From later this year, the new building will once again be the home of Riverside TV Studios who operate Studio 1's television facilities.
Our vision for the future is to make the building a centre whose core work will be to partner with arts organisations around the country to record the best live work created each year. With this in mind our ambition is to create a National Digital Production Network with membership from arts organisations, universities, technology companies, broadcasters, funders and distributors. Riverside Studios would be a lead part of the network, linking with key partners in Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast, all of whom will impart knowledge and working practice to organisations in their own area.
In this country we create some of the best theatre and performance in the world, but it exists for a short period of time, then it's gone forever. The idea of being able to prolong its use-by date is important and appealing. Read more about the country's first arts centre devoted to the concept of digital communication in this article in The Stage.
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 this 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 opening in 2018.
Artistic Director / CEO
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.