The Talent House

The Talent House – Photo by Megan Higgins

Coming Soon – The Talent House!

We are thrilled to share the news that East London Dance and music organisation UD have come together, under one roof, to offer even more opportunities to young people, artists and our local communities in a vibrant new creative hub in the heart of Stratford’s Sugar House Island.

To read our press release click here.

Donate to our final target to complete the building fit out here.

An engine room for creativity, The Talent House will create opportunities for early career and more established dance and music artists to connect with one another, to be inspired and create, as well as encouraging the cross-pollination of talent, ideas, conversation and performance between art forms. More than 2,100 hours of free access to the building and its facilities will be made available to locally-based independent artists every year.

“East London Dance has been championing and growing east London’s dance scene for over three decades and we’re thrilled to call this incredible new building home and be able to welcome in our local communities. We see a world where creative talent is always met with opportunity, no matter where you come from, and post-pandemic this space will be essential to help the creative community to reconnect, recover and renew their creative endeavours. The Talent House is a building for the young people and artists of east London and their voices will be at the heart of all of our decision making.” 
Polly Risbridger, Chief Executive, East London Dance

With two dance studios, five music production/recording studios, a live room and two vocal booths, a large flexible rehearsal/events space and a tech lab for education and training The Talent House has state-of-the-art facilities to serve our artists and participants. The building also includes a shared area for building users and members, including a canteen and co-working space, plus a central atrium space for dance jams and informal gigs.

With high-performance professional facilities spanning across three floors housed in a historic warehouse with a modern extension, The Talent House is purpose-built to facilitate and encourage the passions and aspirations of dance and music artists, supporting young people and local communities on every step of their creative journey.

Opening this autumn for everyone with an interest in expressing themselves through dance and music, from first steps to professional heights, The Talent House aims to welcome more than 12,000 people every year with an inspirational public programme, co-curated with young people, artists and local residents.

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The Talent House – Photo by Ben Stanley

The Talent House has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England; Greater London Authority; London Legacy Development Corporation; London Borough of Newham; Vastint UK; Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, funded by Westfield Stratford City and delivered by Foundation for Future London; London Marathon Charitable Trust; The Linbury Trust; Foyle Foundation; Cockayne – Grants for the Arts & London Community Foundation; Arts & Culture Impact Fund by nesta; and CMS Law.

East London Dance continues to fundraise for the final £100k needed to reach our £2m target for The Talent House. If you are interested in supporting us to reach our target, you can read more here and donate here.