Cine - Theatre on Millfields

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Cine - Theatre on Millfields

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The Cine-theatre will transform The Old Paddling Pool on Millfields park will into an open air cinema and theatre for a day to create a space for the entire community to enjoy.

Hackney Fundraising stage

pledged of £8,221
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £8,221 by 03 Jun 2017

On June 10th The Old Paddling Pool will be transformed into an open air cinema and theatre. The Cine-Theatre is envisaged as an installation which will transform the site of the Old Paddling Pool at Millfields Park into a dual function pop-up; a cinema and open air theatre for, a day using wood pallets and recycled materials. The Old Paddling pool, which has been disused for several years, already has an amphitheatre like quality which lends itself to the creation of a stage. It is intended to make a place that will play host to the work of local filmmakers and performers, telling stories of Hackney lives and be somewhere the diverse, Clapton community can engage in a shared experience. The Cine -Theatre at the Old Paddling Pool will be a test-bed project for a process that could be repeated on this site and various sites across London. Over the course of a day visitors will be invited to take part in a Community Build to create the theatre.

What we'll deliver:

  • Hold a build workshop
  • Hold a day of storytelling and theatre
  • Show films in the evening
  • Hold storytelling workshops
  • Work with the community to develop the Story of Hackney

Why it's a great idea:

We hope this will be an engaging, informative and fun day which engages large sections of a diverse community. We want not just to share the end result with the community but to work with the community to develop the theatre and the stories which are told. As we lead up to the day we will hold a series of design workshops in which we will share our design process. This will be open to the community and be an opportunity for people to learn about architecture and building and get involved with the build. This project will provide a platform for local filmmakers and hopefully bring theatre to a wide audience.

Steps to get it done:

  • Hiring Cinema equipment
  • Ordering Wood pallets
  • Recruiting staff/volunteers
  • Recruiting remaining creative team
  • Paper marketing
  • Finalising palate seating design - building prototype
  • Starting Rehearsals
  • Workshop storytelling with the community, actors and directors
  • Pay for film licences
  • Complete Design R&D


Location Hackney

Hackney has 92 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

This is a disused Paddling Pool in a Park


London Borough of Hackney

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How will the money be spent?Total £8,221

Architectural Design - £2,500 (30%)
Build cost and design - £1,500 (18%)
Theatre materials - £1,000 (12%)
Cinema hire - £800 (10%)
Security - £600 (7%)
Research and development - £500 (6%)
Structural Design - £260 (3%)
Space Hire - £150 (2%)
Film Licences - £150 (2%)
Paper Marketing - £150 (2%)
Other - £611 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Architectural Design
Build cost and design
Theatre materials
Cinema hire
Research and development
Structural Design
Space Hire
Film Licences
Paper Marketing
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Transport
  • VAT

Total £8,221

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