Music & Dance Centre, Deptford
A cutting-edge venue in the heart of South East London, just outside the lively, historical town centre of Maritime Greenwich; it is the largest contemporary dance centre in the world and a RIBA Stirling Prize winning building. The location offers its facilities for hire, for inspirational corporate events. The new London landmark was designed by Herzog and de Meuron, the Pritzker Prize winning Swiss architects who also designed the Tate Modern in London and the National Stadium or “Bird’s Nest” in Beijing (2008 Olympic Games). Spaces are available to hire both inside and outside, and include a 300-seat theatre and 12 large studios offering bright, ultra-modern solutions for events requiring creative, inspiring settings. Receptions for up to 300 can be held in the chic foyer space, while the grounds, designed by Vogt Architects, offer an impressive setting for outdoor events or displays, with the building providing a breathtaking backdrop. FACILITIES Spaces are available to hire both inside and outside:- A theatre that can seat up to 294 people in a tiered auditorium lies discreetly at the heart of the building. Alongside it, a ‘main street’ contemporary foyer space for 300 people, incorporating a vibrant dedicated bar area and featuring the giant wall drawing, a specially commissioned piece of modern art. Other interior facilities available for hire include twelve large studio spaces – light, fresh and modern ‘blank canvasses’ ideal for creative meetings, inspirational seminar, and dance, yoga or Pilates sessions. For more formal presentations, the 100-seat Lecture Theatre is practical and well equipped, while three smaller Conference Rooms complete the location’s indoor event facilities. Outside, the exclusive amphitheatre and landscaped gardens, designed by Vogt Architects, have a total area of 600m2, providing an extraordinary location for outdoor events or displays. Both by day and at night, the light-reactive building provides a dramatic backdrop to this outdoor area, which also doubles as a marquee site.