Creating amazing places for all people to live, work and visit
Danceworks already works intensively in the local community and across London providing affordable dance to all ages and cultures. We wish to create a new grassroots cultural venue which would specifically offer low cost performance and rehearsal space to young people and adults in the area and beyond who are expressing themselves through the dance, music and other arts that require a safe affordable space.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We are passionate about our mission to make dance and the performing arts accessible for people regardless of background in our friendly, inclusive environment. We are particularly focused on disadvantaged young people and the huge benefits that the arts - particularly dance and music - can bring to them, often making the difference in their life choices. This new theatre/performance space will provide a bespoke professional environment in our renowned and prestigious studios.
Steps to get it done:
The work that would be required to create this space is to make some internal changes to what currently exists. This would entail removing an existing glass wall between our recently refurbished member’s lounge and (lower level) large basement studio and replacing it with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors that could be opened for events, plus the installation of ‘bleacher’ seating and theatrical lighting in the studio.
About the space
City of Westminster