Reimagining Rich Mix is all about making the most of our building and giving people more ways to connect with us. We want our building to be as inclusive and vibrant as we are, with an inviting welcome, sociable spaces, and places for creative chatter and collaboration – a meeting point for the cultures and communities of East London and beyond.
We want to:
- improve facilities for artists and communities who perform and participate with us
- create a welcoming and open building, improving access
- ensure our future sustainability by addressing building, mechanical and electrical issues that come with an older building
- upgrade our eating, drinking and performance spaces
Our first phase saw the redevelopment of parts of our first floor, with a new Cinema Bar, new dedicated Creative Engagement space, The Lab, new artist Green Room and a visual arts gallery space. Find out more about the first phase of Reimagining Rich Mix.
This next phase will focus on improving the welcome and accessibility of our ground floor and offer more inspiring opportunities for curated arts, learning, collaboration and conversation. This support from Arts Council England’s capital investment fund sets us on our path, as we continue to raise the remaining funding.
We’ll be sharing more information as soon as we have it. We can’t wait to hear from our residents, audiences, participants, artists, partners and the local neighbourhood to hear what a Reimagined Rich Mix looks like for you. Watch this space!
Photo by Four Communications.