London’s newest venue by the river in South East London, Woolwich Works opened to the public in September 2021. A cultural hub for everything from live music to stand-up and contemporary art exhibitions. On the music side of things the spaces have already hosted the likes of London jazz pioneers Shabaka Hutchings, Emma-Jean Thackray and Ashley Henry, pop goddess Shingai Shoniwa (formerly of The Noisettes), the undisputable British Queen of Soul Mica Paris, and local legend Afrikan Boy. Much more will be making its way to Woolwich Works in 2022.
The venue is a landmark, multi-million pound restoration project by Royal Borough of Greenwich to transform the historic site of Royal Arsenal into a new 15,000sqm creative district for London. A multi-disciplinary arts hub, the site includes multiple concert venues, two bars, a café, dance and recording studios, plus multiple places to entertain. The flexible spaces host a programme of public events including concerts, stand-up comedy, cabaret, dance and family shows.
Woolwich Works also supports the local community, enabling people to realise their creative potential, providing a platform for emerging talent, creating and delivering work-based learning, and supporting cultural and community organisations and initiatives.