Dansens Hus is Swedens largest venue for contemporary dance and closely related performance art from Sweden and around the world.
The whole world’s house of dance
Dansens Hus is Sweden’s largest stage for guest performances of contemporary dance from Sweden and the rest of the world.
…is to offer you as an audience a diverse selection of artistic expressions. Dynamic and innovative culture that moves and affects people – from the Swedish as well as the international dance field. With us you experience dance with all your senses and it is from here you will carry a love for the moving body.
… high quality contemporary Swedish and international dance and performance. Contemporary companies and choreographers that have affected artistic expression over the last decades – along with the ones who will do so in the future.
Additionally: if you are curious about a company, a dancer or a particular theme, naturally we have more to offer! We arrange informed seminars, inquisitive lectures, hands on-workshops, playful children’s activities and engaging exhibitions.
Dansens Hus was inaugurated in 1991 and is situated in Folkets Hus by Norra Bantorget in central Stockholm. The organisation was formed in 1989 as a foundation by six founders: the Royal Swedish Opera, Riksteatern, the Göteborg Opera, Östgötateatern, Danscentrum and Dansmuseet. Dansens Hus is financed primarily with public funding and receives operational means through the government Budget Bill. The other major financier is the city of Stockholm.
Our work is conducted in Folkets hus in Stockholm where we present work on two stages. The Main stage has a capacity of 766 people in total, including access for eight wheelchairs and eight companion seats. The Small stage has an audience capacity of 140 seats.
Beyond the activities that take place on stage we also have two studios, which go by the name Dansklotet, dedicated to rehearsals and training. These are primarily used by the visiting artists but are sometimes also hired out to choreographers.