About us

‘A hub for real artists from a diverse array of countries, let alone backgrounds’ London Remixed Festival

Rich Mix is East London’s independent arts centre.

Once a vast leather factory, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road was transformed into a multi-arts venue, all 62,000 feet of it. Stretched over five floors we have a three screen cinema showing the latest releases as well as taking part in a number of independent film festivals. There is also a multitude of flexible performance spaces where we work with both emerging and established artists, and support them to deliver and develop their artistic practice.

Our aim is to be a place where the communities of the world, who are the citizens of East London and beyond, can come together to experience and make world class art and feel that it’s a place where they belong. We are committed to delivering excellent art to increasing and increasingly diverse audiences.

In addition to our full programme of cinema, live music, theatre, dance, spoken word, comedy, family activities and exhibitions, we are proud to be home to 20 creative businesses, all of whom help make Rich Mix the vibrant, special place it is.

As a charity and social enterprise we earn almost 85% of our overall running costs, and we are proud to be financially self-sufficient.

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2016-17...

Just under 170,000 people visited our venue for cinema, arts and culture programme

We sold 130,000 tickets for events and 40,000 people enjoyed free arts and culture events at Rich Mix

We provided 4,000 hours of free rehearsal space to the value of £0.3m.

We house 24 creative organisations with a combined turnover of over £20,000,000 per year, employing over 260 people.

Photo credit: Briony Campbell