30h until late on show nights, the stylish Laban Theatre Bar attracts an eclectic crowd of local arts and theatre lovers and our own music and dance students and staff.
Cafe and Workspace
We serve some of the best and most reasonably priced coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner at our bright and spacious cafe and workspace, equipped with large tables and plenty of powerpoints.
Arrive early to catch a bite before a show.
The Music Connection
Collaborative activities with students and staff of Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music offer an exciting, additional dimension to our programme. Every year a number of projects bring music and dance students together, and students also develop their own cross art-form work.
The Laban Theatre in the Community
Participants from our adult performance projects, over 60s groups, children’s classes, youth dance programme have performed at Laban Theatre and attract new and eager audiences.Take Part
Trinity Laban Dance Lecturer Daniel Squire has had an ongoing relationship with the work of Merce Cunningham for 23 years, performing around the world with Cunningham’s dance company, and staging many of his works.
Earlier this year, Daniel was invited by the Barbican Centre to stage the London leg of Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event which featured performances by 100 dancers including Trinity Laban alum Elly Braund.
More recently, Daniel has worked with the Royal Ballet to stage Cunningham’s Crosscurrents – a trio first seen in London in 1964 – and in November, he will be working with Elly again for Richard Alston Dance Company’s upcoming At Home series at Siobhan Davies Dance.
Daniel joined Trinity Laban in 2015 and teaches Cunningham Technique to dance students at the Conservatoire.
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Our 300-seat theatre is a key venue for conferences, award ceremonies, product launches and various other events.