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 recent article in The Stage.
In August 2016 as a window into the new digital world we presented a ground-breaking event at the world's largest arts festival. The Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival was a celebration of digital entertainment, from games and VR, to entertainment cinema, digital theatre screenings and live events. The festival presented multiple ways for audiences to explore the possibilities afforded by new advances in digital entertainment, showcasing new technologies, games, immersive VR, 360 films and consumer facing displays of new technology from holograms to drones to 360 cameras and equipment. We also screened over 55 of the best titles from
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.
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.