The New Diorama Theatre Announces New Rehearsal Space ND2
Today The New Diorama Theatre announced an exciting new initiative, having signed a one year lease with London based property developer British Land, to create the largest rehearsal space in Central London: ND2 will open its doors 01 May 2017.
Once the busy trading floor for JP Morgan, this workspace, adjacent to the New Diorama Theatre in Regent's Place, is undergoing a creative makeover. With over 4000 square meters, including an enormous "Green Room" in the impressive, 50 meter high central Atrium, it will be the biggest rehearsal space in the West End.
The Atrium itself will become the ND2 creative hub by day, and transform at night to accommodate a multitude of events. The ND2 studio spaces, located on the first floor and easily accessible via normal and goods lifts, are all large, luxurious, bright rooms with climate control, full blackout capabilities, state of the art soundproofing and Wi-Fi facilities, as well as 24-hour security. Perfect for any creative project, or just to hide in if we go to war with Spain over Gibraltar.
David Byrne, The Artistic Director at The New Diorama said; "ND2 is roughly 20 times the size of our current theatre space. All across the next year this new space is going to mean 'all-you-can-eat' free rehearsal time for NDT supported theatre artists, free development space for the recently launched *BAMER-led theatre companies, and some very large scale and ambitious productions.
ND2 means that for the first time, The New Diorama can open its doors across the industry by offering some of the very best, new rehearsal spaces in central London - fully accessible, sizeable spaces that are both easy to get to, and among the best value in the Capital. It's thrilling to be able to bring so many artists together under one roof: I can't wait to see what we come up with."
Paul Jaffe, Asset Manager at British Land said "The New Diorama Theatre has been a fantastic addition to Regent's Place, so we are thrilled to be able to offer this additional rehearsal space to help the theatre and its associates to continue to thrive."