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New online classes!

our new rehearsal space & update on our new show

5th November 2020


If you loved our classes during the first lockdown, we’re delighted to let you know that our community class teacher Olly has decided to share his daily class online as he works to stay fit and creative whilst in lockdown in his home. He’s going to tailor his daily sessions for different levels and ages so you can all join in! That’s a picture of him above, making his plans. Why not try one out?
Here’s the schedule:

11am to 12pm: Pro class
1pm – 1.45pm: Dance Fit for the over 60s
2pm – 2.45pm: Adult lunchtime class
4.45pm – 5.30pm: Teens (13-19yrs)
5.45pm – 6.30pm: Adult evening class
4.45- 5.30pm: Juniors (8-12 yrs)
7pm-8pm: Motionhouse Youth (closed class for our existing youth company)

There is a suggested donation of £4 per class to Motionhouse to help us through this difficult time while we can’t perform and have had to cancel our classes again, which can be done via our website but if you are not able to donate, please don’t worry. It would be great to see as many of you online as possible.

Just go to our page on Gymcatch to find out more and book your place.


This week we were poised to take up residence in our fantastic new rehearsal space in Leamington Spa Town Hall, but as the new lockdown was announced unfortunately we’re having to put our plans on hold again. In the meantime, we’ll tell you all about it in this newsletter and can’t wait to share videos and images of us working in the space when we can get fully back to work.

We’re leasing the Assembly Hall within the historic Town Hall building. This will transform this previously underutilised venue into a fully equipped professional rehearsal space and unlock a wide range of other community benefits including a new performance studio. Our move is part of Warwick District Council’s vision to make the building a creative focal point as part of the new Creative Framework and the planned Creative Quarter. The Assembly Hall provides the perfect space to create our work in to take to audiences across the world. But importantly, the space has the major advantage of bringing us into the town – it is a place where we can share our work and our creativity with local people. The equipment used to install the creation space in the Assembly Hall was originally supported by a grant from Arts Council England and moved from our previous rehearsal space at Vitsoe with us.

Watch this video made by Warwick District Council

Update on our new show Nobody

Due to the ongoing disruptions in our sector, we are unfortunately still unable to announce the new tour dates for our exciting new show Nobody, but we are excited to report that our artistic director Kevin Finnan has been working with our creative collaborators over the past months to carry on creating the show. He’s been working with our set designer Simon Dormon, our composers Tim Dickinson and Sophy Smith and our digital artists Logela multimedia on the projections for the show. We are so looking forward to revealing it when the time comes!

Help keep Motionhouse in Motion!

We’ve been touched by the support we’ve received from our audiences, partners, collaborators, friends and staff over the past 7 months – huge thank you to everyone who has donated to us.

Motionhouse is a charity, and in light of the unprecedented and uncertain circumstances which continue in our sector, we are grateful for any donations, however large or small. Every little bit helps us provide security for the company in order to help us to continue to deliver exceptional performance and creative participatory work for people in communities across the UK in the future.

But to those not in a position to donate, we’re just extremely grateful for your understanding as we work through the current challenges. Please bear with us until we are able to see you again on tour or in our community classes and training.

If you’d like to donate, please visit our quick and easy donate online page.