The start of our redevelopment period coincided with Riverside Studios winning the much coverted Love London Award as the local community's favourite venue in Hammersmith, voted for by people living in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. We like to thank you for your fantastic support.
Riverside Studios began its life in a Victorian industrial age as a factory for water pumps and sheet metal. Since then it has had a fascinating history and been a seminal cultural venue in London. It was home to film studios from the 30s to the 50s, was one of the original BBC Studios that saw the inception of colour television, and from the late 1970s has been a renowned centre of inspiring art.
Over its time it has seen
In our new environment we will continue to provide a mixed programme of performing art in all its forms as well as the best in cinema and television. Our intention is to combine Riverside's historic success into a new offering, in which we collaborate with arts organisations from around the country. Our ambition will be to help bring performing arts to new audiences by using digital technology, whether they are at home, on the move, in cinemas, or with us watching live in our new building.
In the meantime Riverside Trust, Riverside TV Studios who are the operators of Studio 1's television facilities and our office tenant companies can be found in our temporary home in Aspenlea Road, close to the hospital on Fulham Palace Road.
We look forward to you all being part of the future of Riverside Studios, back on its original site in a brand new building from 2017 and opening the following year.
Our development partners Mount Anvil have produced a website for local residents in Hammersmith and Fulham. It is regularly updated with information about the progress of this project.