Motionhouse are renowned for large scale dance spectacles and ambitious experimentation with the outdoor environment







Motionhouse - Passionate Performance, Startling Spectacle, Dynamic Dance

Motionhouse was founded in 1988 by Kevin Finnan and Louise Richards. Our company has since become one of the leading dance theatre companies in the UK making our work locally, touring our work globally.

We create startling, passionate dance theatre. Our productions are designed to challenge as well as delight our audiences and they fuse images with action and dynamism. Our performances are rooted in dance but draw on theatre, circus, acrobatics and film to create work that makes you think and feel.

We tour our productions to theatres and festivals throughout the world. We've developed a reputation over the years for ambitious experimentation and our productions, in which setting, action and context collide, have become world-renowned. A wide ranging education and participatory programme runs parallel to our touring performance work.

But it's our audiences that are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on producing shows of outstanding quality that are accessible and enjoyable for all.

Artistic Director Kevin Finnan was Choreographer and Movement Director for the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, and subsequently received an MBE for his services to dance. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Univeristy of Warwick, making him a Dr of Letters.

We are proud to offer our Youth Dance classes and companies, as well as an additional class for adults who would like to work with Motionhouse. More information is available here.


We continue to offer our PerfectEd GCSE programme and ongoing participatory activity.


  "Motionhouse's work is some of the most startling and original performance based contemporary dance I have had the pleasure of witnessing... the original dynamic performance and sheer talent of the performers leaves the viewer utterly amazed. The incredible physical achievements and beautiful dance by this group are just captivating."
Sir Richard Taylor
Weta, New Zealand
(Creators of Avatar)



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Laura Peña Nuñez, in Motionhouse’s Cascade. Photography by The Lift Creative Services Olivia Quayle and Fernando Pasquini in Motionhouse’s Underground. Photography by PotenzaClaire Benson, Fernando Pasquini and Olivia Quayle, in Motionhouse’s Chaser. Photography by The Lift Creative Services Laura Peña Nuñez and Alasdair Stewart in Motionhouse’s Scattered. Photography by Chris Nash Olivia Quayle  and Junior Cunningham in Motionhouse’s Waiting Game. Photography by

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