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Printworks opens on February 4

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 22 November 2016

A new 5000-capacity venue is set to open on a 16-acre section of London’s docklands.

The space, five minutes from the night tube-serviced Canada Water station, is being described by those behind it as a groundbreaking multipurpose and experimental venue that will offer a wide spectrum of entertainment including music, fashion and film.

Located in the former Metro and Evening Standard printing facility, it still bears many of the factory’s original features, creating an industrial setting that encompasses six diverse events spaces across multiple levels.

The site has already been used for screening movies and a Mulberry’s fashion show, to which it received high praise.

Leased by British Land who are leading the redevelopment of Canada Water, the planning application for the space to be used as an arts venue is under consideration of the Southwark council. If approved, events would begin from January next year.

Printworks is operated by The Vibration Group who will be working closesly with LWE and Broadwick Live to deliver a programme of cultural, ticketed events.

“Printworks London will host an eclectic mix of entertainment from the best underground electronic music to immersive theatre experiences. Our dream is to add another notch to London's world class entertainment scene, and we can't wait to get started,” Broadwick Live CEO Gareth Cooper said.

Watch a short video of the venue below.

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