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Cine - Theatre on Millfields

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Cine - Theatre on Millfields

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The Cine-Theatre dual function pop-up will transform The disused, Old Paddling Pool on Millfields park will into a cinema and theatre to create a space for the entire community to enjoy.

Hackney Delivery stage

pledged of £8,216

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Taking place during the London Festival of Architecture, the installation will be constructed primarily using wood pallets and other recycled materials. We hope to engage the local community not just in the event on the day but also in the process of creating it and are offering opportunities to volunteer to help with the build and will host to the work of local filmmakers and performers. This year’s London Festival of Architecture’s theme is Memory and so our theatre pieces will be loosely based on the memories of people who live and work in Hackney, gathered in the Hackney Stories project. By activating this underused urban site, an ampitheatre like, concrete bowl, we hope to draw attention to the possibilities of the site and that the project will become part of the area’s regeneration and be a recurrent event, which brings life to the site for a longer duration.

What we'll deliver:

  • Hold a build workshop
  • Hold a day of storytelling and theatre
  • Hold storytelling workshops
  • Show films in the evening
  • 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:

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


Location Hackney

About the space

This is a disused Paddling Pool in a Park


London Borough of Hackney

How will the money be spent?Total £8,216

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 - £606 (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
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Transport
  • VAT

Total £8,216

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Wood Pallets, Wood pallets with solid tops, Protective gloves, cordless drills. Scafolding.
  • Help with event promotion and social media.
  • First Aiders and DBS checked people for the day.
  • People to build! People with carpentry skills. People with set building skills.

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