The Space (Theatre)

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The Space
The Space (Isle of Dogs).jpg
Location Isle of Dogs
London, E14
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°29′18″N 0°01′09″W / 51.488384°N 0.019031°W / 51.488384; -0.019031Coordinates: 51°29′18″N 0°01′09″W / 51.488384°N 0.019031°W / 51.488384; -0.019031
Public transit Docklands Light Railway Mudchute
Type Arts venue
Seating type Variable
Capacity 60-145
Opened 1994; 22 years ago (1994)
Website
space.org.uk

The Space is an arts space in the Isle of Dogs, London. Its principal patron is Sir Ian McKellen, and it is a registered non-profit making charity.

History[edit]

The Space is located inside a former Presbyterian church. This was built in 1859 for the Scottish Presbyterian congregation who had migrated to the Isle of Dogs to work in the shipyards. It was designed by Thomas Knightley.[1] It was taken over by the St. Paul's Arts Trust, headed by Robert Richardson, in 1989, and has been restored.

Performances[edit]

The Space offers many kinds of performance, including dance, drama and live music. Its first in-house production was a double bill of Dogg's Hamlet and The Real Inspector Hound, the former starring Adam Hemming (the theatre's artistic director) as the headmaster. It aims to produce more of its own shows in the coming years.

Facilities[edit]

Hubbub is the restaurant/bar located above The Space.[2]

The Space has established itself as a community theatre, offering free drama classes for youths from nearby schools. It is staffed mainly by volunteers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pilcher, Steven J. "History". The Space. The Space. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Hubbub Bar And Restaurant