The world performs on Harlequin floors


Harlequin is the world leader in advanced technology floors for the performing arts.

Established in the UK over 40 years ago, Harlequin remains the industry choice for the world’s most prestigious dance and performing arts companies, theatres, venues and schools, production companies and global events.

Our experience and reputation are founded on the manufacture and supply of a range of high quality portable and permanent sprung and vinyl floors chosen by the world’s leading venues – from the Royal Opera House to the Bolshoi Theatre, the Paris Opera Ballet to the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

With a growing interest in the provision of spaces suitable dance, for professional performance and rehearsal, for private dance schools and throughout the education sector, there is increasing focus towards specifying dance floors that meet both performance aspirations and conform to increasingly stringent health and safety requirements.

Harlequin has led the way in developing and evolving the modern dance floor and has been involved with extensive research into reducing dancer injury. We place innovation at the heart of everything we do which is why Harlequin has become a brand that dancers and performers depend on. A recent example of this is our new Harlequin Cascade dance floor with BioCote Antimicrobial Protection, which has helped to ensure that dancers can perform safely through the recent pandemic.

Bob Dagger, founder and Chairman of the Harlequin Group says;

“When I launched my company over 40 years ago, I aimed at designing floors for theatre and dance using new, advanced materials. I am pleased to note that today, nearly all of the world’s most prestigious dance companies, along with many of the world’s largest venues, recognise the advantages of Harlequin floors.”

Harlequin work collaboratively with principal contractors and architects in the government, commercial and education sectors to design and specify the optimum performance environment, from the new headquarters of the English National Ballet in London finished at the end of 2019, to the Thomas Dixon Centre in Brisbane, Australia, the new home of the Queensland Ballet which will be completed in 2021.

We offer a turn-key one-stop solution for all performance spaces, from initial design and build through to completion, offering advice and guidance every step of the way. All enquiries are handled on a one-to-one basis by our expert technical team and with, four over four decades of experience of working across wide range of projects and venues across the world, Harlequin’s in-house project management and installation teams can be relied upon to deliver on time and on budget.

Harlequin operates globally from offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific delivering the same high-quality products and personal service anywhere in the world.

For more information and advice visits or contact our UK technical team on 01892 514 888.