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Covid-19 Update: Déda will reopen from 17 May

The Déda Team

Déda is happy to announce that we will be fully reopening our doors to the public from 17 May subject to the government restrictions lifting as outlined in the road map.

Covid-19 update on Tuesday 27 April: Déda and the Déda Café will reopen from 17 May. Please read our full statement here.

Until this date and in line with the Government roadmap, Déda’s building will remain closed to the public with the exception of our Déda | Academy classes, BA (hons) degree course, hires and residencies. We have introduced the following health and safety measures that seek to reduce the risk associated with Covid-19. These are in line with Government advice and the requirements of local health authorities. This includes reduced activity in the building, 2 metre social distancing and the use of face coverings.

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Track and Trace

You will be asked to comply with NHS Trace and Trace system, simply download the NHS Trace and Trace app if you have a smart phone and scan the QR code on entering the building. Alternatively, if you do not wish to use the app please go to the reception desk and a member of our Visitor Experience team will take your details. Every person entering the building must sign in part of the Track and Trace system.

Déda will keep a temporary record of your details for 21 days to assist the NHS Test and Trace with requests for data if needed. This could help contain clusters or outbreaks.

Our Test and Trace procedure and paperwork is GDPR compliant.

Déda Café | Bar

The Déda  café | bar will remain closed to the public with the exception of being open for takeaways for Déda | Academy class customers from 9-12 on Saturdays. The Déda café | bar will reopen fully to the public on May 17.

There will be 2m distance between each table and no more than 6 people / two households per table. Guests will be seated by a host and we are offering table service only at present. Tables in the Déda Café | Bar can be pre-booked by phoning 01332 370911 from 17th May onwards. Alternatively tables will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Déda will run some in-person adult classes in our studios from May and continue with our in-person academy class programme (with the exception of Illuminate which will remain online) subject to the Government safety roadmap. Tickets are now on sale and will be delivered in the form of an e-ticket. For a full breakdown of the classes we have available please go to: Please book in advance online via our website. Due to limited capacity, we advise booking early to avoid any disappointment.


We ask that you please do not attend the building if you start to display or experience any COVID-19 symptoms. Before attending an event or activity, please carefully follow any additional guidance sent by our team in advance or as advised by our team on the day.

Remember to keep an eye on our website or social media channels for any further updates and please feel free to email our team with any queries or FAQs prior to your visit.

There will be new signage on display throughout the building with key health and safety information and directions. If you are unsure about what to do, please ask a member of our team.

We ask that you keep a 2m distance from others at all times. Our toilets on both levels will be open but please follow the distancing guidance.

Face Masks

We ask that visitors wear a face mask when walking around our building at all times unless you are exempt or under the age of 11. The face covering can be removed when eating food or drink from our Déda café|bar and while participating in one of our classes. 

We support anyone who does not wish or is unable to wear a face covering due to a physical, mental or hidden disability and are proud advocates of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.

We have introduced our own limited edition Déda face masks to help keep you safe and help you stand out! The masks cost £5 each with all proceeds going towards our helping children and young people to access the arts. Place your orders at:


Hand sanitiser stations are now situated in key places around the building and should be used frequently. Our team have been busy deep-cleaning the building ready for your return and will continue to follow a rigorous cleaning regime concentrating on busier contact areas. 

There will be antibacterial spray and cloths available in our studios for each user to wipe down equipment being used/after use.  The studio spaces will be sanitised with a fogger before each new member/group or hire will be allowed to enter. 

A perspex screen will also be in place at our box office. 


    Every studio and space has a new capacity to comply with government guidelines and are assigned their own toilet facilities. Air handling systems are in place in all our studios.

    Social distancing will remain in place in all our classes but you will not be required to wear a mask while participating in one of our classes.We encourage you to come to our centre ready for your class as we have limited space in out changing rooms due to social distancing, our showers will not be in use. Our lockers will still be available but we encourage you to travel light as we have limited lockers.

    Please pre-book your class tickets to avoid waiting times at our box office. You can do this online via our website and the ticket can be sent straight to your smart phone.

    Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for future updates.

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    Wondering which class is right for you? Our handy class finder can help. Simply click on either the ‘Adult’ or ‘Children’ button below to see what classes we have to offer.

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    Is there a particular day of the week which is more suitable for you? Click on the days listed below to view our current timetable.

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