We are currently working with partners to deliver arts and cultural ventures in London, throughout the UK and internationally whilst the new Riverside Studios is being built.
FuturePlay Festival (formerly the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival) took to the streets of Edinburgh again for 24 days in August 2017 with a diverse programme of events celebrating, exploring and showcasing cutting-edge creative content and ideas at the intersection of art and technology. Geodesic domes and shipping containers on George Street housed a Virtual Reality Studio, a gaming and interactive Tech Zone, and an Immersive Art Gallery powered by Google Tilt Brush. Special events included a talks and debates programme and a one-day industry symposium at the University of Edinburgh while a converted underground car park was host to the FuturePlay Arcade Party, a one night event featuring dozens of retro video games, drinks and DJs.
In December 2016 we collaborated with HammersmithLondon BID to offer a free virtual reality experience to the residents and employees of the borough. Visitors were invited into our virtual reality cabin in Lyric Square, given a VR headset and were whisked away to a range of wintery worlds, including a tour of New York City at Christmas and getting up close and personal with polar bears in The Arctic.
Following sell-out seasons in 2011/12 and critical and audience acclaim, Simon Callow brought his much-lauded production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, to the London's Arts Theatre from 8th December 2016 until 7th January 2017. Based on Dickens. own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns delivered a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling that was both heart-warming and deeply moving. The show was presented by Riverside Studios & Assembly.
'An impeccably performed piece... reminding us what a true Christmas might be.' - Daily Express
Our period of redevelopment has provided us with the opportunity to take stock of this valuable collection and to work towards ensuring that it is restored, protected and developed for the benefit of the public and future generations. The Riverside Studios Archive has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to begin work on assessing and preserving our collection. [More]
Our Digital Production Team has been established with the aim of delivering several productions a year for a variety of broadcasters. Since 2016 we have filmed Northern Ballet's
Riverside Studios with HOME in Manchester supported by Arts Council England commissioned MTM London (the research consultants responsible for the Digital R&D Fund: Arts Digital Culture 2014 report) to interrogate the current and future demand from arts audiences and consumers for live to digital recordings and associated digital content. The findings of the research were presented at Launch Event in London on 2nd July 2015. [Research Information] [Research Presentation Videos]
Prints by local artist
Prints are available in 10" x 15" Giclee prints on Hahnemuhle photograghic paper. They are 40 pounds each. [More]