London Studio Centre took up permanent residence in its premises in artsdepot in 2013, having been resident on a temporary basis since 2012. The partnership provides the college with rehearsal and performance spaces that facilitate LSC’s high quality training, and the building’s bright, contemporary feel has quickly provided the ideal atmosphere for London Studio Centre’s new home.
LSC’s facilities comprise ten dance studios, two fully equipped performance spaces, drama and singing rooms, a library with IT suite and a lecture room. The triple-height atrium café and social areas also offer ample space for relaxation.
Dance Studios: All our dance studios are bright and spacious, with over 1000m2 of specialist sprung dance flooring. Studios are used for daily classes and are also available to students outside of class time to develop their own choreographic projects, for example for their dissertations, Student Platform or Design for Dance. Dedicated singing and drama spaces are also available for these specialist classes.
Pentland Theatre: artsdepot’s fully-equipped, 395-seater theatre is at the heart of the venue, and is used by London Studio Centre for classes, rehearsals and of course performances: LSC holds up to 10 public performances in the theatre each academic year, ranging from professional tours by our third year performing companies, to our annual Spring Showcase, to smaller-scale productions combining current and graduate students, showcasing alumni choreography. The theatre’s extensive technical capabilities make it a unique venue for students to hone their performing craft through our invaluable and exciting range of performing opportunities. This fabulous dance space offers great versatility, its stage transforming into a flat floor for special events such as LSC’s Summer Ball.
Studio Theatre: artsdepot’s second performance space seats 148 people and is suitable for small-scale productions and other events. The theatre is used regularly by LSC students and staff for informal showings of work, talks and lectures.
Café: artsdepot’s café is subsidised by London Studio Centre, providing reasonably-priced options in hot and cold food and drinks for our students and staff. With its high ceilings and natural light, the café provides a pleasant space for students to relax and refuel between classes.
Library: The recently refurbished library comprises an ever-increasing collection of resources comprising books, journals, DVDs and musical scores to inform and support the academic work undertaken by students on the BA (Hons) Theatre Dance. Our resident librarian is on hand to assist students in finding the best resources for their independent research. The library also contains an IT suite with up-to-date computers, including video editing software; resources such as cameras and tripods are also available for students’ use.
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artsdepot is a leading arts centre and cultural hub in north London, which celebrated its 10th birthday in 2014 and welcomes over 100,000 visitors every year. London Studio Centre holds dedicated space within the building, as well as having shared use of some areas. This symbiotic partnership provides not only the use of modern and spacious facilities, but also the opportunity to engage with visiting practitioners.
London Studio Centre’s location on Tally Ho Corner makes it easily accessible by bus and tube, and it stands at the heart of the North Finchley community that the majority of our students call home during their training.
“It’s truly amazing for us to have the next generation of dance makers based at artsdepot”
Kerry Andrews, Artistic Director of artsdepot
“We were immediately struck by all that the venue has to offer in terms of training and performance. Our partnership with artsdepot provides additional opportunities for the substantial development of LSC in the longer term, in a unique performing arts environment”
Nic Espinosa, Director of London Studio Centre
“This partnership between an arts centre and a performing arts college is unique in the cultural sector and brings with it opportunities for both organisations to collaborate and share creative ideas.”
Tracey Cooper, Chief Executive of artsdepot