Centre national de la danse

An arts centre focusing on dance, where the public can enjoy performances or delve into a collection dedicated to this art.

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Located along the Canal de l’Ourcq, the building, formerly home to the administrative offices of Pantin City Council, was built in the 1970 by the architect Jacques Kalisz.

The two architects responsible for restoring the building, Antoinette Robain and Claire Guieysse, were tasked with renovating the spaces inside this colossal structure and adapting them to the needs of the Centre national de la danse. This conversion project earned them the Prix de l’Équerre d’argent – France’s most prestigious architecture award, in the year it opened, back in 2004.

With twelve dance studios, three of which have space for an audience, a Media Library, a Film Library, a projection room, several conference, meeting and editing rooms, and a rooftop with a magnificent view of eastern Paris, the Centre national de la danse is an iconic venue that is constantly creating, disseminating, promoting heritage, providing training, information and advice to professionals, and offering access to dance culture: an arts centre devoted to dance.

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Access and contact

1 rue Victor-Hugo
93500 Pantin

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year between 9 AM and 7 PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday.


    • Free


    Spoken languages

    • French
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    1 rue Victor-Hugo
    93500 Pantin

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