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Time Out says
Wed Jun 20 2012
The Riverside Studios has had a long and enterprising history. Starting life as an industrial building in the 1800s, it was bought by the Triumph Film Company in 1933, serving as a film studio until 1954 when the BBC moved in and made Riverside its television station hub. ‘Top of The Pops’ and ‘Dr Who’ were famously filmed here, together with ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ and ‘Playschool’. It wasn’t until 1975 that Riverside Studios received council funding to become a community arts centre and, with playwright Peter Gill at the helm, it launched as a new home for the performing arts. Since then, Riverside has evolved and grown providing visitors with an often ambitious theatre, art, cinema and education programme, as well as a studio space for television companies and a lively bar-cum-restaurant.
Riverside Studios Crisp Rd
020 8237 1111
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- Crisp Rd
- 020 8237 1111
- Crisp Rd
- Riverside Studios
Theatre. Off-West End. Experimental theatre. Contemporary theatre. Dance. Film. Indie. Music. Classical & Opera. Opera. Post-classical. Jazz and experimental. Shopping. Sport and fitness. Art. Contemporary art. Books and poetry. Things to do
Eating and drinking facilities. Bar. Café. Restaurant. Accessible facilities. Wheelchair access. General facilities. Available for hire
What's on at Riverside Studios
Leslie 'Hutch' Hutchinson was one of the biggest cabaret stars of the '20s and '30s – though he's now just as well known for being the lover of both Cole Porter and Edwina Mountbatten, wife to the Queen's cousin. Ruby in the Dust's new play-with-music,...
Off-West End, Drama
- Rating: 5/5
- Critics' choice
In order to have its full erotic charge, any production of August Strindberg’s ‘Miss Julie’ needs to be situated on a social faultline. When it was written in 1888, the taboo of a haughty aristocratic daughter seducing her father’s servant was enough...
Off-West End, Musicals, Rollerblading and inline skating
- Rating: 3/5
After modest success at the King's Head Theatre last year, Ruby in the Dust's musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's great novella is back for 2013 in reworked, recast form. New songs are promised, as well as the input of Lee Proud, one of the fringe's...
Off-West End, Circuses
Australian circus group Casus use contemporary and traditional circus techniques to present an acrobatic show which will showcase the formidable skills of its four performers.
A one-day comedy course in one-liners, sketches and sitcom writing. Featuring 'Red Dwarf' penman Rob Grant, comedy writer Geoff Atkinson – who wrote one of the UK's most controversial sitcoms, 'Heil Honey I'm Home!', but it was axed after the pilot aired...