Renowned theatre company, Slung Low, is opening a second new theatre and production space in the heart of the Temple District in Holbeck.
Property developer, CEG, has agreed a temporary two-year lease of 131 Water Lane, a warehouse with outdoor space on the corner of Water Lane and Bath Road. Slung Low will transform the space into production, rehearsal and workspace for independent artists and companies all dedicated to contributing to the artistic future of Leeds.
An outdoor stage will enable family friendly performances, all given on a pay what you decide basis. The new venue is a stone’s throw from their former home under two railway arches on Bath Road. Slung Low currently operate from The Holbeck club on Jenkinson Lawn, but are set to move out in December.
With LEEDS 2023 around the corner, the city is set for a year-long celebration of culture with events and creative experiences and Slung Low at Temple will play a key role. As previously reported, the theatre company is also expanding to open a 200-seater cabaret space at Holbeck’s Jamyang Buddhist Centre.
Alan Lane, director of Slung Low, explains:
“Slung Low at Temple will provide a fantastic destination where we can connect old and new communities of Holbeck and Temple.
“The flexible space will allow us to support artists in the city and deliver outstanding outdoor performances for all to enjoy. It will also provide a new home for our double decker bus classroom so we can continue to encourage young people to access their creative spirits, delivering the next generation of performance artists.”
Antonia Martin-Wright, head of investment at CEG, said:
“It is fantastic to welcome Slung Low to Temple.
“They are such a huge part of the city’s cultural ecosystem and will make an exciting contribution to the area, especially with so many new developments breathing renewed life into this exciting destination.
“Close to the successful Chow Down at Temple Arches, which offers independent food, drink and entertainment, together they will deliver vibrant events as we continue to progress the ambitious Temple masterplan.”
This post is based on a press release issued by CEG
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