The Riverside Studios started off as an industrial building in the 19th century. It was bought by the Triumph Film Company in 1933 and turned into a movie studio. The last film was made in 1954 and the building was then turned into a television studio for the BBC, hosting many popular shows throughout the 50’s and 60’s including Hancock’s Half Hour, Z Cars and the Old Grey Whistle Test.
The BBC departed in 1978 and the building became a black box theatre space, offering a diverse programme of dance, music, workshops and experimental and foreign theatre, which continues today. An independent cinema was also built. In the 90’s, television would return to Riverside with the filming of TFI Friday and Top of the Pops.
The theatre has a licensed bar and kitchen, serving food from noon to 3pm and 4pm to 9pm every day. Studios 1 and 2 each seat 400 and Studio 3 seats 156.
There is a ramped entrance into reception, from where there is level access to all facilities. There are 2 spaces for wheelchair users in Studio 1, 4 spaces in Studio 2 and 2 spaces in Studio 3. The cinema also has 2 spaces and an induction loop for hearing aid users. There is an adapted toilet in the building.
The nearest tube station is Hammersmith and you can find parking at Hammersmith Broadway shopping centre.
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