Friday 25 November
Printworks London. New Space. New Stories. 🗓
“The Printworks is a venue unlike any other in the capital and I’m so excited about the launch of this innovative space. Thousands of Londoners will be able to enjoy experimental and captivating events here in the future and, thanks to the Night Tube, they won’t have to worry about getting home from this part of the city. This is fabulous news for London’s night time economy.” – Night Czar, Amy Lamé
Located within the former printing facility for the Metro and Evening Standard Newspapers, Printworks is a 5,000 capacity licensed venue set within a 15-acre site in London’s Docklands. The first in-house music events series will begin on 04/02/16.
Housing the giant printing presses that once churned out the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers, the Press Halls are a fully soundproofed space, designed to contain the clatter of what was once Western Europe’s largest print facility, keeping crowds on both sides of the wall happy.
Promising fully bespoke production, LWE and Broadwick Live will make the most of the Press Hall’s rare potential, adding fully-fitted L’Acoustic and SB28 loudspeakers, designing an automated lighting truss that makes the most of the vast heights and installing over 100 lasers and spotlights to illuminate the dramatic industrial features.
Keen to become an integrated part of the local community, Printworks plan to minimise the impact on residents; in addition to the soundproofed main room, and daytime running hours, organisers plan to direct customers to and from nearby stations through signposted and steward-manned routes that take customers via a non-residential areas. Local SE16 residents will also benefit from 50 free balloted tickets to all ticketed events and a space within the venue dedicated entirely to community use.
Implementing a community ethos across all aspects of the project, Printworks’ debut series will feature leading brands from the international circuit to deliver an exceptional and dynamic programme of events. Foremost amongst the partner brands are acclaimed promoters The Hydra, an integral part of London’s underground music culture, responsible for some of the city’s most exciting shows in recent years.