We can bring a magical brand presence to your empty spaces that are flexible to your development plans and save you money, time and work. Our "pop-up" spaces are creative powerhouses supporting artists, cultural entrepreneurs, craftsmen and creatives. They provide Property Developers & Owners with an innovative way of managing buildings, providing security and mitigating building costs while buildings are vacant. By collaborating with Property Developers we turn empty spaces into vibrant creative hubs

119 Farringdon Road, London 

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This 78,000 sq ft was the Guardian Newspaper Headquarters until 2008, and was then used by a variety of businesses including Alexander McQueen - it was here that the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress was made!  

It was a major "pop-up" cultural hub containing a cabaret bar and cafe, an immersive performance space including a restaurant, a suite of rehearsal rooms, artist residency and development space, edit suites, a makers' workshop, photography studio, costume makers' workshop and creative workspace. 

  • Business Rates savings: £700,000
  • Initial tenancy: 9 months from May 2014
  • Total tenancy: 2 years
  • Full building management
  • Full utility management & payment
  • 24 security provided
  • Owner/Developer: Viridis Real Estate
  • Council: Islington 

Theatre Deli North, Sheffield 

Moor Deli is based in a ex-Woolworths building on a busy Sheffield High Street. It's 32,000 sq ft, of which 12,000 sq ft is a modern retail unit, and a warren of derelict Woolworths offices, canteen and basement storage. 

The building has provided an extraordinary canvas for both community engagement and immersive performance. We've partnered with Crisis, Age UK, Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Universities to provide a range of community-focused activities and events. It continues to host and develop some of Britain's brightest theatre talent too. 

  • Business Rates savings: £200,000
  • Initial tenancy: 1 year from Oct 2014
  • Total tenancy: 2 years - ongoing
  • Full building management
  • Full utility management & payment 
  • 24 security measures provided
  • Owner: Aberdeen Assets
  • Developers: Ashcroft Developments 
  • Council: Sheffield City 

Brand New: The Library, Camberwell 

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From July 2016 we are working with the landlords, Southwark Council, to create a vibrant community and arts space in the heart of Camberwell. Based in the centre of Burgess Park, a green space between Elephant & Castle and Peckham, the Passmore Edwards Library & Baths is a Victorian listed building. 

Theatre Delicatessen won a bid to create a local cultural hub that will use the park itself as an artistic canvas, staging large-scale outdoor events. Inside will be a cafe and bar alongside education and development space. 

  • Key activities include youth education, participatory arts
  • Initial tenancy: 2 years - ongoing from July 2016
  • Full building management
  • Full utility management & payment 
  • Full security provided 
  • Owner: Southwark Council 
  • Council: Southwark 

PAST PROJECTS

35 Marylebone High Street

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The 36,000 ex-BBC London studios was situated in the heart of Marylebone. Built onto the original location of the 17th Century Marylebone Pleasure Gardens, this unusual space contained a variety of spaces from a giant newsroom to tiny edit suites. 

Set up and run by a consortium of artists supported by Theatre Delicatessen, the space contained artist studios, a photography studio and a gallery. The building hosted groundbreaking work including DifferencEngine's Heist, Halfcut's ShelfLife, and Lab Collective's The Pinstripe Trilogy. 

  • Business Rates savings: £800,000
  • Initial tenancy: 9 months from Feb 2012
  • Total tenancy: 2.5 years
  • Full building management 
  • Full utility management & payment  
  • 24 hour security provided
  • Owner: Aberdeen Assets
  • Developer: Welbeck Land 
  • Council: Westminster 

3-4 Picton Place

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Picton Place was a derelict college built in the 1930's. Theatre Delicatessen has a years tenancy there before it was redeveloped into apartments. 

It was a seminal building for Theatre Delicatessen, helping the company develop from a small theatre company into an organisation focused on creative development and providing opportunities and support for artists.

As well as staging our own shows it was where we staged the inaugural Theatre Souk. 

  • Business Rates savings: £400,000
  • Total tenancy: 1 year from June 2010
  • Full building management
  • Full utility management & payment
  • 24 hour security provided
  • Owner/Developer: Great Portland Estates 
  • Council: Westminster 

 

295 Regent Street 

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In 2008 Theatre Delicatessen staged their first production, an urban version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, on the ground and basement floors of this 1930's block on Regent Street, London.

Over 2 years, we staged over 6 more "non-traditional" theatre productions and learned how to effectively manage derelict buildings in the process. We worked very closely with the building developers, The Property Merchant Group, to provide them with range of client entertainment. 

  • Business rates savings: n/a
  • Total tenancy: 2 years
  • Hosted charitable and client events on behalf of the developer
  • Managed utilities 
  • Installed soft infrastructure 
  • Council: Westminster